For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death.
Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking.
I may be helping to bring harmony between people through my music.
It's not the people in the South who create racial problems - it's the people who are governing.
People don't slip. Time catches up with them.
The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it.
I'm a businessman. I work for business people. The kind of thing they say is: Now we've sold a lot of records, let's sell some more.
I make no claim to being a business genius. You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value.
I'm in the music business for one purpose - to make money.
You've got to change with the public's taste.
Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work.
The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?
I often wonder whether Negroes like myself who are pretty well known help out at all in breaking down barriers.
Primarily I'm a meat man, although once in a while I toy with a few vegetables.
I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.