There were a lot of times where there was a great deal of fodder recorded and played, because there was a market for it - just as there is today. And there were more bad bands than there were good bands - I think that should always be remembered.

— Woody Herman

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Musically, the bebop route was magnificent, but businesswise, it was the dumbest thing I ever did.

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My only claim to fame, if I have one, is that I'm an editor.

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We might as well swing boys, because Stravinsky cuts us all.

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I'm going to be on the road for the rest of my life.

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The singing was something I got from my father.

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Some guys dig ditches, I have a band. It's what I do

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