Swing Era: Count Basie

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Swing Era: Count Basie is a compilation performance film featuring Count Basie. It also features him performing with Fats Waller, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Louis Armstrong, Joe Turner, Henry Red Allen, Lucky Millinder, and Gene Krupa. Count Basie is one of the greatest big band leaders of all time and was a pioneer of the 1930s music sound and swing era atmosphere. Count Basie learned how to play the piano from Fats Waller in Harlem during the 1920s. Count Basie went on to form the Count Basie Band which launched the careers of Jo Jones, Lester Young, and more. They had hits such as The One O'Clock Hop. Basie's style was precise, spirited and relaxed which endeared him to audiences powerfully then. This compilation contains the following songs: If I could be with You, Basie's Conversation, I Cried for You, One O'Clock Jump, Take me back, Baby, Air Mail Special, Honeysuckle Rose, Your Feet's too Big, Aint' Misbehavin,' The Joint is Jumpin,' When it's Sleepy Time Down South, Shine, You Rascal You, Singin' on Nothing, Oke She Moke She Pop, Shake, Rattle, Roll, Drink Hearty, House on 52nd Street, Count Me Out, Let me off Uptown, Thanks for the Boogie Ride, Hello Bill, I want a big fat Mama, Four or Five Times, Shout Sister Shout, Sweet Slumber, Let it Roll, I love you, yes I do, Do the Hucklebuck and Let's Scuffle.moreless
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