There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.
More quotes by Louis Armstrong
If I don’t practice for a day, I know it… for two days, the critics know it… three days, the public knows it.
Making money aint nothing exciting to me. You might be able to buy a little better booze than the wino on the corner. But you get sick just like the next cat and when you die youre just as graveyard dead as he is.
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When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.
All this is saying is, OK I see now, the ‘hood does not quite want Shirley Bassey yet, so let me still give them this. Crack Music was made after Diamonds. After black people were like, ‘I don’t know about this one.’ It was like me reaching too high for the cookie jar.
I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch.
[In 1972] At the moment, we’re getting the same thrill from seeing the Eagles, Jackson Browne, Jo Jo Gunne, and Judee Sill happen It’s as hard to do it with Jackson Browne as it was to do it with Joni five years ago.