Good morning blues : the autobiography of Count Basie

by Basie, Count, 1904-1984.

Format: Print Book 1985
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML422.B25 A3 1985
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML422.B25 A3 1985
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Long before he thought about becoming a musician, William Basie, son of a Red Bank, N.J., coachman and caretaker, longed to ``go on the road touring everywhere in the world of show business with a troupe.'' In these long, rambling memoirs, skillfully put together from tape recordings, the Count recollects his experiences as a traveling pianist in Missouri and Oklahoma, as a member (with Hot Lips Page and Jimmie Rushing) of the Blue Devils, as organist in a silent-movie house, with Bennie Moten's orchestra in Kansas City, and as leader of one of the greatest jazz bands of all time. Basie pays tribute to his colleagues and managers (and to John Hammond for ``discovering'' him), but does not hesitate to discuss their weaknesses and shortcomings; his language is direct and earthy. Although some of the book reads more like a catalogue or itinerary than an autobiography, it will have strong appeal for jazz buffs and fans of the late bandleader. Photos not seen by PW. January 1 (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Basie, Count, -- 1904-1984.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Random House,1985
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Murray, Albert.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xiv, 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
ISBN 0394548647
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