“The wise musicians are those who play what they can master” Duke Ellington
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Cab Calloway - Great Quotes

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My audience was my life. What I did and how I did it, was all for my audience.

90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.

At times as a performer they segregated us in some of theatres.

Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club.

Everybody did something. It was very entertaining. We had a lot of fun. Lot of fun. And there was no segregation, that I could see. I never saw any.

We didn't have any segregation at the Cotton Club. No. The Cotton Club was wide open, it was free

We usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough.

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.

You hear about the Duke Ellingtons, the Jimmie Luncefords, and the Fletcher Hendersons, but people sometimes forget that jazz was not only built in the minds of the great ones, but on the backs of the ordinary ones.

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