Count Basie



Count Basie

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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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Shake, Rattle And Roll

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Lil' Darlin'

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Blue & Sentimental

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The Best Is Yet To Come

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Good Time Blues

One O'Clock Jump

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Swingsation: Swing That Music

Topsy

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History

April in Paris

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Lindy Hop

On the Sunny Side of the Street

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Count Basie - The Collection

Count Basie - The Collection

Count Basie December 8, 2016

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Complete High Voltage

Complete High Voltage

Tito Puente July 15, 2016

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History

History

Count Basie April 11, 2016

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Jazz Inspiration

Jazz Inspiration

Count Basie October 24, 2014

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Hello Herbie

Hello Herbie

Itzhak Perlman September 26, 2014

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Me and the Blues

Me and the Blues

Billie Holiday September 16, 2014

12 Tracks

I Got Rhythm

I Got Rhythm

Louis Armstrong July 5, 2014

16 Tracks

Down Home

Down Home

Stan Getz July 5, 2014

8 Tracks

Anita Sings the Most

Anita Sings the Most

Nat King Cole June 16, 2014

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