Born Monday 1 April 1895, died Wednesday 17 October 1984
Professions: Artist, Critic, Musician, Songwriter, Writer
Until they put that sand and dirt in my face I will not sit in church all day.
Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself.
Maybe if I knew music I couldn't do what I am doing.
None of them going to treat me bad, honey, I'm too strict for that.
The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues. I know that I don't want no musicians who know all about music playin' for me.
Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.