David Edwards

David Edwards

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: June 28, 1915
Died: August 29, 2011
Birth Sign: Cancer

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You play a 'lowdown dirty shame slow and lonesome, my mama dead, my papa across the sea I ain't dead but I'm just supposed to be' blues. You can take that same blues, make it uptempo, a shuffle blues, that's what rock n' roll did with it. So blues ain't going nowhere. Ain't goin' nowhere.

I used to play too with a boy who played a saxophone. We didn't play no blues, we'd play a lot of love songs - 'Stardust', 'Blue Moon', 'Out Cold Again', 'Sophisticated Lady', 'Stars Fell On Alabama', a lot of different stuff.

I'd probably sit around the house and get lonesome if I didn't have something to do.

I don't care how famous a guitarist is, he ain't learned everything. There's always somewhere to go, something to mash up, but he ain't found it yet. You never learn everything on that guitar neck.

I used to be a drinker but I found out how bad it was and I let it alone.

The delta blues is a low-down, dirty shame blues. It's a sad, big wide sound, something to make you think about people who are dead or the women who left you.

You could play the blues like it was a lonesome thing - it was a feeling. The blues is nothing but a story... The verses which are sung in the blues is a true story, what people are doing... what they all went through. It's not just a song, see?

I was 22 years old when I met Robert Johnson. I was there the night he was poisoned.

I watched my daddy play that guitar, and whenever I could, I would pick it up and strum on it.

The turnaround is when you have a solo in betwixt the verses. You stoppin' to have a solo.

The blues is nothing but a story... The verses which are sung in the blues is a true story, what people are doing... what they all went through. It's not just a song, see?

You don't have to play a whole lot of guitar to be a good blues player. Some people plays too much guitar. Stack it on top of each other the way it don't - you're working too fast. Blues not supposed to be played fast. Blues supposed to be played slow. You could kill a man with just one chord.

Blues ain't never going anywhere. It can get slow, but it ain't going nowhere.

I drive every day. I like to gamble.

I knew BB King when he first started out.

I left home when I was 17 with Joe Williams.

I seen a lot of changes. You got to make changes. I even make changes in my blues.

I should have been dead 50, 60 years ago. God just wasn't ready for me. Because I used to raise hell and drink. I've had my fun!

My father had slowed down playing a little... I was 'round 10 or 12 years old. Every time he put his guitar down, I pick it up.

When I started to recording, I gave the name of Honeyboy, but my people only knew me by Honey.

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers, I kind of wanted to be a vampire. Angelina Jolie age

I have always loved cashmere and knitwear is the first thing I'm drawn to when shopping - even if I don't need any. Claudia Schiffer

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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