Count Basie - Quotes

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Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.

Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.

If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune. ---->>>

I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet. ---->>>

Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night! ---->>>

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.' ---->>>

I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch. ---->>>

All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel... and that's what I've been doing all my life.

All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel... and that's what I've been doing all my life.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-21, 1904
Birthplace:
Die: 04-26, 1984
Occupation: Musician
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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local movie theater in his home town of Red Bank, New Jersey (wikipedia)