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Talkin' Blues with John Scofield

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AAJ: I wonder if gospel isn't the root of it all. Remember the B.B. King album, the one with Bobby Blue Bland, and they yell out, "Let's go to church with it!" and they all fall into a driving gospel rhythm.

JS: Yeah, that's the thing, we don't really know. I bet gospel was probably around before the twelve bar blues progression, I imagine black church music was one of the first things to happen.

AAJ: Okay John, I've already kept you too long, but I really appreciate your time and it's been a lot of fun.

JS: Thanks Alan, I've enjoyed it too. I'm in Germany a lot, so keep an eye out and I'll see you the next time I'm over there.

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