Jeffrey Osborne Quotes.
Everyone in the group sang when I joined them. That was one of the problems with L.T.D.: there was no focal point. It took until 1976, or about six or seven years, before I was put into the spotlight as a vocalist. That’s when I recorded ‘Love Ballad,’ and it became a hit for the group.
People don’t realize it, but you’ve got to take care of it. The vocal cord is the smallest muscle in the body, and it gets more use than any other muscle.
I used to do Christmas tours every year.
I learned how to play the drums… it got me into LTD.
I think I was affected quite a bit by musical and creative influences that go all the way back to my childhood.
I always wanted to sing a jazz record.
I think if you look back at the lead singers that left groups that didn’t make it, you’ll see that a lot of them were songwriters like Lionel Richie. I mean, they were able to control their own destiny.
The beauty of all these years of singing the anthem is that I got a chance to meet athletes that I love, and there was a mutual respect.
With pop, it’s pretty much straight up and down. It has to be simple. Everybody has to be able to walk down the street and be able to sing it.
The beauty of recording in L.A. is that most of the musicians that are on the record live here, so it was easy to get world class artists like Rick Braun to swing by and play a little trumpet, Everette Harp on sax, guitarist Paul Jackson.
Just smile for me and let the day begin.
My motto now is eat to live. Not live to eat.
The only real satisfaction is live performances. That’s when you can actually get some feedback from what you’re doing. You get that artist-to-audience chemistry. I love it!
If you really love your partner, then the relationship is worth fighting for in the end.
When young people hear auto-tune, they think that’s real R&B. You have to get rid of all of the gimmicks.
I’ll sing forever.
Only the two of us together flying high upon the wings of love.