People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being.
More Quotes from Ruben Blades:But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood.
Rock is young music, it is youth oriented. It just speaks for a generation.
The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city.
So I went to Miami in '74 with my family and while I was there it became obvious that we needed money and we needed to do something, because my family, we left without anything really, and we didn't have any money to begin with.
In those days the big U.S. labels didn't have any particular interest in the Latin market.
There was no television, so the radio provided you with everything.
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I had been raised on country and western in Missouri. But gospel was great.
It was strange at times. We had to make out so much that we kind of got over it. It was really awkward.
It is only what is written upon the soul of man that will survive the wreck of time.
Francis J. Grimke