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Ike Turner Quotes & Quotations
Ike Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    I believe I was ahead of my time. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    I didn't know anything about publishing companies. I didn't know anything about writers royalties, and they kept me green, you know. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    I miss riding those fast trains in Japan... 'cause I'd never seen a train that fast in my life. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    I never did drink, but I went over on the other end, with cocaine. But anyway, God helped me through it, so today, I'm healthy and fine. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    I'm just beginning to develop callouses on my fingers, because I haven't played a lot. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    I'm not gonna try to defend, or undo what's been done. All I could say about whatever's been done, it's been done, and it's water under the bridge. I have no regrets of my life. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    Most times, people have some acts that they really like. I mean, I don't have any in particular that I admire. I admire them all, you know. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-TurnerIke Turner
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    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. Ike-Turner/">Ike Turner
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    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. Ike-Turner/">Ike Turner
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    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. Ike-Turner/">Ike Turner
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    Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light that they were portraying me in. I have always been a fighter, so... But I have no regrets, man. It's just like God brought me through the drugs, I know he'll bring me through this. Ike-Turner/">Ike Turner