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William “Count” Basie (see Count Basie) (1904 - 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, composer, and bandleader. He created a swing band in the early 1930s that was a favorite of many dancers and of vocalists including Billie Holiday.

The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era. The band survived the late-forties decline in big band popularity and went on to produce notable collaborations with… read more

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  • Avatar for MikeManger
    Count Basie Orchestra would be just as accurate.
  • Avatar for HEHY
    "Count Basie and His Orchestra" - right name of the artist, check your tag, check front cover cd too.
  • Avatar for simillarian
    No shouts because most CD's were released as only Count Basie. Rather than this more correct name (for most of his work). So, when ripped, he was incorrectly tagged by people who did not know any better.
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  • Avatar for barryvs
    No shouts up until now?

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