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Count Basie

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Count Basie

Count Basie has been played on NTS shows including Mister Saturday Night, with Basie's Jingle Bells first played on 23 December 2014.

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…

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Chain Gang
Jackie Wilson, Count Basie
Brunswick1968
Chain Gang
Jackie Wilson, Count BasieBrunswick1968
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Basie's Jingle Bells
Count Basie
Roulette1964
Basie's Jingle Bells
Count BasieRoulette1964
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Come Together
Count Basie
Happy Tiger Records0
Come Together
Count BasieHappy Tiger Records0
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Miss Thing Pt. 1
Count Basie
Columbia2015
Miss Thing Pt. 1
Count BasieColumbia2015
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