"It's like having a pet tiger you have to walk. Sometimes he's going to turn on you, but you've got to walk him."
"Well, you know a Sam Lay track when you hear it, man. Listen to those 40-some Chess tracks and, you know, you can tell which ones Sam’s on."
"In show business, if you’ve been recognized for something you’ve done, you’re taking a big risk to do something different."
"From an artist’s perspective, you couldn’t ask to be on a better label - as well as they treat their artists and the amount they’re willing to promote, stick up for their people, push their projects. You’re not getting that anywhere else."
"He got married and had a family and nobody even knew he had a career in music, not even his wife. After he died, his wife found a scrapbook that he had kept..."