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The world of Count Basie

Author: Stanley Dance
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Count Basie; Jimmy Rushing; Lester Young; Buck Clayton; Jo Jones; Eddie Durham; Earle Warren; Dicky Wells; Harry Edison; Buddy Tate; Helen Humes; Snooky Young; Joe Newman; Preston Love; Marshal Royal; Eddie Davis; Frank Wess; Frank Foster; Joe Williams; Al Grey; Sonny Cohn; Eric Dixon; Bobby Plater; Richard Boone; Nat Pierce; Jay McShann; Gene Ramey; Gus Johnson; Paul Quinichette; Jimmy Witherspoon; Eddie Barefield; Snub Mosley; Sir Charles Thompson; Mel Moore
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Dance
ISBN: 0684166046 : 9780684166049 0684172895 9780684172897
OCLC Number: 6331123
Notes: "Past and present members of Basie's band, and members of Jay McShann's group ... tell of their musical beginnings, their careers, the social and economic conditions under which they played, and their feelings about Basie and each other."--Jacket.
Description: xxi, 399 pages, [12] leaves of plates : illustrations portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Count Basie (bandleader and piano) --
Jimmy Rushing (vocalist) --
Lester "Prez" Young (tenor saxophone and clarinet) --
Buck Clayton (trumpet and arranger) --
Jo Jones (drums) --
Eddie Durham (trombone, guitar, and arranger) --
Earle Warren (alto saxophone) --
Dicky Wells (trombone and arranger) --
Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet) --
Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone and clarinet) --
Helen Humes (vocalist) --
Snooky Young (trumpet) --
Joe Newman (trumpet) --
Preston Love (alto saxophone) --
Marshall Royal (alto saxophone and clarinet) --
Lockjaw Davis (tenor saxophone) --
Frank Wess (flute, saxophones, and arranger) --
Frank Foster (tenor saxophone and arranger) --
Joe Williams (vocalist) --
Al Grey (trombone) --
Sonny Cohn (trumpet) --
Eric Dixon (tenor saxophone, flute, and arranger) --
Bobby Plater (alto saxophone and arranger) --
Richard Boone (trombone and vocal) --
Nat Pierce (bandleader, piano, and arranger) --
Jay McShann (bandleader, piano, and vocal) --
Gene Ramey (bass) --
Gus Johnson, Jr. (drums) --
Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone) --
Jimmy Witherspoon (vocalist) --
Eddie Barefield (alto and tenor saxophones and clarinet) --
Leo "Snub" Mosley (trombone and slide saxophone) --
Sir Charles Thompson (piano) --
Melvin Moore (vocalist).
Responsibility: Stanley Dance.

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