At times as a performer they segregated us in some of theatres.
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Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club.
90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody’s interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.
A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things. A picture, you can do anything you want. Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene, take a scene out. They don’t do that on stage.
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I never stop being amazed by all the different ways of playing the guitar and making it deliver a message.
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.
Perhaps it is a peculiarity of mine that despite the fact that I am a professional performer, it is true that I have always preferred playing without an audience.
I often wonder whether Negroes like myself who are pretty well known help out at all in breaking down barriers.
Jazz translates the moment into a sense of inspiration for not only the musicians but for the listeners.
In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, now heaven knows, anything goes.