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Tempo: Mose Allison

Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1968

"BLUES IS A very limited thing to play. I have to keep adding things to it to keep it interesting. I keep striving for higher levels of performance. That's the only way I can maintain the pace of going out and playing. It gets tiring going from California to Chicago. If you're not interested in it, it can get to be like prison. Now B.B. King, he was never an improviser. He's a blues guiiar player — a natural cat. He tries to get better doing his natural gig. I don't think he consciously seeks new influences.

Total word count of piece: 723


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