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Robert Petway first recorded "Catfish Blues", covered by Muddy, Hendrix, Gov't Mule, et al, and then disappeared. No later recordings were ever found.

Music Quotes

We keep a database of awesome hand-picked quotes from a variety of authors, musicians, and key people about music, soul, jazz, musicianship, guitars and all things music! Every order you receive from our shop, find a fun new music quote on the bottom of your packing slip! Below are some of our favorites.

Every time I'm in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace.
- Duane Allman
Hearing the blues changed my life
- Van Morrison
I just like the blues better than rock n roll.
- Johnny Winter
We used to drive through Lafayette and Baton Rouge in a yellow Camino listening to Howling Wolf
- Lucinda Williams
The sound that you're listening to is from my guitar named Lucille
- B.B. King
if i can't get me no sweet potato pie, I'm gonna get me some ass
- Howlin' Wolf
I just wanted to play blues – that's it.
- Van Morrison
We have a history that needs to be told.
- Mavis Staples
Feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
- Kris Kristofferson
Matter of fact, I put hands on my first electric guitar November 10th, 1960, at three o'clock that Saturday afternoon.
- Gregg Allman
When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I knew this is where the soul of man never dies.
- Sam Phillips, Owner, Sun Records
The Blues is the roots of all American music.
- Willie Dixon
I had never heard the word 'superstar' but when I think about it today, I was a superstar tractor driver. I loved it.
- B.B. King
I'm gonna show you how to play the blues, you just sit here and watch me
- Howlin' Wolf
For the sake of arguing, if I named my dog [Otis] after somebody, I named him just as much after Otis Spann.
- Gregg Allman
What's your name? No, disregard that. Most important thing, I wanna know you.
- Albert King
I have an iPod and I put all my favorite stuff on there. You can dial up anything. I mostly listen to blues.
- Gregg Allman
When I was a kid, I was following black soul music.
- Robert Plant
I think Bill Monroe's importance to American music is as important as someone like Robert Johnson was to blues, or Louis Armstrong.
- Ricky Scaggs
I wonder whether anything since then has been as good.
- Alan Lomax on Fred McDowell's "Shake 'Em On Down"