Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Quote of the Day: Bill Withers

“You gonna tell me the history of the blues? I am the goddam blues. Look at me. Shit. I’m from West Virginia, I’m the first man in my family not to work in the coal mines, my mother scrubbed floors on her knees for a living, and you’re going to tell me about the goddam blues because you read some book written by John Hammond? Kiss my ass.”
That's singer/songwriter Bill Withers, from a 2005 interview referenced this week by New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones.



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