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The movie Black Snake Moan opened with a clip of Son House discussing the blues.

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 just wanted to play blues – that's it.
- Van Morrison
See, everybody say they don't like the blues. But you wrong.
- Howlin' Wolf
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
- Charlie Parker
I'm movin' around and I can't stand still, I'm Bo Diddley.
- Jack White, I'm Shakin'
The other part of the scene, the rock n roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.
- Luther Allison
Everybody understands the blues.
- Albert King
I just want to tell you 'bout a man name Coon, His home was in Tennessee. He made his living stealing chickens.
- Pink Anderson
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
- Janis Joplin, "Mercedes Benz"
I am the blues
- Willie Dixon
She walks like Bo Diddley and she don't need no crutch.
- Bob Dylan, From A Buick 6
Vinyl was the romantic side of listening to blues, because it involves the listener from the smell of it to the process of dropping the needle on the record.
- Jack White
I may be getting old, but I've got young fashioned ways...I don't worry about no young one's...there'll be no one to take my place.
- Muddy Waters
Ravi Shankar and Robert Johnson are the only guitar players I listen to.
- George Harrison
There's good timing, bad timing, and Junior Wells' timing
- Albert Castiglia
My father didn’t never pick no cotton and I didn’t wake up this morning sad and start playing the blues. There's more to it than that.
- Miles Davis
And now we need a pound of fat-back drums...
- King Curtis
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
Nothing can ever be wrong about music.
- Duane Allman
I want you to bury my body, out on Highway 61
- Mississippi Fred McDowell
Howard just pointed with his gun and said, 'That way, down Highway 61'
- Bob Dylan