“I made money in the day; don’t ever kid yourself,” he says. “R&B singers made top dollar. They — well, I paid my taxes, but most of them didn’t pay taxes until Reagan came along and started getting after them. They’d go to the South, man, and come back with pockets like this, pockets stacked with cash dollars. Blues didn’t make money. R&B singers made money. They were drunks, they were drug addicts and they were womanizers.”
Here’s the full interview Syl did with the Hartford Courant at Solid Sound last weekend where he talks about his career over the past 50+ years, sampling, and why we chose the name Complete Mythology for the box set.
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