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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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86 [2019]

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St. Louis Blues 

Time for a Kiss [2018]

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This Year's Kisses3:11

In the Swinging Mood [2017]

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Bugle Call Rag2:45

Jazz Steps Out [2017]

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Danny Boy2:20

Lindy Hop Favorites [2016]

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Topsy3:19
Honeysuckle Rose3:03

Verve 60 [2016]

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Every Day I Have the Blues5:30

Swinging Hits [2015]

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Organ Grinder's Swing2:49

The Fifties Album [2015]

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Chicago 

I Just Love Jazz [2014]

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April In Paris3:47

Jazz Legends [Delta] [2014]

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Dinah2:09

Jazz Station: Juke Box Hits [2014]

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Chicago2:05

The Greatest Hits [2014]

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One O'Clock Jump3:27

100 Hits: Swing [2013]

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Exactly Like You2:41

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 11 [2013]

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Stardust3:27

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 39 [2013]

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Dinah2:33

50 Rockin' Oldies, Vol. 1 [2013]

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Stardust2:54

At His Best [2013]

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Chicago2:08

Golden Jazz [2013]

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I Won't Dance3:23

Highlights of Glenn Miller [2013]

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Stardust3:21

Highlights of Swing [2013]

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Lady Be Good3:09

In the Mood [AAO] [2013]

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Jersey Bounce2:26

Indigo Swing [2013]

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Don't Worry Bout Me3:14

Indigo Swing, Vol. 2 [2013]

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April in Paris4:02

Italian Dinner Music [2013]

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April in Paris4:42

Jazz Discovery [2013]

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Danny Boy2:51

Jazz Night Deluxe [2013]

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Learnin the Blues3:01

Just Great Jazz [2013]

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April In Paris2:42

Ladies Only [2013]

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Fly Me to the Moon1:41

Massive Hits!: Easy [2013]

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Anything Goes2:20
Chicago2:07

Massive Hits!: Jazz [2013]

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Anything Goes2:20

Messieurs les Crooners [2013]

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Chicago2:07

Serenades, Vol. 2 [2013]

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Weary Blues3:01

Swing Decade [2013]

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Topsy3:09
Lady Be Good3:09

Ten=10 [2013]

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Organ Grinder's Swing2:52

The Hot 50: Buck Clayton [2013]

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Topsy3:08

The Swing Era, Vol. 2 [2013]

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Topsy3:09
Lady Be Good3:09

Day Dreaming [2012]

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Serenade in Blue3:22

Mellow Jazz [AP] [2012]

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Perdido2:13

101 Jazz Greats [2011]

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One O'Clock Jump4:08

In a Mellotone [2011]

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Shiny Stockings5:17

Simply: Tony Bennett [2011]

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Anything Goes2:17

Original Hits: Jazz [2010]

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Anything Goes2:21

100% Jazz [2009]

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Everyday2:39

Basin Street Blues [2009]

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Stardust2:53

Jazz! [83 Tracks] [2009]

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April In Paris3:48

Let's Go to Town [2009]

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In the Evenin'4:31

Mosaic [2009]

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Laughing at Life/Smile4:39

Original Hits: Easy [2009]

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Anything Goes2:19

100% Swing [2008]

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Perdido2:11

Charlie Christian [2008]

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Oh, Lady Be Good10:39

Golden Age Of Song [2008]

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The Glow Worm2:42

Jazz and the City [2008]

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Chicago2:06

Jazz-Reference [2008]

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April in Paris5:08

Let the People Sing [2008]

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The Good Life2:56

Swinging Big Bands [2008]

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One O'Clock Jump3:53

1953-1954 [2007]

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Perdido4:56

Golden Guys [2007]

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Chicago 

Swings [2007]

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You Make Me Feel So Young2:50

Yo! Bobby [2007]

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The Good Life3:38

At the Bluenote [2006]

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How High the Moon3:33

On the Rocks [2006]

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Jeepers Creepers 

Singers of Swing [2006]

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Chicago 

Swinging on a Song [2006]

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Anything Goes2:21

1952-1953 [2005]

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As Long as I Live3:12

Jazz Forever [2005]

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Bugle Call Rag3:04

Jazzradio [2005]

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Mean to Me5:00

20 Best of Jazz [2004]

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Anything Goes2:19

Jazz Legends [Spectrum] [2004]

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Evenin'3:30

Jazz Moods: Hot [2004]

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Oh, Lady Be Good3:06

Las Vegas Legends [EMI] [2004]

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Chicago 

1952 [2003]

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There's a Small Hotel3:33
Blee Blop Blues3:03

At the Aquarium 1946 [2003]

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Mean to Me4:03
Blue Skies2:50

