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William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother first taught him piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and improvised to accompany silent films at a local theatre in his town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By 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.

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The Band Of Distinction [1956]

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Perdido  

Just the Blues [1960]

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Confessin' the Blues3:59 
Trav'lin' Light3:53 

Pop Goes the Basie [1964]

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At Long Last Love2:59 

Basie Meets Bond [1966]

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Thunderball3:58 

Loose Walk [1972]

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If I Had You3:08 

The Bosses [1974]

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Honey Hush
w/ Big Joe Turner
2:37 

Kansas City Style [1977]

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You're Not the Kind  

Live in Japan '78 [1978]

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Ja-Da5:28 

Satch and Josh...Again [1978]

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Cherry
w/ Oscar Peterson
5:50 

Basie Jam #3 [1979]

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Bye Bye Blues9:42 

One O'Clock Jump [History] [1989]

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I Never Knew2:41 
Yeah Man!2:34 

Big Band Basie [1994]

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Winter Wonderland  

Lady Be Good [1995]

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Just You, Just Me
w/ Lester Young
3:16 

Lullaby of Birdland [1997]

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Fools Rush In3:07 
It Had to Be You2:53 

World of Big Band [1997]

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Stompin' at the Savoy3:09 

Cool, Vol. 3 [Sony] [1999]

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Little White Lies3:15 

Triple Play [1999]

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Sugar [Live]
w/ Joe Williams
4:24 

Cafe Society Uptown 1941 [2000]

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Elmer's Tune2:55 

Legendary Big Bands Series [2000]

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John's Idea2:59 

Classic Jazz Archive [2003]

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The King3:09 

Kansas Jump [2003]

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Oh Lady Be Good3:12 

Swing Era [Video] [2003]

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Quicksand
w/ Ethel Waters
  

The Collection [2004]

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Ol' Man River4:54 

Sound of Swing [2005]

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As Long as I Live [DVD]  

Introducing Count Basie [2006]

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Oh! Lady Be Good3:11 

Blues by Basie/Dance Parade [2007]

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Danny Boy3:12 
Rambo3:21 

Count Basie [B.D. Jazz] [2008]

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I May Be Wrong2:53 

Legendary Radio Broadcasts [2008]

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Ill Wind4:01 

The Big Band Leader [2010]

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More Than You Know3:12 

Big Band Story, Vol. 2 [2012]

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If I Didn't Care2:46 

Ultimate Doubles [2 CD] [2013]

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Sugar2:57 

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