Discussing legendary icon “Elvis” producer Quincy Jones, famous for producing Michael Jackson, said “No. I wouldn’t work with him.”
During his interview with the Hollywood reporter Jones said of Elvis “I was writing for Tommy Dorsey, oh God, back then in the ’50s. And Elvis came in, and Tommy said, ‘I don’t want to play with him.’ He was a racist mother — I’m going to shut up now. But every time I saw Elvis, he was being coached by Otis Blackwell, telling him how to sing,” spilled Jones.
Meanwhile Jones spoke glowingly of Billie Holiday. He said he started working with her when he was only 14.
“Oh my God, stay away from heroin,” said Jones. “She could barely get to the stage, man. She could barely walk on the stage, but Bobby Tucker was like my brother. He eventually became the music director for Billie. When she came out, we were so awestruck by her, we forgot to play the horn. He said, “Goddammit, read the music, man. Play the horns!” We were 14 years old. Come on, man. Billie Holiday.”