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'Even as a little child, I've always had that comedian kind of attitude.'


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'Johnny Guitar... just one of my favorite singers of all time. I met him when we were both on the road with Johnny Otis in the '50s when I was a teenager. We traveled the country in a car together.I would hear him sing every night.'


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'Jazz took too much discipline. You have to come in at the right place, which is different than me singing the blues, where I can sing, 'Oh, baby,' if there's a pause in the melody. With jazz, you better leave that space open, or put in something real cool'


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'Long as I was riding in a big Cadillac and dressed nice and had plenty of food, that's all I cared about.'


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'You can't fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them.'


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'You can't fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them.'


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'When I look out at the people and they look at me and they're smiling, then I know that I'm loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems.'

 

 

 

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