Count Basie

    August 21, 1904 April 26, 1984 • 79 y.o. (119)

    Full Name William Allen Basie
    Place of Birth Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
    Place of Death Hollywood, FL, USA
    Citizenship United States
    Career 1938 — 1984
    Genres Comedy, Music, Musical
    Height 1.75 m 5′ 9″
    Zodiac sign leo
    Nickname The Count, The Kid from Red Bank

    Facts

    Count Basie made most of his albums with his big band. See the Count Basie Orchestra Discography.

    From 1929 to 1932, Basie was part of Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra:

    • Count Basie in Kansas City: Bennie Moten's Great Band of 1930-1932 (RCA Victor, 1965)
    • Basie Beginnings: Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra (1929–1932) (Bluebird/RCA, 1989)
    • The Swinging Count!, (Clef, 1952)
    • Count Basie Presents Eddie Davis Trio + Joe Newman (Roulette, 1958)
    • The Atomic Mr. Basie (Roulette, 1958)
    • Memories Ad-Lib with Joe Williams (Roulette, 1958)
    • Basie/Eckstine Incorporated with Billy Eckstine ( Roulette 1959)
    • String Along with Basie (Roulette, 1960)
    • Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 (Impulse!, 1962)
    • Basie Swingin' Voices Singin' with the Alan Copeland Singers (ABC-Paramount, 1966)
    • Basie Meets Bond (United Artists, 1966)
    • Basie's Beatle Bag (Verve, 1966)
    • Basie on the Beatles (Happy Tiger, 1970)
    • Loose Walk with Roy Eldridge (Pablo, 1972)
    • Basie Jam (Pablo, 1973)
    • The Bosses with Big Joe Turner (1973)
    • For the First Time (Pablo, 1974)
    • Satch and Josh with Oscar Peterson (Pablo, 1974)
    • Basie & Zoot with Zoot Sims (Pablo, 1975)
    • Count Basie Jam Session at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 (Pablo, 1975)
    • For the Second Time (Pablo, 1975)
    • Basie Jam 2 (Pablo, 1976)
    • Basie Jam 3 (Pablo, 1976)
    • Kansas City 5 (Pablo, 1977)
    • The Gifted Ones with Dizzy Gillespie (Pablo, 1977)
    • Montreux '77 (Pablo, 1977)
    • Basie Jam: Montreux '77 (Pablo, 1977)
    • Satch and Josh...Again with Oscar Peterson (Pablo, 1977)
    • Night Rider with Oscar Peterson (Pablo, 1978)
    • Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson – The Timekeepers (Pablo, 1978)
    • Yessir, That's My Baby with Oscar Peterson (Pablo, 1978)
    • Kansas City 8: Get Together (Pablo, 1979)
    • Kansas City 7 (Pablo, 1980)
    • On the Road (Pablo, 1980)
    • Kansas City 6 (Pablo, 1981)
    • Mostly Blues...and Some Others (Pablo, 1983)
    • 88 Basie Street (Pablo, 1983)

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                                Actor — 20

                                1974
                                1
                                1974 — Count Basie

                                Comedy, Western, 1 hr 33 min
                                United States • Mel Brooks

                                  1969
                                  2
                                  1969

                                  1 hr 2 min
                                  United States • Walter C. Miller

                                    1966
                                    3
                                    1966 — Count Basie, uncredited

                                    Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 43 min
                                    United States • Boris Sagal

                                      1963
                                      4
                                      1963 — Bandleader, himself

                                      Comedy, 15 hr 20 min
                                      United States • John Dorsey...

                                        5
                                        1963

                                        Music, Comedy, 25 min
                                        United States • Barry Shear...

                                          1960
                                          6
                                          1960 — Count Basie

                                          Musical, Comedy, Family, 1 hr 31 min
                                          United States • Frank Tashlin

                                            1956
                                            7
                                            1956 — 1960 — Bandleader, himself

                                            Comedy, 1 hour
                                            United States • Dwight Hemion...

                                              1955
                                              8
                                              1955 — Orchestra Leader

                                              Comedy, Music, 30 min
                                              United States • Joseph Kohn

                                                1952
                                                9
                                                1952 — 1973 — Guest Jazz Pianist, himself

                                                Comedy, 1 hour
                                                United States • Frank Satenstein...

                                                  1951
                                                  10
                                                  1951 — orchestrator, himself

                                                  Musical, 30 min
                                                  United States

                                                    1950
                                                    11
                                                    1950 — Conductor

                                                    Music
                                                    United States • Duke Goldstone

                                                      1945
                                                      12
                                                      1945

                                                      Short, Musical, 3 min (in credits: Count Basie and His Orchestra)
                                                      United States

                                                        1943
                                                        13
                                                        1943 — Count Basie

                                                        Comedy, 1 hr 20 min (in credits: Count Basie and His Orchestra)
                                                        United States • Edward F. Cline

                                                          14
                                                          1943 — Orchestra Leader

                                                          Comedy, Music, Romance, 1 hr 14 min
                                                          United States • Charles Lamont

                                                            15
                                                            1943 — Conductor of the Count Basie Orchestra

                                                            Comedy, Romance, War, 2 hr 12 min
                                                            United States • Frank Borzage

                                                              16
                                                              1943 — Conductor of the Count Basie Orchestra

                                                              Music, Romance, 1 hr 22 min
                                                              United States • Albert S. Rogell

                                                                17
                                                                1943 — Count Basie - Count Basie and His Orchestra, uncredited

                                                                Musical, Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 18 min
                                                                United States • Charles Barton

                                                                  1942
                                                                  18
                                                                  1942

                                                                  Short, Music, 16 min
                                                                  United States • Josef Berne

                                                                    1941
                                                                    19
                                                                    1941

                                                                    Short, Musical, 3 min
                                                                    United States

                                                                      1938
                                                                      20
                                                                      1938

                                                                      Action, Crime, 1 hr 1 min
                                                                      United States

                                                                        Director — 1

                                                                        1982
                                                                        1
                                                                        1982

                                                                        Comedy
                                                                        United States • Count Basie

                                                                          Composer — 2

                                                                          1962
                                                                          1
                                                                          1962

                                                                          Short, Drama, 11 min
                                                                          Sweden • Bengt Nordsjö

                                                                            1948
                                                                            2
                                                                            1948

                                                                            Musical, Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 13 min
                                                                            United States • Josh Binney

                                                                              Other — 109

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