L.C. Cooke Quotes

I know whites buy more records than blacks. So, I wanted to be able to make the most money that I could. Pop is for both whites and blacks, but if I just stuck to rhythm and blues, it’s mostly for blacks. I didn’t want to do that. So like I said, I wanted to get the most out of it that I could, so I thought that pop was the way to go.

Every person at a record company didn’t want to be bothered with me because I was too smart. They knew if I recorded, they were going to have to pay me. They knew I wasn’t going to be the artist that would just go in and record. I wanted to know about my royalties.

I just want to be remembered for treating everybody right. Just remember me like that. I treated everybody right, I don’t care if they were rich or poor, I treated them the same. As long as people remember that, I’m happy.