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9 Famous Quotes by Al Hirt
11/7/1922 - 4/27/1999
Also Known As:  
Al (He's The King) Hirt     Alois Maxwell Hirt     Hirt, Al
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About Al Hirt

A little bit of this, a little bit of that. I never had any specific style.

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I always smoked cigars. I've smoked cigars with everybody in show business.

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Old Sharkey had a fat sound, man. He could blow like wild fire and when he played, I am telling you, the whole place would stop dead-away and listen!

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Rich could play way better than Krupa.

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When Buddy played, he played all out, all the time. It was a wonder he didn't keel over and die before he did.

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The New Orleans I knew is gone, ... It's never going to come back. I'm just grateful I had my years down there to see and be a part of it. I am so glad Al isn't here to see what has happened to his city.

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I've been glued to the TV. I am absolutely devastated.

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I don't know, ... I do not know.

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[He could belt out traditional blues and jazz with the best of them, but -- to the dismay of jazz purists -- he would also record pop tunes that sold millions of albums.] I'm a pop commercial musician, and I've got a successful format, ... If you have the ability to perform your musical idea, you become a good jazz player.

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