“Always think different from the next person. Don’t ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it.”
“As I was growing up, I did a lot of talent shows. I won fifteen Sunday nights straight in a series of talent shows in Macon. I showed up the sixteenth night, and they wouldn’t let me go on any more.”
“Pretty little thing, let me light your candle. ‘Cause mama I’m sure hard to handle.”
“If you want to be a singer, you’ve got to concentrate on it twenty-four hours a day. You can’t be a well driller, too…”
“These arms of mine, they are lonely, lonely and feeling blue. These arms of mine, they are yearning, yearning from wanting you.”
Sept. 9, 1941 – Dec. 10, 1967
Carla Thomas, Otis Redding and Booker T. Jones at a London recording studio during their 1967 European tour
We’ve been loving you too long to stop now.