The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh... was the place where Champagne Music was born.
Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.
If I live to be 90, and I'm planning to, I'll always love performing for a live audience.
By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family.
We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.
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.
Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure.
Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.
One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.
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