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Count Basie
Publicity photo of Count Basie facing forward, wearing tweed jacket, and raising his arms up., 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Printed in the United States of America - Copyright 1943, Universal Pictures, Co., Inc. - Permission granted for newspaper and magazine reproduction.
Count Basie and Art Tatum
Count Basie and Art Tatum sitting at a piano together in front of a stage curtain. Basie is holding a cigarette in one hand and looking down. Tatum is looking up and smiling., 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Count Basie and Carmen Miranda at Command Performance
Publicity photo of Count Basie at piano and Carmen Miranda holding percussive shaker at Command Performance. Basie is sitting at the piano wearing a white suit and looking forward. Miranda is standing behind the piano against a studio wall and wearing a suit jacket and floral head wrap., 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Exclusive Management: William Morris Agency, Inc.
Count Basie and Dave Dexter
Count Basie and Dave Dexter sitting on a table against a wall. Dexter is wearing a light colored suit and handing an envelope to Basie, who is wearing a pinstripe suit and holding a cigarette., 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Count Basie and Glenn Wallichs
Count Basie and Glenn Wallichs standing against a studio wall and smiling. Basie is wearing a light colored suit and looking to the side. Wallichs is wearing a dark colored suit and looking forward., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Negative included with print.
Count Basie and Joe Belford at Roseland Ballroom
Count Basie shaking hands with Joe Belford at the Roseland Ballroom. Basie is smiling and looking up. Belford is wearing a pinstripe suit and patterned tie., December 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Count Basie and Mickey Mouse
Count Basie smiling and shaking hands with Mickey Mouse. Both are facing forward and standing in front of a bandstand., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Performance info on back of print.
Count Basie and Mickey Mouse
Count Basie laughing and holding a cake with Mickey Mouse. Basie is facing forward with the cake facing outward. The cake has icing made to look like piano keys. Both are in front of a bandstand with musicians in the background., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Performance info on back of print.
Count Basie and his orchestra
Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie seated at white piano. Basie is placing his hands on the keys and looking up, turning away from the piano., 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Exclusive Management: William Morris Agency, Inc.
Count Basie and his orchestra
Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie seated at a white piano. Basie is placing his hands on the keys and turning his head forward., 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Negative included with print., Exclusive Management: William Morris Agency, Inc.
Count Basie and his orchestra
Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo., 1939, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Negative included with print., Exclusive Management: William Morris Agency, Inc.
Count Basie at piano
Publicity photo of Count Basie seated at the piano and turning toward the camera. Basie is wearing a tweed jacket., 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Printed in the United States of America - Copyright 1943, Universal Pictures, Co., Inc. - Permission granted for newspaper and magazine reproduction., Orange arrows and markings on photo for print transfer.
Count Basie in tuxedo
Count Basie against a wall facing forward, wearing a tuxedo and bowtie, and smiling., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Count Basie performing
Publicity photo of Count Basie smiling and playing piano on stage. Basie is looking up and to the side, wearing a light pinstripe suit. An unidentified bass player is in the background., Copyright 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of print; performance info on back of print.
Count Basie smiling at piano
Count Basie seated at the piano during a performance and smiling at the camera. An unidentified musician stands behind Basie., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Count Basie with microphone
Headshot of Count Basie facing forward, holding microphone, and smiling at camera. Basie is wearing a tweed jacket., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Performance info on back of print.
Count Basie, Jerry Wald, Billy Rogers, and Dave Dexter on "Can You Tie That"
Count Basie, Jerry Wald, Billie Rogers, and Dave Dexter looking forward and seated at a table with microphones, water pitchers, and paper, for a broadcast of "Can You Tie That" KLAC radio program hosted by Al Jarvis in Los Angeles, California., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Count Basie, Jimmy Cagney, Ginger Rogers, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and Don Wilson
Backstage at a broadcast to American soldiers over the Armed Forces Radio Service network in 1945 are Count Basie, Jimmy Cagney, Ginger Rogers, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and Don Wilson. Cagney and Miss Rogers were popular cinema stars of the 1940-50 period (from photo caption)., 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dave Dexter and Count Basie
Backstage in Hollywood in 1944, Count Basie approves an article written by Dave Dexter, Jr., who has carefully followed the Basie career from 1936 through 1968. Like the friendly, gracious Count, Dexter got his start in Kansas City (from photo caption)., 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Three copies of print.
Dave Dexter and Count Basie playing cards
Dave Dexter and Count Basie play cards with two unidentified musicians. Dexter is second from right, crouching on a box and looking to the side. Basie is on the right, wearing a pinstripe suit, looking down and smiling while putting a card down., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dave Dexter, Count Basie, and Glenn Wallichs
Dave Dexter, Count Basie, and Glenn Wallichs facing forward and posing shoulder to shoulder for a photo. Dexter is wearing a wool suit and tie, Basie is wearing a light suit and dark tie, and Wallichs is wearing a double breasted suit., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dave Dexter, Count Basie, and Glenn Wallichs
Dave Dexter, Count Basie, Glenn Wallichs, and unidentified man looking over documents. Dexter is looking forward with his hand on Basie's shoulder. Basie is looking to the side and smiling. Wallichs is standing behind Basie, looking forward, and smiling., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two negatives included with print.
Dave Dexter, John Hammond, Count Basie, and Sonny Burke
In Hollywood, in 1946, Count Basie smokes his pipe and enjoys the company of his supporters Dave Dexter, Jr., the writer and record producer; John Hammond, who discovered him in Kansas City; and Sonny Burke, the bandleader who later became Frank Sinatra's record producer and who died in 1980 (from photo caption)., 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of print; second copy 8.5 x 4.5; negative included with photo.
Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dave Dexter
Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dave Dexter standing around a radio (or possibly a phonograph) looking down at a record in Dexter's hand at Basie's birthday celebration., 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dave Dexter with unidentified group
Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dave Dexter with an unidentified group in a music hall. Hines is standing sixth from left, wearing a suit jacket and smiling. Basie is standing third from right, wearing a double breasted suit and smiling. Dexter is standing second from left, looking to the side., No date; likely between 1941 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Gene Norman, Dave Dexter, John Hammond, and Count Basie
Gene Norman, Dave Dexter, and John Hammond standing behind a piano and leaning forward. Count Basie is seated at the piano facing outward and smiling., 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Negative included with print.
Harry "Sweets" Edison, Count Basie (seated), Jimmy Powell, and "Lucky" Thompson
Harry "Sweets" Edison playing trumpet, Jimmy Powell playing clarinet, Count Basie (seated) playing piano, and Eli "Lucky" Thompson playing saxophone in a recording session for the Armed Forces Radio Service. Basie is wearing a pinstripe suit and turned toward the camera., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Harry Warren and Count Basie
Harry Warren leaning forward and looking up at Count Basie while holding a cigar. Basie is holding papers and hearing a pinstripe suit. Both are standing against a studio wall., 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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