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Trouble men

“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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  • Headline: Trouble men
  • Publication: Style, Pages 45 on 03/02/2014
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