At the Woodchoppers Ball [2003]

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Dinah2:04

Down with Love [2003]

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Fly Me to the Moon2:30

Jazz Superstars [2003]

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Lullaby of Birdland4:17

Jazz [EMI] [2003]

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Lullaby of Birdland4:44

Swing Era [2003]

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If I Could Be with You 

Swing Era [2003]

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Quicksand 

Wild & Swingin' [2003]

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I Got Rhythm3:27

Apertivo Con Swing [2002]

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Chicago 

As Time Goes By [2002]

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Chicago2:06

Crooners [Prestige] [2002]

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Chicago2:08

Legends of Las Vegas [2002]

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Anything Goes2:17

Shoutin' Blues [2002]

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After You've Gone 

Swing! [2002]

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Swingin' the Blues2:50

A Smooth One [2001]

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You Can Depend on Me3:14

Because of You [2001]

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Good Life3:07

Pure Jazz [Polygram] [2001]

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April in Paris3:49

1947-1949 [2000]

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Robbins Nest3:09
Cheek to Cheek3:20

American Pop: An Audio History [2000]

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Topsy19:45

Exitos Originales [2000]

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Little Brown Jug2:51

High Profile [2000]

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Anything Goes2:19

Jazz Cats: Jazz on the Beach [2000]

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Topsy2:32

Space Cowboys [2000]

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Fly Me to the Moon2:30

Swinging Cole Porter [2000]

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Anything Goes2:20

The Roots of Swing N Jive [2000]

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All of Me3:00

1947 [1999]

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Baby Don't Be Mad at Me2:47

57 - In Concert [1999]

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I Won't Dance3:49

Big Band Swing [1999]

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April in Paris2:40

Forever Gold [1999]

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Jeepers Creepers2:08

Swingdance, Vol. 2 [1999]

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Topsy3:07

Triple Play [1999]

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Sugar [Live]4:24

1946-1947 [1998]

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Open the Door, Richard2:41

Blues Suite [1998]

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Good Morning Blues3:08

Great [1998]

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Going to Chicago Blues4:17

Isn't It Romantic [1998]

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'S Wonderful2:38

Jazz Profile [1998]

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Teach Me Tonight2:52

Planet Jazz [1998]

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After You've Gone2:36

Pure Ella [Verve] [1998]

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Tea for Two3:11

Smokin' Jazz [1998]

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All of Me3:04

Swingsation [1998]

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Organ Grinder's Swing2:48

1937-1946 [1997]

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St. Louis Blues3:16

1938-1939, Vol. 8 [1997]

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Oh, Lady Be Good3:30

1945-1946 [Classics] [1997]

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Blue Skies2:51

Camel Caravan, Vol. 2 [1997]

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In the Mood2:48

Hit Jazz [1997]

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April in Paris3:48

With a Song in My Heart [1997]

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Thou Swell2:23

Hit Box, Vol. 1 [1996]

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April in Paris2:30

On Holiday [1996]

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God Bless the Child2:32

1929-1937, Vol. 3 [1995]

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Evenin'2:54
Oh, Lady Be Good3:06

Swingin' Songsters [1995]

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Anything Goes2:18

The Essential [1995]

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Dinah2:05

Vol. 9: 1940 [1995]

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Tell Me More3:05

Indispensable [1994]

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After You've Gone 

Pure Ella [1994]

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Tea for Two3:17

Sunday Brunch [1994]

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Where or When3:25

The War [MCA] [1994]

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How Long Blues2:58

Corner Pocket [1992]

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Spring Is Here3:35

Kansas City [1991]

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St Louis Blues 

Legendary Performer [1991]

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Star Dust 

The Roulette Years [1991]

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Mean to Me2:52

Autumn in Paris [1988]

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Blee Blop Blues2:31

Moments Jazz [1988]

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April in Paris3:50

Torch Song Trilogy [1988]

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'S Wonderful2:36

Compact Jazz Sampler [1987]

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April in Paris3:48

The Unforgettable [1985]

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Stardust3:25

Kansas City 6 [1981]

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St. Louis Blues4:52

Warm Breeze [1981]

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Satin Doll5:56

Kansas City 7 [1980]

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Exactly Like You8:01

Live in Japan '78 [1978]

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Ja-Da5:28
All of Me [Live]3:06

In Europe [1977]

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The More I See You3:24

The Gifted Ones [1977]

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St. James Infirmary6:54

Loose Walk [1972]

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If I Had You3:08
I Surrender, Dear3:12

Afrique [1971]

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Japan5:06

A Memorial [1969]

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Little Brown Jug 

Basic Basie [1969]

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Ain't Misbehavin'2:33

Standing Ovation [1969]

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Shiny Stockings