As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music.
More Quotes from Edgar Winter:When I did it with Johnny, it was almost a telepathic kind of communication.
My favorite songs are those that are most deeply personal and emotional for me, and they include the love songs that I've written for Monique.
I can't imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it.
I've always had a great love of music since childhood. It changes every day... every time you write, it's a new experience. It's a self expression.
There's a bootleg album that was recorded when I was 14 or 15, a compilation of things live at different clubs. Songs like Girl from Ipanema and Cry Me A River. I don't know what the title of it is.
I'm really indebted to Johnny. He was my first musical hero. Were it not for him, things would have happened quite differently. I can envision myself as maybe a starving jazz musician. I never had any inclination towards fame or stardom. I just love music. Johnny was more ambitious and outgoing. I was the weird and quiet guy who played all the instruments.
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