Jazz Pianist

Count Basie

  • Aug 21, 1904 - Apr 26, 1984 (age 79)
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2015
SongApr 13, 2015

Taxi War Dance [Alt. Take]
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2012
America's Book of Secrets
TV ShowJan 21, 2012

America's Book of Secrets

From the facts behind the …
From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers.
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2010
Hall of Fame
AlbumApr 6, 2010

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame is an album by pianist/bandleader Count …
Hall of Fame is an album by pianist/bandleader Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded in 1956 and first released on the Verve label in 1959.
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2009
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award2009

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Ella and Basie!".
2008
SongApr 8, 2008

Jumpin'at the Woodside (Live at the Olympia Hall, May 5th, 1962)
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2001
Award2001

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nomination2001

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
2000
The Count!
AlbumSep 19, 2000

The Count!

The Count! is an album by pianist/bandleader Count …
The Count! is an album by pianist/bandleader Count Basie recorded in 1952 and released on the Clef label in 1955.
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SongFeb 25, 2000

Falling In Love Again
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1999
SongOct 12, 1999

Lester Leaps In
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1998
Satch & Josh... Again
AlbumFeb 5, 1998

Satch & Josh... Again

Satch and Josh...Again is a …
Satch and Josh...Again is a 1977 album by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie.
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Satch and Josh
AlbumFeb 5, 1998

Satch and Josh

Satch and Josh is a 1974 album by Oscar Peterson and Count …
Satch and Josh is a 1974 album by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie.
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Award1998

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Won award for "Count Plays Duke".
Grammy Award
Nomination1998

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Nominated for "Count Plays Duke".
Grammy Award
1994
SongApr 2, 1994

One O'clock Jump
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1993
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
AlbumOct 19, 1993

Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings

Count Basie Swings, Joe …
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings is an album by pianist/bandleader Count Basie and vocalist Joe Williams recorded in 1955 and originally released on the Clef label.
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1992
SongMar 17, 1992

Blues in the Dark
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Night Rider
AlbumFeb 21, 1992

Night Rider

Night Rider is a 1978 album by Oscar Peterson and Count …
Night Rider is a 1978 album by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie.
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1991
Our Shining Hour
AlbumFeb 18, 1991

Our Shining Hour

Our Shining Hour is a 1965 studio album by Sammy Davis Jr., …
Our Shining Hour is a 1965 studio album by Sammy Davis Jr., accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, arranged by Quincy Jones. In 1973, MGM Records released Sammy Davis Jr. and Count Basie with an identical track listing created using alternate takes from the Our Shining Hour recording sessions in 1964 with newly recorded vocals.
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Basie One More Time
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AlbumJan 1, 1991

Basie One More Time

Basie One More Time (subtitled Music from the Pen of …
Basie One More Time (subtitled Music from the Pen of Quincy Jones) is an album by pianist and bandleader Count Basie performing the compositions and arrangements of Quincy Jones recorded in late 1958 and early 1959 and originally released on the Roulette label.
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1984
Count Basie
PersonalApril 1984

Count Basie

Count Basie passed away.
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Nomination1984

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Nominated for "88 Basie Street".
Grammy Award
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Award1984

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Won award for "88 Basie Street".
Grammy Award
1982
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Award1982

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Won award for "Warm Breeze".
Grammy Award
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Nomination1982

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Nominated for "Warm Breeze".
Grammy Award
1981
Award1981

Kennedy Center Honors

Won Kennedy Center Honors.
1980
Nomination1980

Grammy Trustees Award

Nominated for Grammy Trustees Award.
Award1980

Grammy Trustees Award

Won Grammy Trustees Award.
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Award1980

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Won award for "On the Road".
Grammy Award
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Nomination1980

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Nominated for "On the Road".
Grammy Award
1979
The Last of the Blue Devils
MovieOct 1, 1979

