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Born to swing : the movie about the alumni of the Count Basie Band of 1943

Title
Born to swing : the movie about the alumni of the Count Basie Band of 1943 / directed by John Jeremy.
Publication
New York, NY : Rhapsody Films, ©1992.

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Description
1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color; 1/2 in.
Alternative Title
  • Count Basie alumni.
  • Movie about the alumni of the Count Basie Band of 1943.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Documentary films.
  • Filmed performances.
  • Jazz.
Note
  • Photographs by Ernie Smith, Valerie Wilmer ; music recorded by Fred Miller ; film sound by Ron Yoshida ; re-recorded by Hugh Strain ; photographed by Peter Davis with Tohru Nakamura.
  • Previously released in 1973.
Credits (note)
  • Producer, John Jeremy ; editor, John Jeremy.
Performer (note)
  • Jo Jones, Buck Clayton, Buddy Tate, Earle Warren, Dicky Wells.
System Details (note)
  • VHS.
Call Number
Sc Visual VRA-405
OCLC
  • 80234391
  • 80234391
Title
Born to swing : the movie about the alumni of the Count Basie Band of 1943 / directed by John Jeremy.
Imprint
New York, NY : Rhapsody Films, ©1992.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videocassette
Summary
This video recaptures the richness of swing music in general and the delights of the Count Basie Band in particular. It celebrates the soloists--Dicky Wells, Buck Clayton, Buddy Tate, Earle Warren, Jo Jones. These fine jazzmen gave the Count Basie Band its unique sound, and in the film, they are joined for an impromptu session by fellow musicians Eddie Durham, Snub Mosley and others. Recollections by drummer Gene Krupa, veteran band leader Andy Kirk and producer John Hammond round out this portrait of the Basie Band.
Cast
Jo Jones, Buck Clayton, Buddy Tate, Earle Warren, Dicky Wells.
Performer
Narrator, Humphrey Lyttelton.
Credits
Producer, John Jeremy ; editor, John Jeremy.
System Details
VHS.
Added Author
Jeremy, John. Director
Lyttelton, Humphrey, 1921-2008, narrator.
Jones, Jo, 1911-1985, performer.
Clayton, Buck, 1911-1991, performer.
Tate, Buddy, 1915- performer.
Warren, Earle, performer.
Wells, Dicky, 1907-1985, performer.
Count Basie Big Band, performer.
Count Basie Orchestra, performer.
Rhapsody Films.
Added Title
Count Basie alumni.
Movie about the alumni of the Count Basie Band of 1943.
Publisher No.
8023 Rhapsody Films
Research Call Number
Sc Visual VRA-405
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