Hey Kids, Meet Count Basie | Free Jazz Artist Biography (Digital Print)

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Hey Kids, Meet Count Basie | Jazz Artist Biography

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About Jazz Artist ‘Count Basie’

William James Basie was born on August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey to Harvey Lee Basie and Lillian Ann Childs. His father was a coachman and caretaker for a wealthy judge. When cars replaced horses his father worked for several families as a handyman and groundskeeper. His mother took in laundry and baked cakes to sell. Read more...

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