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Count Basie : swingin' the blues

Author: Count BasieHarry EdisonAl GreyHaywood HenryIllinois JacquetAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Distributed by BMG Video, [1993]
Series: Masters of American music series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
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A distinguished group of Basie alumni, including early band members Sweets Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams and later stars like Buddy Tate, Illinois Jacquet and Joe Williams come together to lend their insight to this film through on-camera interviews and round-table reminiscences. Basie himself appears in revealing interview clips from various stages of his life. Also includes vintage performance footage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Count Basie; Count Basie
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Count Basie; Harry Edison; Al Grey; Haywood Henry; Illinois Jacquet; Jimmy Lewis; Jay McShann; Grover Mitchell; Albert Murray; Buddy Tate; Earle Warren; Claude Williams; Joe Williams; Toby Bryon; Richard Saylor; Matthew Seig; Roscoe Lee Browne; Toby Byron/Multiprises.; Taurus Film GmbH.; Video Arts, Japan.; BMG Video.
OCLC Number: 42265492
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1992 documentary film.
Credits: Director of photography, Herbert Forsberg ; editor, Adam Zucker ; narrator, Roscoe Lee Browne.
Performer(s): Count Basie with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Grey, Haywood Henry, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Lewis, Jay McShann, Grover Mitchell, Albert Murray, Buddy Tate, Earle Warren, Claude Williams, Joe Williams.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS ; stereo, digitally mastered.
Contents: Air mail special --
Dickie's dream --
One o'clock jump --
Shorty George --
Texas shuffle --
Topsy --
Swingin' at the Daisy Chain --
Blue and sentimental --
Every tub --
Lester's blues --
Basie jam --
Boogie woogie --
Take me back baby --
Climbin' and screamin' --
Moten swing --
Doggin' around --
Jumpin' at the Woodside --
Swingin' the blues --
Pocket full of keys --
Basie's conversation --
Five o'clock in the morning --
Every day I have the blues --
Strike up the band --
Blues in Hoss Flat --
Corner pocket --
I left my baby.
Series Title: Masters of American music series.
Other Titles: Celebration of Basie's legacy
Swingin' the blues
Swinging the blues
Responsibility: a co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich and VideoArts, Japan ; produced by Toby Byron, Richard Saylor ; written by Albert Murray ; directed by Matthew Seig.

Abstract:

A distinguished group of Basie alumni, including early band members Sweets Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams and later stars like Buddy Tate, Illinois Jacquet and Joe Williams come together to lend their insight to this film through on-camera interviews and round-table reminiscences. Basie himself appears in revealing interview clips from various stages of his life. Also includes vintage performance footage beginning in the late 1930s, and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions.

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