Tom Waits – Collection of Quotes on Songwriting

Tom Waits – Collection of Quotes on Songwriting

“If I want a sound, I usually feel better if I’ve chased it and killed it, skinned it and cooked it. Most things you can get with a button nowadays. So if I was trying for a certain drum sound, my engineer would say: “Oh, for Christ’s sake, why are we wasting our time? Let’s just hit this little cup with a stick here, sample something (take a drum sound from another record) and make it bigger in...
Keith Richards on the Blues – Collection of Quotes

Keith Richards on the Blues – Collection of Quotes

What was it about Waters, and that generation of bluesmen, that fascinated him so much? Keith shakes his head.”I don’t know. It just struck the chord in here somewhere. You heard it and all the breath left your body and you were…anything to be able to approach that. Wherever he is, I wanna be, you know? That solidness, that hint of knowing far more than you ought to know, and...
Rory Gallagher’s Blues – Quotes & Recollections

Rory Gallagher’s Blues – Quotes & Recollections

Rory Gallagher was the People’s Guitarist. Unassuming, but tenacious, the Irish blues man devoted his life to touring and playing his beloved Fender Strat to adoring audiences. He never stopped working, and could always command a crowd, but resolutely eschewed the trappings of superstardom.

B.B. King – Famous Quotes & Trivia

B.B. King – Famous Quotes & Trivia

The significant difference between B.B. King and his disciples is that he had long ago mastered the concept that less can be more when it comes to the number of notes in a solo. “If it’s done well with less, then use that,” he says. “

Aretha Franklin – The Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin – The Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin possessed one of the most distinctive and influential voices in the history of popular music.
In a 50-year recording career she racked up 20 Top 10 albums, a dozen million-selling singles and earned no fewer than 18 Grammy awards.