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Count Basie
(1904-1984) born on
Aug 21
US jazz pianist, composer. He was one of the outstanding organizers of big bands in jazz history; hits include "One O'Clock Jump," 1941.
         
   
F
I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, "Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here."

R
It's the way you play that makes it . . . Play like you play. Play like you think, and then you got it, if you're going to get it. And whatever you get, that's you, so that's your story.
A
Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.
N
I was always willing to say, "Let's see what happens," when something came up that looked like it might help me get a little closer to where I wanted to be . . .
K
I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Good Morning Blues," 1985.
R: "Good Morning Blues," 1985.
A: "Good Morning Blues," 1985.
N: On the Days of Jim Crow, "Good Morning Blues," 1985.
K: On the Days of Jim Crow, "Good Morning Blues," 1985.
   


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