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Born: 1911-10-26
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.

Tags: Mind, Themselves, Voice

The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.

Tags: God, Good, Trying

The trouble with records is that they're too short.

Tags: Records, Short, Trouble

They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.

Tags: Started, Success, Thought

This is the place to see the stars - Hollywood Bowl.

Tags: Hollywood, Place, Stars

When you are through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on.

Tags: Blues, Rest

Without a song, each day would be a century.

Tags: Century, Song

Time is important to me because I want to sing long enough to leave a message. I'm used to singing in churches where nobody would dare stop me until the Lord arrives!

Tags: Enough, Time, Used

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.

Tags: Faith, Health, Soul

If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.

Tags: Blessings, God, Heaven

It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test.

Tags: Easy, Lord, Money

You're blessed if you have the strength to work.

Tags: Blessed, Strength, Work

Put your mind on the gospel. And remember - there's one God for all.

Tags: God, Mind, Remember

Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.

Tags: Blues, Despair, Hope

When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.

Tags: Feeling, Sing, Wrong

God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands.

Tags: God, Hands, Put

Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.

Tags: Ask, God, Sometimes

Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.

Tags: Deep, Help, Singing

Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don't talk skin to me.

Tags: Baby, Black, Talk

Everybody needs somebody.

Tags: Everybody, Needs, Somebody

The Lord doesn't like us to be dead. Be alive. Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord, because He said so.

Tags: Dance, Said, Sometimes

Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?

Tags: Jewish, Sadness, Songs

Money just draws flies.

Tags: Draws, Flies, Money

How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?

Tags: Amazing, God, Grace

I hope to bring people to God with my songs.

Tags: Bring, God, Hope

I'll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money.

Tags: Benefit, Money
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If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.

Tags: Feeling, Song

My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.

Tags: Body, Whole, Within

Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help.

Tags: Anybody, Deep, Help

Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.

Tags: Gospel, Jazz, Music

I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.

Tags: Eyes, Sing, Song

I don't worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.

Tags: Ad, Pearl, Worry

One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can't count it.

Tags: Jazz, Playing, Real
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