7 Total Quotes

Lamont Dozier Quotes

They were hard on us, because these were jazz guys, ... Earl Van Dyke and Joe Hunter were always on our backs. I'd show them different chord progressions, and they'd say, 'What kind of playing are you doing, man? That's not a C chord.' I'd say, 'Yes, that is a C chord ...when we started getting hits, then they stopped bugging us.
Lamont Dozier
#Jazz

A girlfriend had caught me in a compromising situation with another girl, ... In trying to defuse the situation, I said 'please, stop in the name of love,' as corny as that may sound. Then I said 'Wow, did you hear that cash register? That's how things happen, songs come out of nowhere.
Lamont Dozier
#Trying

She put it up on the school bulletin board, and that gave me such a jump-start toward writing more things,
Lamont Dozier
#School

Thank God for both our grandmothers, the Hollands' grandmother was very seminal, and mine was the head of the choir at my church, ... I had to be at church on Thursday, Saturday and Sundays rehearsing. I couldn't do anything else until I got that business taken care of.
Lamont Dozier
#God

We pushed back a lot of the old things, trying to get rid of the negative stuff and look at this as a new day, a refreshing, reinventing type of thing, ... Doing a musical is something that's been in my heart for years. We finally decided to do it together.
Lamont Dozier
#Trying

We wanted to guide the musicians, so we could create our own sound. We would never let the band just go in and play the chord sheets. We were very focused on what we had in mind for these productions.
Lamont Dozier
#American Musician

Young writers should definitely research the current sounds and styles.
Lamont Dozier
#American Musician