I sang on Church Street, every place that had a stage.
When I got through, Duke Ellington stood up and started the applause.
But of course it's different now, the blues is no longer blues, it's green now.
I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was the voice to be heard at that time.
There are stories that people don't want to talk about that brought this music through.
I thought the best thing you were supposed to do was find somebody and try to sound like them.
We are trying to prove that the blues lives on forever and anybody in this place can sing the blues.
When I saw all of the people I have known all these years, when we got together, it was scary because B.B King and I lived in the same place in Nevada.
If you are speaking about my own songs, I would think so because we were talking about that particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago.