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“It’s a natural. Black people suffer externally in this country. Jewish people suffer internally. The suffering is the fulcrum for the blues.” — Mike Bloomfield, as quoted by Al Kooper “The white commercial songwriters were quicker to notice and imitate the spirit of the blues than their musical form … but in the Negro blues it is the gaiety that is feigned, while in the white it is the grief.” ...

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