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Alexis Korner Quotes

Alexis Korner Quotes & Quotations
Alexis Korner
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    Every musical movement that is big enough has to produce some good musicians who wouldn't have had the incentive to start playing without it. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 2
    I can't explain why one wants to pass a particular sort of pain onto other people, but you do. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
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    I had always intended to make a living out of playing blues. But I never admitted it to myself. I don't suppose I could have given a logical reason for it ever becoming possible to do so. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 4
    I must have been heavily schizophrenic all my life. The me who hears what the other me can't play is the dominant one. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 5
    I wanted to be able to play guitar. I wanted to be able to make music hurt. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 6
    I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
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    If the same phrase in the same place created the right effect, I was perfectly prepared to use it every time. I wasn't worried that I wasn't improvising. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 8
    In 1940 I came across a record by Jimmy Yancey. I can't say how important that record is. From then on, all I wanted to do was play the blues. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 9
    Once you became associated with a children's show, you're finished. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 10
    Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 11
    The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words, far too little originality. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 12
    The parallel development in American blues to the British movement has resulted in Johnny Winters. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner
  • 13
    When I reflect on how things have changed, I can't help but laugh. Alexis-KornerAlexis Korner