18 Remembering Count Basie and his orchestra!

  (Originally published October 16, 1985.) “I’ve always played happy music,” William James Basie once explained. “Music that people can tap their feet to, music that folks wanted to dance to, happy swinging music. That’s what I intend to keep on playing.” Count Basie, as he was known to millions around the world, died last... Continue Reading →

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