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.
|1||Play on youtube||One O'Clock Jump||82,341 listeners|
|2||Play on youtube||April In Paris||64,781 listeners|
|3||Play on youtube||Jumpin' At the Woodside||62,292 listeners|
|4||The Kid from Red Bank||43,601 listeners|
|5||Play on youtube||Lester Leaps in||42,062 listeners|
|6||Play on youtube||Splanky||36,857 listeners|
|7||Play on youtube||Jive At Five||30,994 listeners|
|8||Play on youtube||Corner Pocket||28,176 listeners|
|9||Play on youtube||Blue and Sentimental||28,156 listeners|
|10||Play on youtube||Shiny Stockings||26,758 listeners|