You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That is to help each other and not hurt each other.
What I am trying to get across to you is please take of yourselves and those that you love because that is what we are hear for, that's all we got, and that is all we can take with us. Are you with me
The way I play, I go through a set in a year. So I put '58 Gibson Jumbo Bass frets on all my necks.
The Marshall is supposed to be 200 watts, but mine's never worked right it peaks out at 80.
So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too.
I wanted to play saxophone, but all I could get were a few squeaks.
And sometimes to help them we have got to help ourselves.
After I changed the string we picked up right where we left off - and punched back in at the same time. I don't know if this has ever been done before. The engineer sort of looked at us weird, but we got it on the first take.
Lots of times I'll play lead and rhythm together.
I was taught to think the next week or month or year will only get better than it is today. So I just keep waiting to see hoe great it will get
Ya know, right now the most important thing in my life is to make sure you understand that, first of all I thank God I'm alive today, and I mean that. I spent too many years of my life thinking that the big party was the whole thing.
I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.
But between sets I'd sneak over to the black places to hear blues musicians. It got to the point where I was making my living at white clubs and having my fun at the other places.
Lonnie was ahead of his time, but at the same time he was right in there with Albert Collins's Cool Sounds.