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Remembering Count Basie

In New York in the mid-30s, the Basie Band's music had a tremendous impact on the reigning 'King of Swing,' Benny Goodman. Goodman covered many Basie Band tunes; in fact his first million-selling record was the famous Count Basie composition "One O' Clock Jump."

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A Night at Bricktop’s: Jazz in 1930s' Montmartre

Ada 'Bricktop' Smith played barkeep to the 'Lost Generation of international expats living in Paris in the 1930s. The red-haired, cigar-smoking American singer made the jump from Harlem to Montmartre—and her nightclubs became all the rage.

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