Find the best quotes by Jay McShann.
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…
They had the music being piped right out on the street. I’d be three or four blocks from there and I couldn’t get there fast…
I was listening to all those lyrics and trying to take in everything that was happening. I was completely excited. It was one of the…
We didn’t let a night go by that we didn’t play.
It was my first time in Kansas City. In about two or three days I had a gig at a place called The Monroe Inn.
My family was a Christian family. But I had to get to Kansas to play the blues.
As long as Pete and Joe are there, it’s gonna be jumping.
I had listened to Joe Turner. When they’d book Joe there, I’d play the blues behind him.
We had an old Victrola with the old bulldog they used to have there. The horn would come out.
Explore More Topics →