Diamond In Your Mind.
The difference is I get a chance to say hello instead of goodbye, ... I get a chance to say it's so good to know we're still here with an opportunity to make it better, somehow, some way, for somebody besides ourselves. And how important it is to realize that we're not alone.
Take the Hank Williams' song
Make Do With What You Got
Don't you see the resentment that he's carrying, the pain that he's carrying? He gets into these problems and situations. It hurts me so bad when he has these problems, because I know there's an inner hurt there.
We've lost a giant, we've lost a legend, we've lost a man who created his own charisma and made it work around the world. It's just hard for me to really grasp that Wilson is already travelling towards the greater place.
I'm still amazed people remembered and didn't give up on me.
As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better.
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.
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.
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.
Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time.
That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president. A very beautiful and wise man.
The deals that were made for Black artists at that time were not the deals that were made for white artists.
The secret was to just be cool, stay in God's graces, and work it out.