I really, really enjoy music and that's why I do what I do.
Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do.
I'm just one of the lucky people. I have no other reason for my longevity.
It's just that some people are lucky and people still seem to enjoy the music.
I also met, early on Ella Fitzgerald. Her songbooks are some of the most amazing bodies of work.
But I am very grateful for my success, and with success, of course, comes a whole lot of celebrity.
My favorite singer to this day is Nat King Cole. I've tried to emulate his phrasing. It is so absolutely beautiful to listen to his lovely voice.
When I was 12 and started to take singing lessons from a woman, she told me that I would probably spend the rest of my life taking care of my voice.
I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do. I don't. It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do.
In other words, the celebrity gets out of hand, and if you're not careful, you will forget what you are about - and that is you are about making music that people want to hear.