If you took a little of Sam Cooke and a little of Little Richard, and poured it in a jar and shook it up and poured it out you would get Otis Redding.
I lived in a hotel across the street from Disneyland for a month.
I'm a Top 40 record guy. I remember the hits and don't remember the flops. Something in my brain blocks them out.
Garry Trudeau put me in the Doonesbury strip many years ago. So I've been a cartoon once.
I could have gone on to be an engineer full time, except that there was more demand for my playing. But the love of working the board never leaves you.
Memphis is in a very lucky position on the map. Everything just gravitated to Memphis for years.
Most studios in Memphis had a house set of drums; the drummers just brought their own sticks.
I had been raised on country and western in Missouri. But gospel was great.
My ears won't fool me. Even when I do a session on digital, we still warm it up somewhere in the process, in mastering or mixing, running the signal through some tubes somewhere.
I'm one of those guys who likes to piddle around in the garage and fix stuff.
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