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Born: 1931-11-05
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Either accept people for what they are, or don't. So, in other words, man, if people don't know me, I think they do themself an injustice. Because, as a whole, I think I'm a good person.

Tags: Good, Whole, Words

I'm not gonna try to defend, or undo what's been done. All I could say about whatever's been done, it's been done, and it's water under the bridge. I have no regrets of my life.

Tags: Done, Life, Try

I can put a hip-hop beat to reggae. That is, I can have real reggae in the drums and in the rhythm, and on top of it I can put The Rolling Stones' feeling, anyone's feeling on top. Nobody has ever done this before, man.

Tags: Done, Feeling, Real

I believe I was ahead of my time.

Tags: Time

I miss riding those fast trains in Japan... 'cause I'd never seen a train that fast in my life.

Tags: Life, Miss, Seen

I still play Strat, I don't know nothing else. Strats and Telecasters.

Tags: Else

I'm just beginning to develop callouses on my fingers, because I haven't played a lot.

Tags: Beginning, Develop, Played

In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang.

Tags: American, Everyone, Talking

Spector is a good guy, but he's a nut. Ha, ha, ha! You know, I love him, but he's unpredictable. He's OK as long as he don't drink.

Tags: Good, Him, Love

I always considered myself being an organizer. I'm very good at teaching singers, I'm very good at staging a show, to entertain people. But I never included myself. I never applied this to me as an artist.

Tags: Artist, Good, Show

I really enjoy myself in Norway. Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do. But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting and trying to prove yourself.

Tags: Confidence, Tired, Yourself

I wanna record these girls individually. And then, I wanna cut a blues album on me. But all of it, original stuff, you know. When I listen to the blues today, it's like they all sounds similar. I wanna do something different, to try to add to the blues flavor.

Tags: Stuff, Today, Try

I'm really thankful to God, man. Like now, I'm really making a real comeback with my group. With or without a record, with or without a movie. And behind all the negative press behind this movie.

Tags: God, Real, Thankful

I'm very fast on teaching guys. Like, when I came over here, I only had two rehearsals with the band. I wondered when I first got here... but it sure came up great.

Tags: Great, Here, Sure

In those days, man, in the '50s, black people in the South... We didn't recognize contracts that much. And we didn't recognize marriages that much, either.

Tags: Black, Days, Either

They have all different names for music. I think the music I'm going to change the style with is going to be really, really big-years and years after I'm gone.

Tags: After, Change, Music

They used to say it was bad for Indians to drink, but it's bad for anybody. When they drink they lose their cool, a lot of us. Like when we played with Sonny Boy, I would never get paid, you know. He would drink up all the money.

Tags: Bad, Cool, Money

They would come down in Mississippi, they hired me as a talent scout. And I would go all over Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and find out different artists for them.

Tags: Artists, Scout, Talent

They'll probably start working on my movie sometime... They are doing a complete movie of my life story. It will not be based on any negativity. It will be more about my life, from a kid, how I came up and why I came through.

Tags: Life, Why, Working

Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light that they were portraying me in. I have always been a fighter, so... But I have no regrets, man. It's just like God brought me through the drugs, I know he'll bring me through this.

Tags: Away, God, Light
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