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

Format Video (DVD)
EditionLimited ed., newly digitally remastered.
Publication Info[Leipzig, Germany] : Distributed by EuroArts Music International, [2010]
Description1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorByron, Toby, producer.
Other author/creatorSeig, Matthew, director.
Other author/creatorMurray, Albert, conceptor.
Other author/creatorSaylor, Richard, producer.
Other author/creatorBasie, Count, 1904-1984 performer.
Other author/creatorWilliams, Joe, 1918-1999 performer.
Other author/creatorRushing, Jimmy performer.
Other author/creatorGarland, Judy performer.
Other author/creatorYoung, Lester, 1909-1959 performer.
Other author/creatorDavis, Eddie, 1922-1986 performer.
Other author/creatorGrey, Al, performer.
Other author/creatorEuroArts Music International GmbH.
Other author/creatorToby Byron/Multiprises.
Other author/creatorTaurus Film GmbH.
Other author/creatorVideo Arts, Japan.
Portion of title Swingin' the blues
Abstract "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.
General noteTitle from container.
General noteOriginally broadcast as a segment of the television program, Masters of American music.
Performer Performances by Count Basie, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing, Judy Garland, Lester Young ("Prez"), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Al Grey.
Technical detailsDVD; NTSC; region 0; aspect ratio 4:3; PCM mono. 2.0.
LanguageEnglish, French or German dialogue.
Genre/formNonfiction films.
Genre/formDocumentary films.
Genre/formBiographical films.
Other title Masters of American music (Television program)
UPC 880242571489
Publisher number2057148 EuroArts
Stock numberMidwest Tape

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