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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.

Don't ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it.
- Otis Redding
What's your name? No, disregard that. Most important thing, I wanna know you.
- Albert King
The other part of the scene, the rock n roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.
- Luther Allison
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
- Charlie Parker
Everyone talks about rock these days... the problem is they forget about the roll.
- Keith Richards
I just want to tell you 'bout a man name Coon, His home was in Tennessee. He made his living stealing chickens.
- Pink Anderson
I'd like to do a song of great social and political import. It goes like this...
- Janis Joplin
There was one in particular called, I think, "American Folk Festival of The Blues", which featured Buddy Guy... He just astounded everybody.
- Jimmy Page
No one sings the blues like Blind Willie McTell
- Bob Dylan
If a song was ever good, it's still good.
- Willie Nelson
Vinyl was the romantic side of listening to blues, because it involves the listener from the smell of it to the process of dropping the needle on the record.
- Jack White
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
Every time I'm in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace.
- Duane Allman
Really why I left the south for was to make records.
- Muddy Waters
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
It is a great life, this life of music.
- Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records
Robert Johnson stole my heart when I was 14.
- Robert Plant
I had never heard the word 'superstar' but when I think about it today, I was a superstar tractor driver. I loved it.
- B.B. King
Matter of fact, I put hands on my first electric guitar November 10th, 1960, at three o'clock that Saturday afternoon.
- Gregg Allman
[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