The Last of the Blue Devils

During Prohibition, Kansas …
During Prohibition, Kansas City was wide open, and jazz was its music. Late in the 1970s, musicians of the Pendergast era gather at the union hall to play, sing, and talk. Some were part of Walter Page's Blue Devils, joined Bennie Moten's band, and stayed with Count Basie's Orchestra. Basie is on hand, as are Big Joe Turner, Jay McShann, and some of his big band. Highlights include Turner's vocals, McShann's sly piano playing, a drum clinic from Jo Jones and Baby Lovett, Jimmy Forrest solos, and remembrances of Lester Young and of how Charlie Parker got his nickname. Throughout is the Kansas City sound: cool and relaxed, blues meeting swing, an afterbeat that calls for dancing.
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1977
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Nomination1977

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Nominated for "Prime Time".
Grammy Award
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Award1977

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Won award for "Prime Time".
Grammy Award
1976
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Nomination1976

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Nominated for "Basie & Zoot".
Grammy Award
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Award1976

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Won award for "Basie & Zoot".
Grammy Award
1975
Basie Jam
AlbumJan 1, 1975

Basie Jam

Basie Jam is a 1973 studio album by Count Basie. This was …
Basie Jam is a 1973 studio album by Count Basie. This was Basie's first album with Norman Granz' newly founded Pablo Records.
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1974
Blazing Saddles
MovieFeb 7, 1974

Blazing Saddles

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a …
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
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1972
The Timex All-Star Swing Festival
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MovieNov 28, 1972

The Timex All-Star Swing Festival

"The Timex All-star Swing …
"The Timex All-star Swing Festival" was a musical television special that featured such musical guests as Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.
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1967
The Joey Bishop Show
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TV ShowApr 17, 1967

The Joey Bishop Show

The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had …
The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had its first broadcast on ABC on April 17, 1967, hosted by Joey Bishop and featuring Regis Philbin in his first ongoing role with national television exposure, as Bishop's sidekick/announcer (similar to Ed McMahon's job with Johnny Carson). Created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the show lasted 33 months, with the last show airing on December 26, 1969.
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1966
Nomination1966

Best Performance by a Chorus

Nominated for "Basie Swingin' Voices Singin'".
Grammy Award
1964
The Hollywood Palace
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TV ShowJan 4, 1964

The Hollywood Palace

The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television …
The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television variety show that was broadcast weekly Saturday nights (except September 1967 to January 1968, when it was seen Monday nights) on ABC from January 4, 1964, to February 7, 1970. Titled The Saturday Night Hollywood Palace during its first few weeks, it began as a midseason replacement for The Jerry Lewis Show, another variety show, which had lasted only three months.
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1963
Award1963

Best Performance by an Orchestra – for …

Won award for "This Time By Basie: Hits Of The 50'S & 60'S".
Grammy Award
Nomination1963

Best Performance by an Orchestra – for …

Nominated for "This Time By Basie: Hits Of The 50'S & 60'S".
Grammy Award
1962
Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First
AlbumDec 10, 1962

Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First

Sinatra–Basie: An Historic …
Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First (a.k.a. Sinatra-Basie) is a 1962 studio album by Frank Sinatra, arranged by Neal Hefti. This was the first recording that Sinatra made with the Count Basie Orchestra. In 1964, Sinatra and Basie would make a final studio recording, It Might as Well Be Swing, orchestrated by Quincy Jones, and Sinatra's first live album, Sinatra at the Sands (1966) would feature the Basie band.
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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1961
The DuPont Show of the Week
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TV ShowSep 17, 1961

The DuPont Show of the Week

The DuPont Show of the …
The DuPont Show of the Week is an American television anthology drama series which aired for three seasons on NBC from September 17, 1961 to August 30, 1964. It was nominated one time for an Edgar Allan Poe Award and eight times for Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Basie at Birdland
AlbumJul 28, 1961

Basie at Birdland

Basie at Birdland is a 1961 live album by the Count Basie …
Basie at Birdland is a 1961 live album by the Count Basie Orchestra that was recorded at Birdland in New York City.
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1960
Cinderfella
MovieNov 22, 1960

