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.
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock n roll.
- Billy Joel
There was one in particular called, I think, "American Folk Festival of The Blues", which featured Buddy Guy... He just astounded everybody.
- Jimmy Page
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
- Janis Joplin, "Mercedes Benz"
Paid his dues playing the blues, he claims that he wrote the Blue Suede Shoes
- The Beastie Boys, Johnny Ryall
Blues men borrowed from each other constantly, and it is the same with jazz. It is even happened to us. As a musician, I am only the product of my influences.
- Jimmy Page
For the sake of arguing, if I named my dog [Otis] after somebody, I named him just as much after Otis Spann.
- Gregg Allman
I just hope I'm remembered as a good blues musician.
- Johnny Winter
I just want to tell you 'bout a man name Coon, His home was in Tennessee. He made his living stealing chickens.
- Pink Anderson
Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me.
I sold the last horse that we had. Made about fifteen dollars for him, gave my grandmother $7.50, I kept $7.50 and paid about $2.50 for that guitar. It was a Stella.
- Muddy Waters
I said to [Clarence Gatemouth Brown], ‘I play your song Okie Dokey Stomp for my Theme Song!’ and he says… ‘Don’t **** it up, kid’. I quit playin’ it.
- Dr. John
There was a set list from my first band, the Black Snake Moan, written on a little card – Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy, Chuck Berry.
- Robert Plant
When you come down to the blues, I'm gonna show you how to play the blues. You just sit there and watch me.
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
It's been a long, a long time coming but I know a change gonna come.
- Sam Cooke
Feeling good was easy, lord, when he sang the blues.
- Janis Joplin, "Me And Bobby McGee"
If you don't know the blues, there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
- Keith Richards
And now we need a pound of fat-back drums...
- King Curtis
I had lots of favorites. Otis Rush was important. 'So Many Roads' sent shivers up my spine.
- Jimmy Page
We used to drive through Lafayette and Baton Rouge in a yellow Camino listening to Howling Wolf
- Lucinda Williams