The secret was to just be cool, stay in God's graces, and work it out.
You gotta do it with class and integrity. If not, you're gonna drag yourself through the mud.
I didn't do the marching down the streets, jumping in front of the lines and holding hands... that wasn't me.
I want to be a soul singer.
We had some problems - my children were kidnapped during that time, and it just changed my whole way of thinking, from being in show business and everything else.
We were using the record as a tool to invest money into real estate all through the South, because we were living in an era where the South was changing.
As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better.
I should have my own publishing companies.
I walked out of the Chinese restaurant with a fat check, a record deal, and a box of shrimp egg foo yung!
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.
Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make.
I was signed to MGM. I was in Vegas for sixteen weeks at the Sands Hotel.
Apollo Records signed me for my gospel ability.
That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president. A very beautiful and wise man.
I didn't need to depend on the record company to publish my records.
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