Cinderfella

This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. …
This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Cinderfella (Jerry Lewis) Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother (Dame Judith Anderson) and her two no-good sons, Maximilian (Henry Silva) and Rupert (Robert Hutton). As he slaves away for his nasty stepfamily, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Cinderfella's father has supposedly hidden on the estate. Meanwhile, hoping to restore her dwindling fortunes, the stepmother plans a fancy ball in honor of the visiting Princess Charming (Anna Maria Alberghetti) who she hopes will marry Rupert. Eventually, Cinderfella's Fairy Godfather (Ed Wynn) shows up to convince him that he has a shot at winning the Princess.
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Nomination1960

Best Performance by an Orchestra – for …

Nominated for "Dance With Basie".
Grammy Award
Award1960

Best Performance by an Orchestra – for …

Won award for "Dance With Basie".
Grammy Award
1959
Startime
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TV ShowOct 6, 1959

Startime

Startime is an anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety, …
Startime is an anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety, and was one of the first American television shows broadcast in color. The program was aired Tuesday nights in the United States on the NBC Television network in the 1959–1960 television season.
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Chairman of the Board
AlbumApr 18, 1959

Chairman of the Board

The Chairman of the Board …
The Chairman of the Board is a 1959 studio album by Count Basie and his orchestra.
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The Bell Telephone Hour
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TV ShowJan 12, 1959

The Bell Telephone Hour

The Bell Telephone Hour …
The Bell Telephone Hour (also known as The Telephone Hour) is a concert series which began April 29, 1940, on NBC Radio and was heard on NBC until June 30, 1958. Sponsored by Bell Telephone as the name implies, it showcased the best in classical and Broadway music, reaching eight to nine million listeners each week. It continued on television from 1959 to 1968. Throughout the program's run on both radio and television, the studio orchestra on the program was conducted by Donald Voorhees.
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1958
The Garry Moore Show
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TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Garry Moore Show

The Garry Moore Show is the name for several separate …
The Garry Moore Show is the name for several separate American variety series on the CBS television network in the 1950s and 1960s. Hosted by experienced radio performer Garry Moore, the series helped launch the careers of many comedic talents, such as Dorothy Loudon, Don Adams, George Gobel, Carol Burnett, Don Knotts, Lee Goodman, James Kirkwood, Jr., and Jonathan Winters. The Garry Moore Show garnered a number of Emmy nominations and wins.
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Basie
AlbumJan 1, 1958

Basie

The Atomic Mr. Basie (originally called Basie, also known as …
The Atomic Mr. Basie (originally called Basie, also known as E=MC² and reissued in 1994 as The Complete Atomic Basie) is a 1958 album by Count Basie and his orchestra. The album is one of Basie's most famous and is critically acclaimed. Allmusic gave it 5 stars, reviewer Bruce Eder saying "it took Basie's core audience and a lot of other people by surprise, as a bold, forward-looking statement within the context of a big-band recording." It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, Will Fulford-Jones calling it "Basie's last great record." It was voted number 411 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). According to Acclaimed Music, it is the 6th most critically acclaimed album of 1958, the 25th most acclaimed of the 1950s, and the 837th most acclaimed of all time, based on an aggregation of hundreds of critics' lists from around the world.
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Best Performance by an Orchestra – for Dancing
Nomination1958

Best Performance by an Orchestra – for …

Nominated for "Basie".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Award1958

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Won award for "Basie".
Grammy Award
Best Performance by an Orchestra – for Dancing
Award1958

Best Performance by an Orchestra – for …

Won award for "Basie".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Nomination1958

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Nominated for "Basie".
Grammy Award
1957
The Sound of Jazz
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TV ShowDec 8, 1957

The Sound of Jazz

"The Sound of Jazz" is a 1957 edition of the CBS television …
"The Sound of Jazz" is a 1957 edition of the CBS television series The Seven Lively Arts and was one of the first major programs featuring jazz to air on American network television.
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Count Basie at Newport
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AlbumSep 7, 1957

Count Basie at Newport

Count Basie at Newport is a …
Count Basie at Newport is a live album by jazz musician Count Basie and his orchestra. It was originally issued as Verve MGV 8243 and included only the tracks 1-7 and 13. Tracks 9-12 originally included in Count Basie & Joe Williams/Dizzy Gillespie & Mary Lou Williams at Newport (Verve MGV 8244).
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1956
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
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TV ShowOct 5, 1956

