Count Basie



Count Basie
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Rating
Active
1924 to 1984
Born
August 21, 1904 in Red Bank
Died
April 26, 1984
Location
Red Bank, NJ, United States
Biography
William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904- April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, composer, and bandleader. As a pianist, he had a distinctive and influential style (the song title "Splanky" is an onomatopoetic reference to the sound of his playing), equally at home in the barrelhouse and the concert hall. Willie "The Lion" Smith, James P. Johnson, and Fats Waller were among his influences. As a bandleader, he created an organization (built upon the remains of Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra) that was a favorite both of dancers and of vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and, of course, Billie Holiday.
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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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One O'Clock Jump

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Topsy

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April in Paris

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On the Sunny Side of the Street

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All of Me

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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

Jazz Inspiration

Jazz Inspiration

Count Basie October 24, 2014

19 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

Dance Parade

Dance Parade

Count Basie February 14, 2013

8 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

Blues by Basie

Blues by Basie

Count Basie May 29, 2012

12 Tracks

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