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Rita Coolidge - Quotes

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Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.

Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.

The month of September is Women in Jazz, so I'm doing jazz there in September. I'm in for the duration.

The month of September is Women in Jazz, so I'm doing jazz there in September. I'm in for the duration.

There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee. It was powerful. There was a valuable use of space. Everything was not cluttered. Her voice was out front and was the key instrument. ---->>>

I choose things by how they resonate in my heart. ---->>>

It seems that jazz is more cerebral and more mathematical in a sense. ---->>>

Possibly, I should have been a jazz singer from the beginning. ---->>>

You know, I'm pretty much an open book. ---->>>

I think the challenges for me was to go into the studio with these incredible jazz players and come up to their level of excellence. That's always a challenge. ---->>>

I was kind of known as a ballad singer. People would send ballads. Some of them would go over my shoulder and float off the top of my head, and I just didn't feel anything. Then I would hear a song that would absolutely shake me. ---->>>

I don't think I was considered to be a cabaret singer because I didn't have patter that was written. ---->>>

I say what's in my heart, and I do it in my concerts. ---->>>

I've got my whole life. There's a lifetime of experience, a lifetime of experiencing the road and the music and different players. It makes me a richer human being. I have a greater source of information to tap into, a wealth of life. ---->>>

I'm not stopping. My dream has come true, and I'm staying. ---->>>

I recorded my first jazz record in the '70s. ---->>>

I think you have to have a jazz pedigree to be on jazz radio. ---->>>

I wanted to make a jazz record. I didn't want it to be a standards record. ---->>>

If I'm driving to L.A. and have anxiety about making the drive, if I've got Peggy with me, we're cool. ---->>>

My grandmother passed at 104. She sang and wrote songs until she passed. ---->>>

When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened to me singing jazz. It doesn't happen when singing pop. I get so deeply into the music, it feels like I've become someone else. ---->>>

Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn't something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It's a beautiful tribute. ---->>>

I've always loved jazz. ---->>>

I've always wanted to record a jazz record. I did one in the '70s with Barbara Carroll. It's been a journey. ---->>>

Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who decide to make a jazz record. But a lot of people have been. A lot of the people I've talked to like the record. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-01, 1944
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Occupation: Musician

Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is an American recording artist and songwriter. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard magazine's pop, country, adult contemporary, and jazz charts and won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician and former husband Kris Kristofferson.(wikipedia)