Lionel Hampton Quotes


14 Lionel Hampton quotes:



"So I always figured I'd still be playing at this age."
"I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s."
"That was a big deal at the time, because no blacks were integrated with whites in anything - not in sports, basketball, football, nothing."
"Music was our wife, and we loved her. And we stayed with her, and we clothed her, and we put diamond rings on her hands."
"I feel honored to have been a part of that dramatic change."
"I think I love it more as I get older because I keep getting better on drums, vibes and piano."
"Every day I look forward to getting with my instruments, trying new things."
"Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general."
Author: Hampton Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Musicians Quotes
"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind."
"Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating."
"Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God."
"Black and white players hadn't appeared together in public before Teddy Wilson and I began working with B.G."
"Playing gives me as much good feeling now as it did when I was a bitty kid."
"The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do."



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