Solomon Burke Quotes


27 Solomon Burke quotes:



"But we didn't have the financial structure, like the right attorneys, the right managers, the right accountants, and we were going against the grain of what black entertainers is supposed to do."
"I didn't need to depend on the record company to publish my records."
"I want to be a soul singer."
"Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time."
"Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make."
"We were using the record as a tool to invest money into real estate all through the South, because we were living in an era where the South was changing."
"Don't you see the resentment that he's carrying, the pain that he's carrying? He gets into these problems and situations. It hurts me so bad when he has these problems, because I know there's an inner hurt there."
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Pain Quotes
"Apollo Records signed me for my gospel ability."
"I didn't do the marching down the streets, jumping in front of the lines and holding hands... that wasn't me."
"I should have my own publishing companies."
"I was signed to MGM. I was in Vegas for sixteen weeks at the Sands Hotel."
"You gotta do it with class and integrity. If not, you're gonna drag yourself through the mud."
"He knows what He's doing, and sometimes we project what we can't see, but only God knows what's going to happen, and He knows the best. For all of us."
"I didn't need to borrow money from the record company, because if I had my own publishing company, and I had my own writers, I'd have enough to get and do whatever I wanted to do."
"I walked out of the Chinese restaurant with a fat check, a record deal, and a box of shrimp egg foo yung!"
"I'm still amazed people remembered and didn't give up on me."
"We started the publicity, we started moving in the same direction with them, and then the devil came in and just turned that right around."
"As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better."
"My manager was Buddy Glee, who put me together with Mike Curb, and was basically the idea to bring some soul to the label and bring something different to the label besides the Hank Williams situation."
"If we could buy these properties and then invest in the Black community, with our own McDonald's, with our own Kentucky Fried Chickens, it was gonna be a great move."



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