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Benny Goodman

Read through the most famous quotes from Benny Goodman

After you've done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.

— Benny Goodman

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One way or the other, if you want to find reasons why you shouldn't keep on, you'll find 'em. The obstacles are all there; there are a million of 'em.

— Benny Goodman

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To this day, I don't like people walking on stage not looking good. You have to look good. If you feel special about yourself then you're going to play special.

— Benny Goodman

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As soon as it was understood that we could handle things in our own way, it was the thrill of my life to walk out on that stage with people just hemming the band in.

— Benny Goodman

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If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice.

— Benny Goodman

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Some of the overflow audience actually sat on the stage.

— Benny Goodman

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Sometimes when you start losing detail, whether it's in music or in life, something as small as failing to be polite, you start to lose substance.

— Benny Goodman

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That night at Carnegie Hall was a great experience. When the thing was first put up to me I was a little dubious, not knowing just what would be expected of us.

— Benny Goodman

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Too many young musicians today want to win polls before they learn their instruments.

— Benny Goodman

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About Benny Goodman

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By the mid-1940s however big bands lost a lot of their popularity. When a friend once asked him why he reportedly said "Well if they knew about it everyone would come to me with their hand out.

In the mid-1930s Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. "
Goodman's bands launched the careers of many major names in jazz and during an era of segregation he also led one of the first well-known racially integrated jazz groups. His January 16 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music.

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