The most influential thing was the two Chris Rock specials that came out when I was in high school. I was obsessed with that stuff.
Because the blues is the basis of most American music in the 20th century. It's a 12-bar form that's played by jazz, bluegrass and country musicians. It has a rhythmic vocabulary that's been used by rock n' roll. It's related to spirituals, and even the American fiddle tradition.
The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years.
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