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Count Basie 78's

William James "Count" Basie

(August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984[1]) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local movie theater in his home town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By 16, he increasingly played jazz piano at parties, resorts and other venues. In 1924, he went to Harlem, where his performing career expanded; he toured with groups to the major jazz cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1929 he joined Bennie Moten's band in Kansas City, and played with them until Moten's death in 1935.

That year Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others. Many notable musicians came to prominence under his direction, including the tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, the guitarist Freddie Green, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison and singers Jimmy Rushing and Joe Williams. Basie's theme songs were "One O'Clock Jump," developed in 1935 in the early days of his band, and "April In Paris".



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USA COUNT BASIE - ALL OF ME - COLUMBIA 36675

COUNT BASIE - ALL OF ME - COLUMBIA 36675

#  1853 COUNT  BASIE  A .   ALL  OF  ME  B.    RUSTY  DUSTY  BLUES    COLUMBIA  36675  USA    PRESSING DISC  CONDITION      E LABELS   E+ ...
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USA COUNT BASIE - FAREWELL BLUES - COLUMBIA 36712

COUNT BASIE - FAREWELL BLUES - COLUMBIA 36712

# 2258 NOTE THIS  DISC  IS  PART  OF  A  SET  ,  BUT  ONLY  ONE  DISC  OF  SET IS  BEING  LISTED ,  OTHER  DISCS  FROM  THIS  SET  WERE EITHER ...
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USA COUNT BASIE - JIMMYS BLUES - COLUMBIA

COUNT BASIE - JIMMYS BLUES - COLUMBIA

#1512 COUNT  BASIE   A .   JIMMYS  BLUES     -  VOCAL  JIMMY  RUSHING  B.   TAPS  MILLER    COLUMBIA  36831   USA      PRESSING   DISC  CONDITION...
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USA COUNT BASIE SEXTET - CLEF RECORDS 89102 { 949

COUNT BASIE SEXTET - CLEF RECORDS 89102 { 949

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USA COUNT BASIE - Hob nail boogie - MERCURY 89014

COUNT BASIE - Hob nail boogie - MERCURY 89014

78 rpm 689   COUNT  BASIE         A .   HOB  NAIL  BOOGIE  B.   PARADISE  SQUAT     MERCURY  89014 DISC  CONDITION      E LABELS   E+   ...
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