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"I only listen to old stuff," he continues. "I'm gonna listen to some old Muddy Waters; I'm gonna listen to something that has some richness. I'm gonna listen to some Robert Johnson, some Howlin' Wolf, you know? I'm gonna listen to some shit, you know what I mean? The real deal. I wouldn't put on myself to listen to blues. I know that's what Corey [Harris] or Alvin [Hart] would do, too."
Why the back-to-basics turnaround? If nothing else, advancing age may have convinced Moore to stick to what he knows and does best.
"What the fuck else am I gonna do?" he asks. "I'm a 50-year-old black man. I ain't gonna be no pretty boy."
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