I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions.
Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore.
I never wanted to be like other blues singers. I might like hearing them play, but I've never wanted to be anyone other than myself. There are a few people that I've wished I could play like, but when I tried, it didn't work.
The problem is that a lot of the blues stations are late on Saturday night, and like a lot of people, I ain't no vampire!
What don't I want to learn? I have how-to books, history, nature. Ain't nobody here saying, 'You'd better learn this.' But I still think I've got a head on my shoulders, and it pleases me.
I guess you can look at me, and tell I'm the old man. My name is BB King.