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Elvis Presley's first major hit was a cover of Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right, Mama". Despite being credited, Crudup never received any royalties.

Music Quotes

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.

I says go on girl don't sing them blues to me, Because I'm sweet as any man can be
- Pink Anderson
Western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.
- Willie Nelson
Everybody understands the blues
- Albert King
If a song was ever good, it's still good.
- Willie Nelson
Don't ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it.
- Otis Redding
To find information about a lot of blues guys I used to go to the library and find the jazz magazines... and read all about where these people were playing, like Muddy Waters and Elmore James.
- Angus Young, lead guitarist & founder of AC/DC
I'm gonna show you how to play the blues, you just sit here and watch me
- Howlin' Wolf
The first blues festivals I ever went to, I always got a shiver every time I saw Sonny Boy Williamson, the way he strutted out on the stage.
- Robert Plant
Matter of fact, I put hands on my first electric guitar November 10th, 1960, at three o'clock that Saturday afternoon.
- Gregg Allman
The other part of the scene, the rock n roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.
- Luther Allison
He heard Sunnysland Slim play, Sunnyland Slim told him about me, so he got right in touch with me. I was working, driving a truck -- a beautiful little truck.
- Muddy Waters
Everyone talks about rock these days... the problem is they forget about the roll.
- Keith Richards
I ain't no big star, but I'll play the blues for you on my guitar.
- Albert King
I was only interested in two things: being true to myself and being true to the music
- Ray Charles
See, everybody say they don't like the blues -- but you wrong.
- Howlin' Wolf
We asked him, 'Do you have any songs that you've written?' And he says, 'No, but I've got some I made up.' And that was how we got Jimmy Reed.
- Calvin Carter, Vee-Jay Records
I just hope I'm remembered as a good blues musician.
- Johnny Winter
If I had any ambition, it was to be as good as Arthur Crudup
- Elvis Presley
God bless Rock n Roll and God bless America.
- Bo Diddley
No one sings the blues like Blind Willie McTell
- Bob Dylan