Today was Count Basie's Birthday

The late Count Basie was born today, Aug. 21st, 1904. Here a couple of quotes that I found both amusing and inspiring:
If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune.


I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.
The Count was one of the greatest ever!

He brought out more in Sinatra than any other.
If you can't fall asleep,don't count sheep,Count Basie!
joe zawinal had a nice blurb on his cd,my people!happy birthd the count
If you think Count Basie puts you to sleep try "88 Basie Street" I have read that the cd sounds great, and if it sounds close to the vinyl it must. An American icon, the Count surely knew the meaning of the word SWING!