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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.

Tell the band to play the blues.
- Tom Waits
God bless Rock n Roll and God bless America.
- Bo Diddley
I hope they don't mistake us for one of those Rock and Roll bands.
- Mick Jagger
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time
- Otis Redding
Dear Stephen, funny how things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach. Neil.
- Neil Young's impromptu 1976 telegram to Stephen Stills, while en route to the show, quitting the Stills-Young Band
I think the blues will always be around... People need it.
- Johnny Winter
Nobody gets out of this place without singin' the blues.
- Albert Collins
You don't have to be black to love the blues
- Junior Parker
And now we need a pound of fat-back drums...
- King Curtis
Look man, all I am is a trumpet player
- Miles Davis
The first guitarist I was aware of was Muddy Waters.
- Jimi Hendrix
Tell Ben and Ernie that I play the blues like they NEVER heard.
- Jimi Hendrix
Ain't but one kind of blues...
- Son House
We have a history that needs to be told.
- Mavis Staples
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock n roll.
- Billy Joel
Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith.
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
if i can't get me no sweet potato pie, I'm gonna get me some ass
- Howlin' Wolf
And don't forget New Orleans, the home of the blues
- James Brown, Night Train
It is a remarkable thing to have been driven and influenced all of my life by the work of one man
- Eric Clapton on Robert Johnson
I just want to tell you 'bout a man name Coon, His home was in Tennessee. He made his living stealing chickens.
- Pink Anderson