Good morning blues : the autobiography of Count Basie

by Basie, Count, 1904-1984,

Format: Print Book 2016
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CLP - Hill District Non-Fiction Collection ML422.B25 A3 2016
Location  CLP - Hill District
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  ML422.B25 A3 2016

Count Basie was one of America's pre-eminent and influential jazz pianists, bandleaders, and composers, known for such classics as "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Goin' to Chicago Blues," "Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today," and "One O'Clock Jump." In Good Morning Blues, Basie recounts his life story to Albert Murray, from his childhood years playing ragtime with his own pickup band at dances and pig roasts, to his years in New York City in search of opportunity, to rollicking anecdotes of Basie's encounters with Fats Waller, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Sammy Davis Jr., Quincy Jones, Billie Holliday, and Tony Bennett. In this classic of jazz autobiography that was ten years in the making, Albert Murray brings the voice of Count Basie to the printed page in what is both testimony and tribute to an incredibly rich life.

Additional Information
Subjects Basie, Count, -- 1904-1984.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Minneapolis :2016
Edition First University of Minnesota Press edition.
Contributors Murray, Albert, author.
Morgenstern, Dan, writer of introduction.
Language English
Description xvi, 399 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781517901431
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