We keep a database of awesome hand-picked quotes from a variety of authors, musicians, and key people about music, soul, jazz, musicianship, guitars and all things music! Every order you receive from our shop, find a fun new music quote on the bottom of your packing slip! Below are some of our favorites.
You are raw soul.
- Jim Stewart, founder, Stax Records
Ladies and gentlemen, the person that's going to come up now has a limited amount of time ... His name is Bob Dylan.
- Peter Yarrow, Newport Folk Festival 1965
My thing is more in a blues vein: long, rambling, basic and primitive.
- Jim Morrison, The Doors
Johnny [Winter] is going to play with my band and shake the house up
- Muddy Waters
Somebody stole my guitar wire from me, I think it was John Lee Hooker
- Buddy Guy
We used to drive through Lafayette and Baton Rouge in a yellow Camino listening to Howling Wolf
- Lucinda Williams
And don't forget New Orleans, the home of the blues
- James Brown, Night Train
I do not play no Rock n Roll
- Mississippi Fred McDowell
I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofa- in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord.
- R.L. Burnside
Western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.
- Willie Nelson
This music being played on front porches in the Delta went global. Incredible. It makes you want to cry, it's so beautiful.
- Jack White
There's good timing, bad timing, and Junior Wells' timing
- Albert Castiglia
I'd rather hear some blues or funky old soul
- Bob Seger
Have you heard of Muddy Waters?
- Jimi Hendrix
I just like the blues better than rock n roll.
- Johnny Winter
Don't die 'til you're dead
- Mississippi John Hurt
It was like TNT, man, it just exploded. All of a sudden the world was wrapped up in rock.
- Carl Perkins
If I had any ambition, it was to be as good as Arthur Crudup
- Elvis Presley
I had lots of favorites. Otis Rush was important. 'So Many Roads' sent shivers up my spine.
- Jimmy Page
I'm movin' around and I can't stand still, I'm Bo Diddley.
- Jack White, I'm Shakin'