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I'm a firm believer and I think my religion is inside. Billy Eckstine#Religion 67
Billy Eckstine#Religion 67
I knew exactly what I was, and there was no hang-up with me. None whatsoever. The fact that the pigment of my skin maybe being lighter brown than other people of my race, maybe some of them, but you know our race has all colors. Billy Eckstine#Being 64
Billy Eckstine#Being 64
L.A. is kind of laid back, but New York, everybody is out there for that buck, you know. Billy Eckstine#Buck 48
Billy Eckstine#Buck 48
It was my band. I organized the band and Dizzy was in the band. Dizzy was the first musical director with the band. Charlie Parker was in the band. But, no, no, that was my band. Billy Eckstine#Band 46
Billy Eckstine#Band 46
If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college. But if you want to be a musician or such, study your craft. Study music. Billy Eckstine#College 43
Billy Eckstine#College 43
When Byrd came out of there, he had written a lot things while he was in the hospital. Billy Eckstine#Came 31
Billy Eckstine#Came 31
It taught me something. It taught you your craft. Billy Eckstine#Craft 26
Billy Eckstine#Craft 26
Bud Johnson, God rest his soul of fame, a tenor saxophonist. Bud was always a big, big, big booster of mine and he always when I first met Bud in Pittsburgh when he came through there, he heard me sing and he wanted me to come to Chicago. Billy Eckstine#Big 17
Billy Eckstine#Big 17
Today the kids that are out now they make a hit record and they put them right out on the stage with 10,000 people out there and they don't know anything about the business yet. Billy Eckstine#Uncategorized 16
Billy Eckstine#Uncategorized 16
I was still in school at the time and Cab was very popular and everybody was doing Cab Calloway so I did. Billy Eckstine#Cab 14
Billy Eckstine#Cab 14
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