Count Basie



Count Basie

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Active
1924 to 1984
Born
August 21, 1904 in Red Bank
Died
April 26, 1984
Location
Red Bank, NJ, United States
Biography
William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) 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 age 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.
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Top Songs by Count Basie


Fly Me To The Moon

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The Best Is Yet To Come - 2008 Remastered

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Lil' Darlin'

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Blue & Sentimental

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Good Time Blues

One O'Clock Jump

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America, Vol. 6: Early Jazz - The Birth of Swing

Topsy

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April in Paris

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Lindy Hop

On the Sunny Side of the Street

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The Greatest Jazz Stars (My Jazz)

All of Me

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April in Paris

Shiny Stockings

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Count Basie - The Collection

Count Basie - The Collection

Count Basie December 8, 2016

20 Tracks

History

History

Count Basie April 11, 2016

15 Tracks

All That Jazz, Vol. 13: Basie's Boogie

All That Jazz, Vol. 13: Basie's Boogie

Count Basie September 2, 2014

24 Tracks

One O'Clock Jump

One O'Clock Jump

Ella Fitzgerald March 18, 2014

12 Tracks

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Tony Bennett January 3, 2013

20 Tracks

Count Basie: Verve Ultimate Cool

Count Basie: Verve Ultimate Cool

Count Basie January 1, 2013

12 Tracks

The Complete Clef & Verve Fifties Studio Recordings

The Complete Clef & Verve Fifties Studio Recordings

Count Basie January 1, 2012

50 Tracks

Ultimate Big Band Collection: Count Basie

Ultimate Big Band Collection: Count Basie

Count Basie March 1, 2011

10 Tracks

Basie Swings Standards

Basie Swings Standards

Count Basie January 1, 2009

12 Tracks

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