Sam Myers in Chicago - between mid 20th Century and early 21st Century

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, page 113:

Making a record back in the old days was a lot different than it is now. I liked recording in Chicago or New York better than I did anywhere in the South. For one reason, I never did like it if I had written a song and somebody were to tell me how to sing it, and they can't carry a tune in a bucket. The next thing is, if you got your music set to a song the way you want it to go, you're not supposed to let nobody in the studio change your format around. If you want to add instruments and they're playing the right thing, that's fine. But, man, don't take away anything. I don't like that.

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cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 113. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician

Listening to

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Blues performed by Elmore James, Sam Myers

Experience Information

Date/Time between mid 20th Century and early 21st Century
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Sam Myers is mulling over his experience of the record industry over almost fifty years

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 29 May 2015 12:23:07 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:35:10 +0100