Masters of American Music: Count Basie - Swingin' the Blues

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Overview

One of the undisputed masters of Kansas City jazz, William "Count" Basie was among the greatest bandleaders of the swing years, whose group featured such greats as Illinois Jacquet, Quincy Jones, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing, Buddy Tate, and many more during Basie's nearly fifty years as a star. Masters of American Music: Count Basie -- Swingin' the Blues is a documentary which looks at Basie's long and fruitful career, featuring rare performance footage and interviews with a number of ...
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Overview

One of the undisputed masters of Kansas City jazz, William "Count" Basie was among the greatest bandleaders of the swing years, whose group featured such greats as Illinois Jacquet, Quincy Jones, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing, Buddy Tate, and many more during Basie's nearly fifty years as a star. Masters of American Music: Count Basie -- Swingin' the Blues is a documentary which looks at Basie's long and fruitful career, featuring rare performance footage and interviews with a number of musicians who'd worked with the Count; selections include "One O'Clock Jump," "Air Mail Special," "Every Day I Have The Blues," "Jumpin' At The Woodside," and many more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2010
  • UPC: 880242571489
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Source: Euroarts
  • Region Code: 0
  • Language: English
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,439

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Count Basie
Roscoe Lee Browne
Judy Garland
Technical Credits
Matthew Seig Director
Toby Byron Producer
Albert Murray Screenwriter
Richard Saylor Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Masters of American Music: Count Basie - Swingin' the Blues
1. Opening [1:35]
2. The World's Greatest Swing Band [4:23]
3. The King of Swing [8:12]
4. I Could Never Get Tired of Playing The Blues [12:00]
5. Basie Was Just One of the Guys [8:55]
6. Basie's New Six-Piece Group [6:39]
7. Basie Gets His Sound [5:54]
8. From New York to the Bahamas [7:25]
9. Credits [1:40]
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Disc #1 -- Masters of American Music: Count Basie - Swingin' the Blues
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   Chapters
   Trailers
      The World According to John Coltrane
      Sarah Vaughan the Divine One
      Ray Charles the Genius of Soul
      Bluesland: A Portrait In American Music
   Languages
      English
      Deutsch
      Français
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