Rita Coolidge Quotes


27 Rita Coolidge quotes:



"I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence. That's always a challenge."
"I'm not stopping. My dream has come true, and I'm staying."
"I say what's in my heart, and I do it in my concerts."
"It seems that jazz is more cerebral and more mathematical in a sense."
"Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who decide to make a jazz record. But a lot of people have been. A lot of the people I've talked to like the record."
"Possibly, I should have been a jazz singer from the beginning."
"When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened to me singing jazz. It doesn't happen when singing pop. I get so deeply into the music, it feels like I've become someone else."
"I feel that every audience is different, and I just really talk to people about what's in my head and heart and how I relate to the music that night."
"It's a musical featuring the songs of Billie Holiday. I'll be narrating and singing three songs in the show. I couldn't tell you which three, yet."
"My grandmother passed at 104. She sang and wrote songs until she passed."
"The first record company was in Japan, and then we came back to U.S., and Concord Records was the label that came on board. I love Concord."
"There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee. It was powerful. There was a valuable use of space. Everything was not cluttered. Her voice was out front and was the key instrument."
"I was kind of known as a ballad singer. People would send ballads. Some of them would go over my shoulder and float off the top of my head, and I just didn't feel anything. Then I would hear a song that would absolutely shake me."
"I don't think I was considered to be a cabaret singer because I didn't have patter that was written."
"If I'm driving to L.A. and have anxiety about making the drive, if I've got Peggy with me, we're cool."
"Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late."
"I think you have to have a jazz pedigree to be on jazz radio."
"I wanted to make a jazz record. I didn't want it to be a standards record."
"I've always wanted to record a jazz record. I did one in the '70s with Barbara Carroll. It's been a journey."
"I've got my whole life. There's a lifetime of experience, a lifetime of experiencing the road and the music and different players. It makes me a richer human being. I have a greater source of information to tap into, a wealth of life."



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