Jimmy Rushing - Quotes

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I liked roaming around by myself.

I liked roaming around by myself.

The blues comes right back to a person's feelings, to his daily activities in life. But rich people don't know nothing about the blues, please believe me. ---->>>

The music business used to carry a certain amount of brotherly love, but it isn't that way now.

The music business used to carry a certain amount of brotherly love, but it isn't that way now.

The blues tells a story in itself. It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing. ---->>>

This business switching styles can't be done honestly by one man. As soon as he can play his instrument well, he can express himself, and all his life he has only one self. ---->>>

There's a difference between the blues of the New Orleans guys and anyone else and the difference is in a chord, but I can't figure the name of it. It's a different chord, and they all make it. ---->>>

When I go in front of an audience, I'll admit I sometimes have a certain amount of fear in me, because maybe the people are not going to accept what I'm doing today. That's bad for any artist, especially if what you're doing is not in line with what's happening today. ---->>>

It's dangerous to get too far from what they identify you with. ---->>>

I'm more relaxed when I can hear the beat clearly all the time I'm singing. ---->>>

If I'm going to do blues, it's going to be a typical Jimmy Rushing record. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: August 26, 1901
Die: 06-08, 1972
Occupation: Musician

James Andrew Rushing (August 26, 1901 – June 8, 1972) was an American blues shouter, balladeer, swing jazz singer, and pianist from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1935 to 1948. Rushing was known as "Mr. Five by Five" and was the subject of an eponymous 1942 popular song that was a hit for Harry James and others; the lyrics describe Rushing's rotund build: "he's five feet tall and he's five feet wide" (wikipedia)