We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ and I just loved this instrument.
Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people but put your full trust only in God.
Music was my joy my home the one place I felt happy and secure.
If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can the money will come.
Dreams do come true even for someone who couldn’t speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.
Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.
By 1969 when I celebrated 45 years in the music business I also had 45 people in our musical family.
One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.
The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh… was the place where Champagne Music was born.