The secret was to just be cool, stay in God's graces, and work it out.
I don't need to make a fortune, I need to survive.
I want to be a soul singer.
I didn't need to borrow money from the record company, because if I had my own publishing company, and I had my own writers, I'd have enough to get and do whatever I wanted to do.
I didn't do the marching down the streets, jumping in front of the lines and holding hands... that wasn't me.
As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better.
Apollo Records signed me for my gospel ability.
Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time.
I was signed to MGM. I was in Vegas for sixteen weeks at the Sands Hotel.
One of us is chained, none of us is free.
Im still amazed people remembered and didnt give up on me.
Girls were coming from every angle. I couldn't love them all. But I tried.
Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make.
My manager was Buddy Glee, who put me together with Mike Curb, and was basically the idea to bring some soul to the label and bring something different to the label besides the Hank Williams situation.
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