quote by Fats Domino

Everybody started calling my music rock and roll, but it wasn't anything but the same rhythm and blues I'd been playing down in New Orleans.

— Fats Domino

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Blues 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 would like to involve myself in some black music.

I would like to do some blues and some gospel music. I want to try stuff from other genres and try to widen my musical base.

Music means communication to me. I say 'listen you people out there, listen to my music, let's be one.' Music is a friend to me when I am lonely, when I am blue. You can't define music 'cause music is cosmos and it knows no barrier or definition. You have to feel music to dig it.

Blues 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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The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.

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.

With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else.

First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.

Blues 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.

I dabbled in things like Howlin' Wolf, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson, it blew my mind. It was something I'd been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues.

I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues - the blues background was my big inspiration.

Blues 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.

Some of the greatest blues music is some of the darkest music you've ever heard.

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.

When you sit down and think about what rock 'n' roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock 'n' roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues.

Blues 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.

They say the blues is sad, but when B.

B. sings 'I got a sweet little angel, I love the way she spreads her wings,' that don't sound too sad to me!

I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground.

Blues 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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With the White Stripes we were trying to trick people into not realising we were playing the blues. We did not want to come off like white kids trying to play black music from 100 years ago so a great way to distract them was by dressing in red, white and black.

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

Motown was about music for all people – white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.

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

Music is the emotional life of most people.

Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread--without it, it's flat.

The whole of life itself expresses the blues.

That's why I always say the blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling and understanding. The blues can be about anything pertaining to the facts of life. The blues call on God as much as a spiritual song do.

The blues appealed to me, but so did rock.

The early rockabilly guitarists like Cliff Gallup and Scotty Moore were just as important to me as the blues guitarists.

Blues 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.

Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music.

No yoga exercise, no meditation in a chapel filled with music will rid you of your blues better than the humble task of making your own bread.

The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues.

I know that I don't want no musicians who know all about music playin' for me.

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

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

Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.

If you don't live it, you don't believe it.

It seems all worlds of music - rock, blues, R&B, soul, hip-hop and others - are able to point to impromptu get-togethers as proud moments in their timelines, encounters that were recorded and created music of lasting impression. In the jazz tradition, there are a few, but none that has been revered for as long as Jazz at Massey Hall.

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

Without music, life would be a mistake.

The consolidation of the music business has made it difficult to encourage styles like the blues, all of which deserve to be celebrated as part of our most treasured national resources.

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.

The blues is a mighty long road. Or it could be a river, one that twists and turns and flows into a sea of limitless musical potential.

Blues 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.

My father's rich, my momma's good looking.

Right? And I can play the Blues. I've never suffered and don't intend to suffer.

Rock ’n roll is really swing with a modern name.

It began on the levees and plantations, took in folk songs, and features blues and rhythm. It's the rhythm that gets to the kids – they're starved of music they can dance to, after all those years of crooners.

My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.

Everything comes out in blues music: joy , pain , struggle .

Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance.

Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it.

They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'

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