“King of the Blues”

Blues-SIngerInterview Part IV

“The Swan Song”

Sunny: Like I said, I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: Your roots reach deep into the Mississippi Delta, into the South Chicago scene, into Motown. That’s quite diverse.

Sunny: Yeah, man. I’m the king of the blues, baby, the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: Our sources tell us that you’ve released over 50 records and CDs since the Forties.

Sunny: I’m the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: You’ve been pickin and singin for over 70 years. Sooner or later you’re gonna drop dead. How do you feel about the hereafter?

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: After reviewing several of your songs it appears that you concentrate on simple, repetitious themes that could become annoying after a while.

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: We see that you travel with a complete orchestra. Are all these members really necessary or do you just like to be extravagant?

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: There are plenty of musicians, such as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, John Hurt, John Lee Hooker and others who might claim to be the king of the blues.

Sunny: But I am the king of the blues, baby.

Horseshoe: According to your agent you received that boom box as a gift from Yassar Arafat after a performance in Palestine.

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: It’s really loud. Can you turn it down so we can talk some more?

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: He also told us you were the tenth of eleven kids born to sharecroppers around the turn-of-the-century. How old are you anyway?

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: You don’t look that old.

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: One would think that all the drinking and partying would take its toll on a fellow your age.

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: The liner notes on your King of the Blues album say you’ve been married eight times and have fathered more than 40 children.

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: What did you and all of those wives find to talk about.

Sunny: Ain’t you been listenin’? I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: Read any good books lately?

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: Here, eat these guitar strings.

Sunny: I am the king of the blues.

Horseshoe: Nice day. You think it’ll rain this afternoon?

Sunny: It’s possible.

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