Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman

American musician, jazz and swing
I don't have any great love for Chicago. What the hell, a childhood around Douglas Park isn't very memorable. I remember the street fights and how you were afraid to cross the bridge 'cause the Irish kid on the other side would beat your head in. I left Chicago a long time ago.More Benny Goodman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I have something I want to do, I make a business of doing it.More Benny Goodman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some of the guys I played with .. didn't go around learning more about their instruments from an intellectual point of view. All they wanted was to play hot jazz, and the instrument was just a means. I'd imagine that a lot of them criticized me-said my technique was too good. Something like that. But I've always wanted to know what made music. How you do it, and why it sounds good. I always practiced, worked like hell.More Benny Goodman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As soon as it was understood that we could handle things in our own way, it was the thrill of my life to walk out on that stage with people just hemming the band in.More Benny Goodman quotes [08/20/2011 12:08:30]
To this day, I don't like people walking on stage not looking good. You have to look good. If you feel special about yourself then you're going to play special.More Benny Goodman quotes [08/20/2011 12:08:14]

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