Stomping the Blues

“But the blind musician on the corner with his tin cup has never been the typical blues musician.

Unlike Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Jimmy Rushing, and Big Joe Turner, whose acts were always a part if not the high point of the main event, he is at best only a sobering sideshow.

On the other hand, a blind musician putting the dancers in a lowdown back-alley groove at a Saturday Night Function needs no tin cup.”

Albert Murray

Stomping the Blues, 1976

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