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Ain't it weird how a person's life is so boring they gotta wait on you to get up to call you and then hang up? Well, I got my day goin' on now. I said, damn I wouldn't mind if they at least said hello, but just to call me at four in the morning to breathe down the phone.
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But people's always callin' me crazy, so I'm gonna go with my people.
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Don't let the business side, which is the cold side, dictate all your God-given talents for a dollar. It ain't worth it.
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Everybody was trying to outdo each other. When you got on stage, they would literally tell you, I'm kicking your ass tonight. Even now I carry that with me.
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Gospel was so small. You couldn't think about buying houses or doing anything for your parents.
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He changed his name, but Sam Cooke's voice was so noticeable that as soon as he sung the first note, you knew it was him. But when the gospel people said, We're through with Sam, you know you couldn't come back.
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I hope that one day, and I pray it will be in my lifetime, people of all colors can learn to truly live in peace; and that children can have the opportunity to know the innocence of youth and the joy of a limitless and bountiful future.
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I keep living life as it's dealt to me. Sometimes, it's not dealt 100 percent. Sometimes it's dealt on the low '30s.
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I like it more when an artist take my song and don't try to do me. When they just take it to a whole 'nother level.
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I like to see it when people can grow up but not grow out.
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I started with Sam Cooke when I was 6 or 7 years old.
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I was talking to Ronald Isley and I was telling him they'll eat till they make themselves sick. Man, he takes requests and stays on stage for four hours.
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I will play my part by singing the spirit into every open heart.
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I'll tell you a big secret. I used to be paranoid about everything, but especially about my voice.
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I'm not going to go out there weighing 900 pounds.
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I've had a pretty good career but I can't get a record company now. I don't see too much money from any of the records. I was very angry about that but I couldn't carry the anger around-it was killing me. Everybody has to reach their own destiny and I don't waste no time on negative energy.
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If anybody rap, I did. I used to talk on all of my records; I didn't used to call it anything but telling people how I felt before I start singing. It's like in the doo-wop days; I came up through that. What if this generation heard that? They would think it was crazy.
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If I didn't love it, I wouldn't do it, because the business side of it is so crazy. One minute they want you, next they don't.
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If you think things are going great and you say, man I gotta great job, you just gotta raise. The next minute, your momma dies. Life plays games with you.
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If you're singing gospel and you didn't do good by the people, you didn't get the next date.
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It is my fondest wish that the gift of song that God has given me will flow from my soul to yours and help ease any burden that might weigh upon you.
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It's a sad thing but I haven't heard from Sly in many years.
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It's not just that the singers don't know how to do it any more; sometimes I feel like the audience don't know either. I mean, I want them to make me feel a part of it.
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Leave them wanting more and you know they'll call you back.
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Me being from the old school, I would not say bitch on a record. I couldn't face my mother if I did.
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Mick and Keith write such great songs now. They were learning then. They couldn't have been who they are today if they didn't start speakin' out about their life and what they had to say about it. You can sing somebody else's story, but you can't live nobody else's story as well as they live it.
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My father had seven brothers and eight sisters, and they all had weird names. One's name was West, and another was East.
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My father had seven brothers and sisters. They had a group called the Womack Family. My father waited a long time to see if there was any signs of his sons singing.
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My father used to rehearse us so much, he just became the boss. Now I can see I was blessed. He would be so tired from working in that steel mill that we kids knew we only had a couple of hours to hang with him before he fell asleep.
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Nobody could understand why a guy would love his guitar, then all of a sudden turn around and try to destroy it. Jimi was just different.
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People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them.
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Sometimes when you're down for the count and don't really feel like getting' up, you have to stay around your peers and the people who love your music or you feel like you're thrown out.
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The best thing you could do is learn how to read music.
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The gospel world was waiting on something to happen bad to Sam Cooke, because they felt he betrayed God. This was very serious. And Sam didn't live a long time. Sam was about 30 when he was killed.
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The record that took off was, You Send Me. That sold about 3 million copies. That was what you would call an impact record. Everybody knew the song.
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There would be loads and loads of young pretty women, all there to see Sam Cooke. It was like a rock 'n' roll show. The preachers didn't like it, but they liked the fact that he was able to draw the younger generation in.
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These days, I don't say anything to other performers because I don't want to get cussed out.
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They would dress in silk suits. Everybody would dress alike, but very sharp. Anything that was real flash and sharp. It brought a new style to gospel.
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To make a little extra money, my father cut hair. One day, a guy came to him with a guitar and said, If you give me free haircuts, I'll give you this guitar.
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We came up very poor. My kids have had a much better life than I'd ever thought of livin'.
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We started singing around all the churches. Sam Cooke had just joined a group called the Soul Stirrers. We opened up his show, and from there we just kept going singing.
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We would do a thing where we would put the radio on and take turns seeing who could play whatever song came on.
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We'd sit four in the back, three in the front, or four in the front. Man, I don't know how we could even do it, traveling from one city to another!
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When I played with Sam Cooke, all you needed was a big, full, clean sound.
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Wilson Pickett said he wanted me to play on his album. So I went to Memphis. Coming up with intros would make the song happen.
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You can't go on stage loaded and then stand backstage and get loaded again. The best way to do it is not to do it at all.
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You gotta know when it's time to hang up. But when I finally go, let me go out on stage, my perfect ending. Don't let me go when I'm sick or asleep. Let me be in motion.
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You know you always need a spark in life and in music, period.
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