Ike Turner Quotes

28 Ike Turner quotes:

"I used to write songs so fast like this, like snapping my fingers. Some of them didn't even have a title, for I just did the song."
"In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang."
Author: Turner Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Slang Quotes
"Keith Richards uses a Telecaster, but he takes the sixth string off and tunes it to G. And that's what The Rolling Stones use all the time."
"They'll probably start working on my movie sometime... They are doing a complete movie of my life story. It will not be based on any negativity. It will be more about my life, from a kid, how I came up and why I came through."
"Spector is a good guy, but he's a nut. Ha, ha, ha! You know, I love him, but he's unpredictable. He's OK as long as he don't drink."
"I'm really thankful to God, man. Like now, I'm really making a real comeback with my group. With or without a record, with or without a movie. And behind all the negative press behind this movie."
"I'm really shopping for a record deal, and I haven't had a chance to go around to the record companies yet. So far I just pressed up a few of them."
"They used to say it was bad for Indians to drink, but it's bad for anybody. When they drink they lose their cool, a lot of us. Like when we played with Sonny Boy, I would never get paid, you know. He would drink up all the money."
"Little Richard did the intro to my book."
"I was familiar with Stevie Ray Vaughan because I listened to him. He played a lot of copies off of different guys' styles and stuff."
"I really enjoy myself in Norway. Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do. But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting and trying to prove yourself."
"When you get my age, and like James Brown... You know, you do a little bit and let them do it. 'cause they have the wind, the air to keep it going."
"I think you have to advance with the times, you know. With hip-hop and rap and house music, they make loops and do stuff with loops."
"The basic tracks I originally cut on a computer at my house, and then I over-dubbed it live. But I got the feeling I wanted here on the computer."
"I didn't know anything about publishing companies. I didn't know anything about writers royalties, and they kept me green, you know."
"In those days, man, in the '50s, black people in the South... We didn't recognize contracts that much. And we didn't recognize marriages that much, either."
"I wanna record these girls individually. And then, I wanna cut a blues album on me. But all of it, original stuff, you know. When I listen to the blues today, it's like they all sounds similar. I wanna do something different, to try to add to the blues flavor."
"I can put a hip-hop beat to reggae. That is, I can have real reggae in the drums and in the rhythm, and on top of it I can put The Rolling Stones' feeling, anyone's feeling on top. Nobody has ever done this before, man."
"I miss riding those fast trains in Japan... 'cause I'd never seen a train that fast in my life."
"I always considered myself being an organizer. I'm very good at teaching singers, I'm very good at staging a show, to entertain people. But I never included myself. I never applied this to me as an artist."
Author: Turner Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Teaching Quotes

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