Ladies and gentlemen, my first impression is that of Mr. Frank Sinatra Man, if you like him, you're going to be cuckoo about me. He's just-- you'll excuse the expression-- a carbon copy.
ReddIt Quincy Jones settles into a massive couch in the living room of the 25,square-foot house he built at the top of Bel-Air Road. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal a degree view of the city below. Jones has always been a good-looking cat.
Whom do you admire musically today? Dre, Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga. Melle Mel to me is like the godfather of rap. He never pimped a hood. You run a management company that advises young artists as well, right? We manage them and book them.
We travel together—we call it Global Gumbo All-Stars. Why take on little babies at this point in your career?
Because they did that to me when I was young; it makes me feel right. Maybe I can hitchhike a ride to the future with them.
Sounds like you hitched a ride into your own future when you were 15 and legendary bandleader Lionel Hampton asked you to join his troupe. I even got on his tour bus. Get off this bus. Go get your education. They sent for me at I had a scholarship to the Berklee School of Music.
But I quit after six months and went on the road with Hamp for three years. We toured the country, and then we went to Europe—all the way to Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. It was the best thing that ever happened in my life. It opened my mind. Everybody would go to the juke joint for gambling, for food, for dancing, for sex.
Ray and I fell in love with each other. He taught me how to arrange in Braille because he knew I was a music junkie. I was absolutely addicted. I wanted to know everything. I love how at the end of your autobiography, you liken yourself to Forrest Gump. I had nothing to do with it.
Did divine intervention play a role in how you discovered music, too? Daddy was a master carpenter. So after we moved to Bremerton, Washington, we were like little street rats. One night we broke into the local rec center because we heard they had lemon meringue pie and three kinds of ice cream.
Well, we ate up all the ice cream, had a food fight, then walked around to the offices. In one office I saw a piano. I started on sousaphone, tuba, B-flat baritone, E-flat alto, French horn, trombone. I liked to play trombone because in the marching band, I got to march with the majorettes.Quincy Jones Gives Us a Glimpse Into the Life of a Musical Legend He’s won 27 Grammys, produced the best-selling album of all time, and worked with Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and Oprah Winfrey.
Life: Remembering Sinatra: 10 Years Later [Robert Sullivan] on srmvision.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An expanded collection of photographs, celebrations, and profiles culled from the pages of LIFE magazine provides a glimpse into the life and iconic career of Frank SinatraAuthor: Robert Sullivan.
A collection of photographs culled from the pages of Life magazine provides a glimpse into the life of Frank Sinatra. From The Community.
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This book is one that gives a glimpse into the world of Frank Sinatra. If you're a fan of Frank's you have to listen to it.
It will open your eyes and allow you to see a whole different side of Sinatra. If we want a glimpse into the life that Sinatra led during his heyday, one of the most famous accounts is by journalist Gay Talese.
First published in Esquire magazine in , called Sinatra Has a Cold. Jan 05, · But his autographed photo of Frank Sinatra is still here.
The papers also give a glimpse into Byrne's day-to-day life. A typewritten schedule of a typical day on his gubernatorial.