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.
Singing. It’s like loving somebody. It’s a supreme physical and emotional experience.
- Janis Joplin
Those who knew and worked with [Duane Allman] can tell a thousand stories about the long-haired blond kid who stepped in with the catfish-eating professionals and kicked ass.
- Cameron Crowe
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time
- Otis Redding
Matter of fact, I put hands on my first electric guitar November 10th, 1960, at three o'clock that Saturday afternoon.
- Gregg Allman
Elvis may be the King of Rock n Roll, but I'm the QUEEN!
- Little Richard
Don't blame me, mama, when your train gets lost
- Bob Dylan, It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry (1965)
Look man, all I am is a trumpet player
- Miles Davis
It's time to let me in from the cold, turn my lead into gold
- Rogert Waters, Pink Floyd, "Wot's... Uh the Deal?"
You mean what do I do every day? I fool around with old cars and my boat. I’m working on my boat right now. I can’t wait till I get back home to Florida so I can go fishing. Gonna catch me a big one!
- Bo Diddley
It's been a long, a long time coming but I know a change gonna come.
- Sam Cooke
American history wells up when Aretha sings. That's why, when she sits down at a piano and sings 'A Natural Woman,' she can move me to .
- Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
To find information about a lot of blues guys I used to go to the library and find the jazz magazines... and read all about where these people were playing, like Muddy Waters and Elmore James.
- Angus Young, lead guitarist & founder of AC/DC
And now we need a pound of fat-back drums...
- King Curtis
I used to be sort of like a blues singer...
- Janis Joplin
Ladies and gentlemen, the person that's going to come up now has a limited amount of time ... His name is Bob Dylan.
- Peter Yarrow, Newport Folk Festival 1965
Henry 'Gip' Gipson was the embodiment of blues - cool, smooth, passionate and dripping with soul
- Randall Woodfin, Birmingham mayor
Johnny [Winter] is going to play with my band and shake the house up
- Muddy Waters
All I could do was view Aretha [Franklin] as a wonder child
- Smokey Robinson
I had lots of favorites. Otis Rush was important. 'So Many Roads' sent shivers up my spine.
- Jimmy Page
This big white Lincoln pulled up with a dangerous-looking plywood trailer, with 'Boss of the Blues' painted on the side in black spray paint. It was T-Model [Ford].
- Dan Auerbach, on seeking out blues great T-Model Ford