Facts about Count Basie

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Summary

Count Basie was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between August 21, 1904 and April 26, 1984. He/she became 79 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 7 quotes who is written / told by Count.

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Famous quotes by Count Basie (7)


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"Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!"
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"I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet"
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"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"
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"Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues"
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"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"
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"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.'"
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"If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune"


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