Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Basie, Count

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Music

10" 78-rpm recording of "Moten’s Swing", a fox trot by Buster Moten and Bennie Moten, performed by Bennie Moten and his Orchestra. Members include Count Basie, piano; Oran "Hot Lips” Page, trumpet; Walter Page, bass; Eddie Durham, guitar. Matrix and catalog number: B-10259-A.

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Music

10" 78-rpm recording of "Toby", a fox trot by Buster Moten and Eddie Barefield, performed by Bennie Moten and his Orchestra. Members include Count Basie, piano; Oran "Hot Lips” Page, trumpet; Walter Page, bass; Eddie Durham, guitar. Matrix and catalog number: B-10259-B.

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Music

10" 78-rpm recording of "Swinging the Blues", a fox trot by Count Basie, performed by Count Basie And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 63289A; Catalog number: 1880 B.

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Music

10" 78-rpm recording of "Boogie Woogie", a fox trot by Pinetop Smith with vocal chorus by James Rushing and performed by Count Basie's Blue Five. Matrix number: C 1659; Catalog number: 35959.

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Music

10" 78-rpm recording of "John's Idea", a fox trot by Count Basie, performed by Count Basie And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 1363 B; Catalog number: 62334A.

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Music

10" 78-rpm recording of "One O'Clock Jump", a fox trot by Count Basie, performed by Count Basie And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 1363 A; Catalog number: 62332A.

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Music

10" 78-rpm recording of "Lafayette", an instrumental fox trot by Count Basie and Eddie Durham, performed by Oran "Hot Lips" Page And His Band. Members include Don Stovall, Don Byas, Eddie Barefield, saxophones and clarinet; Oran "Hot Lips" Page, trumpet; Pete Johnson, piano; John Collins, guitar; Abe Bolar, bass; A. G. Godley, drums. Matrix number: 68334A; Catalog number: 18124 B.

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Photographs

Photograph of Bennie Moten’s Orchestra at Pearl Theatre in Philadelphia, PA, 1931. Pictured from left: Jimmy Rushing, vocals; Hot Lips Page, trumpet; Willie McWashington, drums; Booker Washington, trumpet; Ed Lewis, trumpet; Count Basie, piano; Buster Moten, accordian; Leroy "Buster" Berry, banjo; Thamon Hayes, trombone; Bennie Moten, piano; Harland Leonard, reeds; Eddie Durham, trombone; Jack Washington, reeds; Vernon Page, tuba; Woodie Walder, reeds.

Object Type: 
Ephemera

Musicians' Protective Union membership card for William "Count" Basie for the year 1933. E. M. Jefferson is listed as the union secretary.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Jackson County Court documents regarding the Decree of Incorporation of the Negro Musicians Association. Documents include the statement that the purpose is to "unite ... the musical profession for the better protection of its members," "to serve the public in furnishing music on all occasionans where it may be required," as well as listing members including Count Basie, Bennie Moten, and Leroy Berry.

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Photographs

Photograph of Count Basie, piano, performing with Samuel "Baby" Lovett, drums; Clairborne "Frog" Graves, saxophone; and Jimmy Hill, guitar. A tipping 'kitty' is shown left scenter.

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Photographs

Count Basie at piano at Municipal Auditorium, showing audience in background, including Jay McShann, no date. Municipal Auditorium is located on 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Source: John Randazzo.

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