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"You say a white boy can't know the blues. During the Depression I'd sleep in ditches and know if I died that night no one would know what I was or where I come from" - Harmonica Frank Floyd, from Colin Escott and Martin Hawkins' Good Rocking Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock & Roll.

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Offline mr mando

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #75 on: June 21, 2012, 07:59:02 AM »
Rural musicians were very frequently no more than frustrated vaudevillians. - Tony Russell, Blacks Whites and Blues, p.14

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #76 on: June 21, 2012, 08:00:37 AM »
Count up the troubles of the white man and then those of the black, and the second list will always be longer by one entry. - Tony Russell, Blacks Whites and Blues, p.102

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #77 on: June 29, 2012, 10:05:59 AM »
Well I would holler murder, but I was born to die - William Do-Boy Diamond, "The Shaggy Hound"

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #78 on: July 03, 2012, 06:34:36 AM »
I think Big Bill sings JOB'S Turkey, not
Joe's Turkey, JLP
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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #79 on: July 04, 2012, 07:09:45 AM »
Apologies if this has been added already but I was reading an old thread & this little gem popped out at me:


Singing is where the rubber really hits the road. How invested are you? What do you have to bring to the song? How much are you capable of letting yourself feel? How much of that are you willing to show? Are you willing to step out of your set identity to engage a song? Unless singing is embarrassing, it ain't no damn good at all.
-Weenie's own Mr. O' Muck
Stand By If You Wanna Hear It Again . . .

Offline uncle bud

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #80 on: July 04, 2012, 07:57:21 AM »
Yup, that's a good'un, CF. Don't think we've got it in the Oracle yet.

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #81 on: July 04, 2012, 06:28:51 PM »
Good quote. I tried to adopt it as a subtext this afternoon while the missus and I were recording some stuff. I still have a long way to go before reaching that point but it's a very helpful idea.

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #82 on: July 07, 2012, 08:09:34 AM »
I had to stop drinkin' though, 'cause I got tired of waking up in my car and driving 90 - Richard Pryor

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #83 on: July 11, 2012, 07:56:20 PM »
* * * Updated * * *

Added 50 quintessential quality quotes to the oracle, for a total of 899. Thanks, keep them coming. I remember when we had 15 and thought we were doing pretty good. Personally I'm slightly amazed there are still so many good lines out there I've never heard, and remember thinking back then we would run out of steam waaay before now.

So who wants to post #900?
« Last Edit: July 11, 2012, 08:08:45 PM by Rivers »

Offline ScottN

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #84 on: July 11, 2012, 09:10:34 PM »
no pressure...

December 1963, young Villanova student Jim Croce (yes, that one) asks a question about the recent Newport Folk Festival in an interview of Mississippi John Hurt for radio station WWVU

Croce: "Do you believe the Festival marked a comeback in your own career?"

Hurt: "I certainly don't think it hurt," he answered laughing.  "Of course my career has seen more comebacks than a Friday night fish fry.  I've been around a long time, you know.  My first record was for Okeh in 1928."

From I Got A Name - the Jim Croce Story by Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock (Da Capo 2012)

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #85 on: July 12, 2012, 08:53:05 AM »
If you play more than two chords, you're showing off. ? Woody Guthrie
"Be good, & you will be lonesome." -Mark Twain

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #86 on: July 21, 2012, 07:22:28 PM »
Quote from Roscoe Holcomb: "There wasn't any real blues before Blind Lemon. Blind Lemon made the blues."
That's all she wrote Mabel!

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #87 on: July 22, 2012, 11:10:58 PM »

To make music is the essential thing ? to listen to it is accessory. -- Charles Seeger

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #88 on: August 02, 2012, 02:34:51 PM »
"You'd be thinkin' 'bout that ham, wouldnt ya Jelly!"
-Alan Lomax spoken interjection into Jelly Roll Morton's rendition of 'Nearer My God to Thee', Library of Congress Sessions ,1938

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #89 on: August 02, 2012, 09:22:17 PM »
[My mama] said, 'You and Elvis are pretty good, but you?re no Chuck Berry?. ? Jerry Lee Lewis
"Be good, & you will be lonesome." -Mark Twain

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