T-Bone Walker in Dallas - early 20th Century
The blues? Man, I didn't start playing the blues ever. That was in me before I was born and I've been playing and living the blues ever since. That's the way you've gotta play them. You've got to live the blues, and with us that's natural--it's born in us to live the blues.
I think that the first thing I can remember was my mother singing the blues as she would sit along in the evenings in our place in Dallas, Texas, where I was born. I can't remember the words to those blues, but she could sing you blues right now like you never heard before. I used to listen to her singing there … more >>
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 249. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435414103305 accessed: 23 May, 2022
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|blues singing||performed by anonyomous|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|