"Well, you know a Sam Lay track when you hear it, man. Listen to those 40-some Chess tracks and, you know, you can tell which ones Sam’s on."
"Well, blues is pretty much a part of everything that I do. ...That music is in my heart, and always will be."
Theirs was the music behind the big names. Each, a master of his craft, influenced the world in such a way, that rock 'n' roll may well have been stillborn without them.
Today, Phil Wiggins is the only living player of the instrument to hold the prestigious honor of “Master of Traditional Arts.”