quote by Sayyid Qutb

Jazz is the favorite music [of America]. It is a type of music invented by [American] Blacks to please their primitive tendencies and desire for noise.

— Sayyid Qutb

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American music quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.

Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.

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I will never again play anything that does not have social significance.

We American jazz musicians of African descent have proved beyond all doubt that we are master musicians of our instruments. Now what we have to do is employ our skill to tell the dramatic story of our people and what we've been through.

I have this ability to find this hidden talent in people that sometimes even they didn't know they had.

American music quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad

Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

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There's a category for me. I like to be referred to as a good singer of good songs in good taste.

Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going.

Silence is a sounding thing, To one who listens hungrily

American music quote A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits.

It's better keeping the roots alive, because it means better fruits from now on. The blues are the roots of all American music. As long as American music survives, so will the blues.

The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.

The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.

American music quote The earth has music for those who listen.

The earth has music for those who listen.

The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.

The blues will always be because the blues are the roots of all American music.

Irving Berlin has no place in American music -- he is American music.

American music quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't.

When people ask me what 'American Pie' means, I tell them it means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to.

Regarding the current Broadway revival of The Music Man, Jay Nordlinger wrote: There will always be those who sniff that the show is "feel good"-but, oh, it feels good to feel good. And the main reason The Music Man feels so good is that it is good-a great American musical.

American music quote People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise

People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise

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If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from the Beverly Hillbillies.

We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.

Jazz I regard as an American folk music;

not the only one, but a very powerful one which is probably in the blood and feeling of the American people more than any other style of folk music.

American music quote Music is the emotional life of most people.

Music is the emotional life of most people.

I knew I was different. I thought that I might be gay or something because I couldn't identify with any of the guys at all. None of them liked art or music, they just wanted to fight and get laid. It was many years ago but it gave me this real hatred for the average American macho male.

I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.

It's a great thing about being a musician;

you don't stop until the day you die, you can improve. So it's a wonderful thing to do.

American music quote One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.

One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.

My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.

I wanted to invent some kind of American dance that was danced to the music that I grew up on: Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart and Irving Berlin. So I evolved a style that certainly didn't catch on right away - but I had some good mentors in New York who encouraged me.

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.

American music quote Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Music has an intrinsic value that touches Americans - they love their music, and want more.

The way to write American music is simple.

All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish.

Country music has become the music that best represents the reality of American life.

American music quote A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silen

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

I think early on I was really into ambient music and like American original Emo.

Irving Berlin has no place in American music.

He is American music. Emotionally, he honestly absorbs the vibrations emanating from the people, manners and life of his time and, in turn, gives these impressions back to the world -- simplified, clarified and glorified.

Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!

American music quote Without music, life would be a mistake.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music.

I think the women - Lauryn Hill, Mary J.

Blige, Erykah Badu - are doing new conceptual things and using their voices to create new American music.

I started with rock n' roll and...then you start to take it apart like a child with a toy and you see there's blues and there's country...Then you go back from country into American music...and you end up in Scotland and Ireland eventually.

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it.

No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.

I quite like American music, like The Fray - I'm a massive fan of them - and The Killers. I also like more acoustic stuff like Ed Sheeran; I like this English songwriter James Morrison and another singer called Ben Howard.

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