I talked to the record company about what I had in mind. They said they wanted something lush. I figured the best thing to do was let them hear what I had in mind.
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When I look out at the people and they look at me and they're smiling, then I know that I'm loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems.
I am so happy that I am alive and can walk.
I figured I could do It's A Man's Man's Man's World, because I believe it's the truth.
You can't fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them.
And as I started reaching deeper I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn't have the nerve.
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Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.
I have always had a certain rhythmic approach to my work.
After all, we didn't bring democracy to Germany in 1945; Hitler destroyed democracy there first.