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I've never gotten money from most of those records. And I made those records: In the studio, they'd just give me a bunch of words, I'd make up a song! The rhythm and everything. 'Good Golly Miss Molly'! And I didn't get a dime for it.
When you sit down and think about what rock 'n' roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock 'n' roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues.
The point of having a director is that they make the final decision; it's their point of view, they set the rhythm and they make the final decisions.
I have all the rhythm in my left hand, and I use the rhythms that Gene Krupa did on his drums.
I think I can keep a rhythm to a beat, but there are quite a few people who would argue with me.
People assuming that because I'm a great athlete, I can dance. But no. My rhythm is off a little bit.
With horns and a full rhythm section, the drums always looked like the best seat in the house.
Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique.
Comedy is ridiculously hard. And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right, it's not funny.
I thought of Gene Krupa's drumming, his staccato drumming. I went and put 'Misirlou' to that rhythm.
There's a charm, there's a rhythm, there's a soul to Jewish humor. When I first saw Richard Pryor perform, I told him, 'You're doing a Jewish act.'
In Buddhism there are words you can say... as you say the words with rhythm the conscious tells the subconscious.
I remember from my earliest years people speaking, you know, in a certain kind of rhythm and telling stories and sharing experiences in a way that was different in Indian country than it was other places. And I was really struck by this and obviously very affected by it, because it's always come out in my songs.
What came to me as a revelation was the use of rhythm in developing an overall structure in music.
I can tell by the way somebody walks if they can dance or not. Just by the rhythm.
I love my children, but I don't really want to talk about them. I'm not that much of a freakish middle-aged mother, I'm just very lucky, and there isn't much more to say. I'd like not to be constantly expected to be a spokesman for things that are part of the natural rhythm of a woman's life.
I have exactly as much rhythm as you think I have.
Florida is a strange place: hot, beautiful, ugly. I love it here, and how nothing makes sense but still, somehow, there is a rhythm.
For me, shooting, editing, and scoring rely on rhythm.
I dream of instruments obedient to my thought and which with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds, will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm.
Rhythm and blues started even before phonograph records were being produced because black people entertained themselves. It wasn't done for money. It was done for entertainment. Most white people didn't know anything about this because prejudice kept them from ever seeing what was going on.
How can you not love a man banging on the drums? He knows how to keep a rhythm.
I began to write poetry in high school, and would ride miles over sandy roads in the fine hills around Cedar Rapids, repeating the lines over and over until I had them right, making some of the rhythm of the horse help.
A jazz beat is a dynamic changing rhythm.
I love Ruth Brown, not just her singing, but Ruth Brown has more girl power than anyone, because she fought hard against people who ripped her off and then helped other artists through the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.
John F. Kennedy
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