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Title Count Basie [videorecording] : swingin' the blues / a co-production of Toby Byron, Multiprises, in association with Taurus Film, Munich, BMG Video and VideoArts, Japan ; written by Albert Murray ; produced by Toby Byron, Richard Saylor ; directed by Matthew Seig.

Imprint [Leipzig, Germany] : Distributed by EuroArts Music International, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    MJ BASI CB B48DVD    Available
Edition Limited ed.
Description 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Masters of American music
Masters of American music series.
Note Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program, Masters of American music.
"Newly digitally remastered"--Container.
Credits Edited by Adam Zucker ; director of photography, Herbert Forsberg
Performer Narrated by Roscoe Lee Browne. Interviews with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Heywood Henry, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Lewis, Jay McShann, Grover Mitchell, Albert Murray, Buddy Tate, Earle Warren, Claude Williams, Joe Williams. Performances by Count Basie, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing, Judy Garland, Lester Young ("Prez"), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Al Grey.
Summary "A leading musician of the swing era and an outstanding representative of the big band style, Count Basie was an eminent bandleader and jazz pianist. He led one of the most enduring swing bands of all time; no other musician was ever more committed to stomping, shouting, swinging, jumping and dragging away the blues than Count Basie. In Swingin' the blues, a distinguished group of Basie alumni, including early band stars Harry "Sweets" Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams, and later stars like Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate and Joe Williams lend their insights. The film is generously supported by vintage performance footage beginning in the 1930's and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions"--Container.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation ; PCM mono. 2.0.
Language English, French or German dialogue.
Subject Basie, Count, 1904-1984.
African American jazz musicians -- Biography.
Piano music (Jazz)
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Added Author Byron, Toby.
Seig, Matthew.
Murray, Albert.
Saylor, Richard.
Basie, Count, 1904-1984.
Williams, Joe, 1918-1999.
Rushing, Jimmy.
Garland, Judy.
Young, Lester, 1909-1959.
Davis, Eddie, 1922-1986.
Grey, Al.
EuroArts Music International GmbH.
Toby Byron/Multiprises.
Taurus Film GmbH.
Video Arts, Japan.
Added Title Swingin' the blues
Standard No. 880242571489
Music No. 2057148 EuroArts

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