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Count Basie( William James Basie )

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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. In 1929 he joined Bennie Moten's band in Kansas City, and played with them until Moten's death in 1935.

In 1935, Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie 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 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, Helen Humes, Thelma Carpenter, and Joe Williams.

Count Basie( William James Basie )
Album songs
1.I Didn't Know About You (Modify)
2.Open The Door, Richard
3.April In Paris(Provided)
5.Rock-A-Bye Basie(Provided)
6.Taxi War Dance(Provided)
7.All of Me
8.With Plenty of Money and You
9.John's Idea(Provided)
10.Jumpin' At The Woodside(Provided)
11.Swingin' The Blues(Provided)
12.Blue And Sentimental(Provided)
13.Every Day I Have The Blues
15.Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
16.Corner Pocket(Provided)
17.Take The A Train
18.Feel So Bad
19.Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
20.I Can't Stop Loving You
21.The Long and Winding Road
22.Georgia On My Mind
23.Come Live with Me
24.Crying Time
25.Let the Good Times Roll
27.Look What They've Done To My Song
28.From Russia With Love - 1996 - Remaster
29.Sweet Lorraine - 2004 Remastered Version
30.Polka Dots And Moonbeams - Live (1957/Newport)
31.Anything Goes - 1990 Remix/Remaster
32.With Plenty Of Money And You - 1990 Remix/Remaster
33.Robbin's Nest - Remastered 2002
34.Sent For You Yesterday
35.Satin Doll
36.If Dreams Come True
37.Pennies from Heaven
38.Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Remastered)
39.Jelly, Jelly
40.Alright, Okay You Win
41.Hallelujah (I Love Her So)
42.I Got Rhythm (Live)
43.All or Nothing at All (1940 Version)
44.Well Alright, Okay, You Win
45.All Right Okay You Win (Live, Birdland 1956)
46.I Can't Stop Loving You (Live)
47.Ja-Da (Live)
48.Every Day I Have the Blues (feat. Joe Turner)
49.Stormy Monday (feat. Joe Turner)
50.There's a Small Hotel
51.Mean to Me
52.Love Me or Leave Me (1939 Version)
53.Lover Man
54.Until I Met You - 2002 Remastered Version
55.You Go To My Head (1996 Digital Remaster)
56.On the Sunny Side of the Street
57.Im Getting Sentimental Over You
58.Lonely Street (Antibes 68)
60.A Hard Day's Night
61.Oh Lonesome Me
62.Can't Buy Me Love
63.Do You Want to Know a Secret
64.Jeepers Creepers
65.I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
67.Sweet Georgia Brown
68.Come Fly With Me
69.My Kind of Trouble Is You
70.As Long As I Love You
71.Confessin' the Blues