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That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact
by Al Jarreau

That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact
with people and must have a mental library of personnel
who are great for this and great for that,
and he brought this whole group of musicians to the
project that I'd never worked with before.
- Al Jarreau

I have been with the record company and Tommy was there
doing records with other people.
- Al Jarreau

That's the way I try to live.
I think it's the only way for human beings at this
point in our evolution as souls,
where everyone in their lifetime is going through stuff.
- Al Jarreau

I've thought about doing it as soon as it is possible
with this new CD getting some wings and getting out there.
I don't know how soon that will be.
- Al Jarreau

 

I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.
- Al Jarreau

I don't know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer.
Every living thing tends toward the good or we would
have been gone a long time ago.
- Al Jarreau

We are just fanatics about using the technology to make it all wonderful.
We laughed at the fact that we were having such a great time working this way.
- Al Jarreau

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More live recording.
I have missed the boat over my career by not doing
every second or third CD live because things happen
onstage that don't happen in the studio.
- Al Jarreau

I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to
do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band
or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet.
- Al Jarreau

These songs are old friends I have entertained myself
with when I'm washing the dishes,
driving to the store and walking down the aisles.
The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car
and as a singer you always go back to them.
- Al Jarreau

Once you discover that you can, then you must.
And it's not easy.
You have to take direct steps.
You really have to count your blessings and you have
to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues.
- Al Jarreau

I'm really looking forward to it because it will give
me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach
to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do -
and I think is important for me to do.
- Al Jarreau

Learn it well in your head, know it well,
pick things you know and bring the old you and all
the experience you have from singing these various
kinds of feelings that are still related to what I
have done in the rest of my career.
- Al Jarreau

My eyes went blank, and I stared off,
and the music started.
It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time,
and there were these big bay windows,
and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees,
and it was drizzling.
- Al Jarreau

Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because
it was predicted by everything we did in the first
three or four records in my career.
It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here
sometime later on down the road.
- Al Jarreau

Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience
and a record company that allows me to do music.
So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new
music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion.
- Al Jarreau

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

But Tommy Lee Jones is just smooth.
He's just the real deal.
I'm captivated by him because there's so little of that in Hollywood,
and he just embodies it.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

So, maybe you don't see blues so much in Styx's music
but it is definitely part of Tommy's early music.
- James Young

No one but myself thought I could beat guys like Tommy Hearns or Roberto Duran.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

If you were on the phone with me and Tommy right now,
we would probably forget you were there,
we'd just be cracking jokes.
It's like Beavis and Butthead.
- Nikki Sixx

I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer.
I replaced Frank Sinatra.
- Ken Curtis

I don't like Tommy on Broadway at all.
I like the music, I'm pleased with Pete's success but
I don't like what they've done to it.
- Roger Daltrey

I don't think Will does get upstaged because his reaction
is always funnier than what is actually happening.
That is also the reason Tommy is funnier than Will.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong,
are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart.
- Adrian Edmondson

Will and Tommy Lee are the only actors I've ever worked
with where neither of them want to say any lines.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

I signed up for the musical Tommy in the West End,
where I met my husband.
- Kim Wilde

If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you,
down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy
going back to pick it up.
- Tommy Bolt

Well, Tommy Lee Jones is a little bit more intimidating.
He's definitely a cowboy.
He's from Texas.
- Christina Milian

Today, one year after their divorce,
Pamela and Tommy Lee announced they're getting back together.
You know what that means? There's still hope for Ike and Tina Turner.
- Jay Leno

I play the father in the scene when Will and Tommy
go back to Tommy's old apartment.
It was a big mistake.
I hope not to be in the next movie I direct.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

We used to play the Savoy Ballroom, and we always had
a boogie tune in the set.
Bands like Tommy Dorsey used to do a little boogie woogie.
The big bands.
- Jay McShann

This is not a rock opera.
This is not Tommy.
I can write songs that emote, and that's it.
- John Mellencamp

When a song gets its legs and begins to come to me,
this is the euphoric hook that keeps me wanting to continue.
- Tommy Shaw

Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how,
whether it's hard work or easy work,
it's always fun.
- Tommy Lee Jones

America decided we were going to stand by and let Americans
die at the hands of terrorists a long time ago.
- Tommy Franks

The reason that MGM hired Bobby for Our Gang was that
they could look at him and say,
cry, and he'd cry, and not many kids can do that unless they really want to cry.
- Tommy Bond

I knew nothing about the people who ran the game in those days.
- Tommy Smith

Timing is everything.
- Tommy Shaw

I never did smoke that much pot; never was a big pothead.
- Tommy Chong

I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be.
For that I have no apologies.
- Tommy Kirk

We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and
the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded
at a radio station on the stairway,
and we did a record and it got put out.
- Tommy Chong

I wrote songs all my life, where anyone wanted to hear them or not.
- Tommy Shaw

Nikki lives around the corner from me and I see him all the time.
We talk a lot, and of course we're still friends.
That was our baby, Motley Crue, we put that band together.
- Tommy Lee

Once in a while there was some TV offer and I'd take it.
- Tommy Rettig

We learned a verse of this and that and we were having fun with the songs.
Tommy would make up stories to go along with them and I would yell at him,
'Hey, stupid, that's not right,' and he was like a
silly kid trying to impress.
- Dick Smothers

I know, because I tried all sorts of ways of being in character,
and the best way is to be totally straight.
- Tommy Chong

My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death that she was gonna blow it.
First I was going to hell with Monroe,
and now to Republican hell with Nixon.
- Tommy Rettig

I was still thought of as a kid actor even though I was in my mid twenties.
- Tommy Rettig

Because I like to pick up where I left off and continue from there.
- Tommy Tune

As a solo artist, I just felt cemented in front of the mike stand.
There was very little time to play with the audience and be a band member.
- Tommy Shaw

Well I don't know, I might have lost my citizenship,
I don't think you can lose your citizenship though.
- Tommy Chong

Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind,
then you're finished.
You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already.
- Tommy Shaw

I have always been a sucker for the big,
upbeat chorus.
- Tommy Shaw

It is all about being open and paying attention to the music in your head.
I think most people have original music playing in
their heads from time to time.
- Tommy Shaw

Unfortunately, the American justice system is just
riddled with lies and inconsistencies.
- Tommy Chong

People say you can't go out and eat with your players.
I say why not.
- Tommy Lasorda

My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.
- Tommy Lasorda

Red meat is not bad for you.
Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you!
- Tommy Smothers

After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made.
- Tommy Kirk

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

Tax cuts are an investment in working families.
- Tommy Thompson

I wanted to have a normal childhood.
Normal relationships.
- Tommy Rettig

I soon gave up instruction for self-teaching.
- Tommy Shaw

Well, my wife and I were married in a toilet -
it was a marriage of convenience!
- Tommy Cooper

The funny thing is, Dennis Miller got me back into comedy.
- Tommy Chong

I'd rather work than not.
- Tommy Bolin

Les Pauls work out real well for me because I'll beat
the hell out of them and they'll still work.
The only trouble with them is finding good ones.
- Tommy Shaw

They just wanted to show the entertainment world that we're vulnerable.
- Tommy Chong

Every time I get tested, I ask questions about it,
and I watch how they do it.
- Tommy Chong

Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid,
the other was eating fireworks.
They charged one and let the other one off.
- Tommy Cooper


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