05/27/15 10:26 am
I saw Joni Mitchell in little clubs, playing her guitar and singing her life-experience songs. She’d come to hear me as well and was always encouraging. Same thing was true of Kenny Rogers, David Clayton-Thomas, Gordon Lightfoot, and Neil Young. Every one of these cats respected the African-American musical tradition. They drew from it. And they let me know I was a part of it.” - Rick James on life in Toronto.


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