BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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William James "Count" Basie  (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)

Count Basie was a swing-era bandleader noted for his theme songs One
O’Clock Jump
from 1937 and April in Paris in 1932. He introduced several
generations of listeners to the Big Band sound and left an influential catalog.

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