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Lionel Hampton - Great Quotes

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“Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating” Lionel Hampton

“Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God “


“The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do”.


“Playing gives me as much good feeling now as it did when I was a bitty kid”.


“Music was our wife, and we loved her. And we stayed with her, and we clothed her, and we put diamond rings on her hands”


“I think I love it more as I get older because I keep getting better on drums, vibes and piano”


“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”


“Every day I look forward to getting with my instruments, trying new things”


“Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general.”


“Black and white players hadn't appeared together in public before Teddy Wilson and I began working with B.G.”


“I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s”



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Last modified on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:02

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