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Letter "C" » Count Basie Quotes
«I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.»
«If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune.»
«Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!»
«I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch.»
«Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.»
«It's the way you play that makes it . . . Play like you play. Play like you think, and then you got it, if you're going to get it. And whatever you get, that's you, so that's your story.»
«All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel ... and that?s what I?ve been doing all my life.»