Count Basie 2016
Tribute Collectables Pop Stars & Singers Count Basie 2016 Count Basie 2016 10 - These colourful pop-art style head and shoulder pictures are of the legendary American jazz pianist, band leader and composer Count Basie. Born in 1904 to a musical family William James Basie became a household name when his band were playing the Reno Club in Kansas City. The performance was broadcast on the radio and the announcer jokingly introduced him as Count Basie to reflect titles of other popular performers such as Duke Ellington. The name stuck and the band’s success was assured. He wrote many songs, recorded with music legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra and was the first African American to win a Grammy. The numbered backs tell his story. Size 68 x 36mm.
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Count Basie 2016

Issuer: Tribute Collectables Condition: Mint * These are original and NOT reprints Description: These colourful pop-art style head and shoulder pictures are of the legendary American jazz pianist, band leader and composer Count Basie. Born in 1904 to a musical family William James Basie became a household name when his band were playing the Reno Club in Kansas City. The performance was broadcast on the radio and the announcer jokingly introduced him as Count Basie to reflect titles of other popular performers such as Duke Ellington. The name stuck and the band’s success was assured. He wrote many songs, recorded with music legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra and was the first African American to win a Grammy. The numbered backs tell his story. Size 68 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 10

Price for complete set: Only £5.00

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