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

The Dinah Shore Chevy …
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show is an American variety series hosted by Dinah Shore, and broadcast on NBC from October 1956 to May 1963. The series was sponsored by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors and its theme song, sung by Shore, was "See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet", which continued to be used in Chevrolet advertising for several more years after the cancellation of the show.
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The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1955
Music 55
TV ShowJul 12, 1955

Music 55

Music 55 released.
THE GREATEST!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards
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AlbumJan 1, 1955

THE GREATEST!! Count Basie Plays, J…

The Greatest!! Count Basie …
The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards is an album by vocalist Joe Williams and pianist/bandleader Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded in 1956 and released on the Verve label. It was Williams' second album with Basie following Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings.
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1952
The Jackie Gleason Show
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TV ShowSep 20, 1952

The Jackie Gleason Show

The Jackie Gleason Show is …
The Jackie Gleason Show is the name of a series of American network television shows that starred Jackie Gleason, which ran from 1952 to 1970, in various forms.
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1951
Sugar Chile Robinson, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and His Sextet
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MovieJan 3, 1951

Sugar Chile Robinson, Billie Holiday, Co…

"Sugar Chile" Robinson, …
"Sugar Chile" Robinson, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and His Sextet is a 1950 short film presenting five jazz numbers in a 15-minute running time. The film includes Billie Holiday performing "God Bless the Child" and "Now, Baby or Never", the Count Basie Sextet performing "One O'Clock Jump", and juvenile performer Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson performing "Numbers Boogie" and "After School Boogie". The film was directed by Will Cowan and produced and released by Universal-International Pictures.
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1948
The Perry Como Show
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TV ShowDec 24, 1948

The Perry Como Show

Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on …
Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ...
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The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1943
Top Man
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MovieSep 17, 1943

Top Man

Musical in which a family puts on a show to boost the morale of …
Musical in which a family puts on a show to boost the morale of the local factory workers.
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Stage Door Canteen
MovieJun 24, 1943

Stage Door Canteen

"Dakota" Smith (William Terry), a young soldier on a pass in …
"Dakota" Smith (William Terry), a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and movies appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. Dakota meets a pretty young hostess, Eileen Burke (Cheryl Walker), and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance.
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Hit Parade of 1943
MovieMar 26, 1943

Hit Parade of 1943

One of the many films made at Republic with a year …
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of the entries underwent a title change from "Hit Parade of 19??" to, usually, a title of a song contained in the film, as happened in the case of this film when it was reissued as "Change of Heart" in 1949, and not known under that title until 1949. Not reissuing the film under the original title of "Hit Parade of 1943" had a two-fold purpose; the audiences of that era were not much interested in seeing a film twice, and a changed title-even when the original title was clearly shown in (very) small print in the ads and on the posters---had a chance of being seen again by that segment of the ticket-buying public who didn't read the small print. The plot here is just a trifle---Susan Hayward ghost writes songs for composer John Carroll, whose charms evidently outweighed his song-writing ability---played in and around some great singing and dancing numbers by, for its time, a large number of black performers including Dorothy Dandridge, Count Basie, dancing by the great Jack Williams and the team of "Pops & Louie"(Albert Whitman and Louis Williams)and others, including Spanish dancer Chinita Marin, billed as Chinita. The song "Change of Heart", by Jule Styne and Harold Adamson, was Oscar-nominated, and also became the title of the film on 1949 reissue. Walter Scharf also was Oscar-nominated for Best Scoring of a Musical. Republic seldom got two nominations in any single year, much less two in the same film.
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Reveille with Beverly
MovieFeb 4, 1943

Reveille with Beverly

Beverly Ross moderates an …
Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is a wealthy sponser, the other used to be his chauffeur, but before she can decide, which of them she likes more, the soldiers have their marching orders and are away to their destination.
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1942
Catherine Morgan
MarriageAugust 1942

Catherine Morgan

Married Catherine Morgan.
1904
Count Basie
BirthAugust 1904

Count Basie

Count Basie was born.
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