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Count Basie

Pianist, Jazz Musician (21-Aug-1904 — 26-Apr-1984)


Count Basie; with Albert Murray. Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie. Random House. 1985. 385pp.

Stanley Dance. The World of Count Basie. Da Capo Press. 1985. 399pp.

Chris Sheridan. Count Basie: A Bio-Discography. Greenwood Press. 1986. 1388pp.

Ken Vail. Count Basie: Swingin' the Blues, 1936-1950. Rowman & Littlefield. 2003. 112pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.47)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.55)

  9. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.38)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.50)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.113)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.73)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.41)

  14. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.33)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.44)

  16. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.63)

  17. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.184-86)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.19)

  19. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.43)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.343)

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