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Welcome to our knowledge of jazz classics from the private collection of money these old 78 rpm recordings are now collectors item. And here to comment on the music and some of the records for you is Lenny. Now what we'd like to do tonight on this program is to carry on with the last week's show Bill bases were count basi. And of course as I said before we're basing it mainly around his the feeling of his group in other words pointing out the fact that his instrumental ability is excellent but that his leadership is even greater. Put it that way and we're going to start out with a band record that he made in 1039 in which he had many of us just sidemen including the great Lester Young as we will find these eyes have tonight. And this is how we would jump.
It's amazing how contemporary and how fresh these records sound they and of course this next record which was made in 1940 the title of this next riff number is easy does it is equally as fine and I think one of the reasons that the band sounded as lifted as they did was because the Domina Joe Jones as you heard in that last record of course Joe Jones was very famous for his use of the high hat or the two symbols that come together on the left side of the drummer as he bases his drums unless he's right handed. Maybe he's got a different arrangement and the manner in which he handles those symbols symbols in the basi band is of course. Well that's jazz history. But we'll hear this next one and wear the same treatment in the desert.
Now we're going to hear a record next that the title of which would to any person owes a great deal about bases arched or would indicate that the the record that the band made in 1939 Lester leaps in. But in this case it's Lester leaps and by a group that was recorded in the late 40s and again it had Lester Lester Young on tenor along with Count Basie Clayton Joe Jones Dickie Welles Freddie Green and Roddy Richardson on bass replacing of course the very famous bass man Walter page who incidentally one time had the basi group before Bill Beatty took it over in the name Walter Page's Blue Devils. But in any case this next record is a date that was gotten together later than the original record of Lester leaps and what Again it has practically the same M.O. and it's a wonderful record. And we're here now.
Now we're going to hear a nother record from the same date. And of course this is again with the same group including the great Lester Young as you heard on that last record. And this is called Destination Casey.
Now I find trombone on that last record is a promise that was affiliated with a basic band for a number of years Dicky wells and this next one after the jump is an original of Dickie wells and well just like Buck Clayton the trumpet man on the side and of course Dickie Wells Joe Jones Freddie Green. These people have always been often on affiliated with Bill Beatty is in this session and it's beautiful. So we're going to play this next record after the interview. And.
Now we're going to go back again to a record that Bill basi made for the Columbia people. And of course this is a bit earlier than the as I said the sides were made in the late 40s and we're going to go back to this record. And it's a marvelous vocal on this by Helen Humes. And it's a great tune end on and certainly show off the base of Bannon's best Stretton close and it's the very famous standard someday sweetheart.
Now with that 939 record to build bases I think we will just have a county seat. I think we'll just close out and we'll have a lot of our thing and we'll think about it basically band of old and the new bass the band to come because it's your swinging man and I think it's a wonderful thing to feel that people that are as gifted as Count Basie are still involved in building great bands today. It's to just it's just too bad that they're not more of them. So for tonight would you say. I do. Next week at the same time money will again for Mike Vrabel recordings from his private collection of old 78 rpm Jav classic. He'll play them for you on jazz.
Jazz of the past
Count Basie, part II
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KUAC-TV (Television station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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For series info, see Item 3397. This prog.: Count Basie, part II: featuring Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Leo Jones, Dicky Wells, and Helen Humes: Hollywood Jump (1939), Easy Does It (1940), Lester Leaps In (late 1940s), Destination Kansas City (late 1940s)
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Producing Organization: KUAC-TV (Television station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
Producing Organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-21-13 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:28:57
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