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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.

Elvis has left the building.
- Oscar Davis, Toledo, Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, 1956
I may be getting old, but I've got young fashioned ways...
- Muddy Waters
This Record Should Be Played Loud
- Back cover of The Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed
Listen to what the blues are sayin'
- Willie Nelson
My watch don’t work that well. I don’t show up to all my gigs.
- Charlie Parker
It was about more than watching a band stand in front of 600 watts of Marshall speakers, it was about an entertaining show.
- Richard Wright, Pink Floyd
I used to listen to [Sonny Boy Williamson] a lot when I was a kid.
- Levon Helm, The Band
[Chess Records] released ten thousand records [of Mojo Workin'] on Friday, by Saturday 1:00 you couldn't buy one. They were selling records then for .79 cents... I raised the price.
- Muddy Waters
I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time - I'll give it right back to you one of these days...
- Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
I think that music, being an expression of the human heart, or of the human, of being itself, does express what is happening.
- John Coltrane
Avalon, my home town, always on my mind
- Mississippi John Hurt, "Avalon Blues"
[I listened to] Mahalia Jackson, all the great gospel singers. But the most important music to me was those hip-shakin’ boys: Wilson Pickett and Elvis Presley.
- Al Green
And don't forget New Orleans, the home of the blues
- James Brown, Night Train
Miles [Davis] is a strange guy — he doesn’t talk a lot, and he rarely discusses music.
- John Coltrane
Johnny "Guitar" Watson's 1956 song 'Three Hours Past Midnight' inspired me to become a guitarist
- Frank Zappa
The Blues Brothers is a testament to John and Dan’s passion for the blues. They took advantage of their celebrity to focus attention on soul music.
- John Landis, Director, The Blues Brothers
Schizophrenic? I'm Bleeding Quadrophenic.
- The Who, Quadrophenia, 1973
My advice is everybody come to California and I’ll buy you a drink
- Janis Joplin
You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day
- The Allman Brothers
He carried me around to the clubs and helped me get started.
- Howlin' Wolf on Muddy Waters