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Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because
by 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I want to be remembered for Swiss Family Robinson and Old Yeller.
I think Swiss is probably my favorite film.
- Tommy Kirk

Probably we'll think of Bush in years to come as an American hero.
- Tommy Franks

Any excuse to live in New York and do art.
Has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.
- Tommy Chong

I love doubleheaders.
That way I get to keep my uniform on longer.
- Tommy Lasorda

It sounds kind of strange, but Jail time was almost
a good experience for me.
- Tommy Lee

I got it: stay away from cocaine and heroin.
- Tommy Lee

I'm not the kind of guy who deserves to play a vintage
guitar because I'm too rough on instruments.
- Tommy Shaw

I went into a French restaraunt and asked the waiter,
'Have you got frog's legs?' He said,
'Yes,' so I said,
'Well hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich.'
- Tommy Cooper

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

I would just stand there puzzled, then realize this
would be a great place to make a show.
- Tommy Tune

Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts.
- Tommy Lasorda

Time is running out to permeate the piece.
- Tommy Tune

I'm as clean as a whistle.
- Tommy Chong

So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want
a skip outside my house.'
He said 'I'm not stopping you.'
- Tommy Cooper

I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation
into a solo world with no boundaries,
no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds.
- Tommy Shaw

When I became 16 I started thinking seriously about singing.
- Tommy Shaw

Timing is everything.
- Tommy Shaw

We're kind of defined by our mistakes.
- Tommy Shaw

I don't like looking back.
- Tommy Shaw

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

Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing
songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business,
so we started publishing and managing artists.
- Tommy Rettig

I wish I had a nickel for every song that I've left in the bathroom,
written down on a matchbox, or just totally forgotten about.
- Tommy Shaw

The kids put you on a pedestal.
I didn't like it.
- Tommy Rettig

The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows
on our side of the field and not theirs.
- Tommy Lasorda

I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky.
- Tommy Lasorda

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

When we win, I'm so happy I eat a lot.
When we lose, I'm so depressed, I eat a lot.
When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed I eat a lot.
- Tommy Lasorda

Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side
of the scale from touring.
They balance me out creatively.
- Tommy Shaw

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

I've had this reoccurring dream for the last ten to fifteen years.
- Tommy Tune

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

I wanted to go to regular high school -
it looked like a lot of fun.
- Tommy Rettig

You never know what's going to happen sometimes,
or what you think's going to happen never happens,
or when you least expect it, the Santana record comes along and just blows up.
- Tommy Lee

I, for one, begin with intent.
There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent
to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America.
- Tommy Franks

I've got five kids and I'm married, Tommy's got two
kids and he's been married,
Vince just got married again, Mick's out of a relationship,
Tommy's single as well.
We've done a lot in our life, we've covered a lot of miles.
- Nikki Sixx

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

Being in the studio is okay but sitting in a room by
yourself composing is a discipline that takes a certain
type of mind set and Tommy has a great gift for that as did the previous guy.
- James Young


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