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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.

The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye. The story of love is hello, goodbye.
- Jimi Hendrix
Beyoncé had impressed everyone by requesting an arrangement á la roots singer-songwriter Seasick Steve. She didn't use it.
- Pari Dukovic, Rolling Stone
The first guitarist I was aware of was Muddy Waters.
- Jimi Hendrix
When I was a kid, I was following black soul music.
- Robert Plant
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
- David Bowie, "Let's Dance"
Tell Ben and Ernie that I play the blues like they NEVER heard.
- Jimi Hendrix
I just sprayed Albert King all over the f***er
- Stevie Ray Vaughan, on playing guitar for David Bowie's 'Let's Dance'
I used to listen to [Sonny Boy Williamson] a lot when I was a kid.
- Levon Helm, The Band
If you didn't play 'Boogie Chillen' at that time, people probably look at you and wonder what was wrong with you.
- B.B. King
Nobody gets out of this place without singin' the blues.
- Albert Collins
You are raw soul.
- Jim Stewart, founder, Stax Records
And don't forget New Orleans, the home of the blues
- James Brown, Night Train
The Blues is the three L's. -- Living, Loving, and, hopefully, laughing.
- B.B. King
To keep a band together you simply need a gimmick. The gimmick I use is to pay them money.
- Duke Ellington
Everyone talks about rock these days... the problem is they forget about the roll.
- Keith Richards
You may be old and wise...but you've had your say.
- Roosevelt Sykes
Lord, when you see me comin', pretty Mama, I'll be on Highway 61
- Mississippi Fred McDowell
I hope they don't mistake us for one of those Rock and Roll bands.
- Mick Jagger
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
Listen to what the blues are sayin'
- Willie Nelson