Count Basie was an American Jazz pianist, organist , bandleader, and composer. He was born in August 21 of 1904 and he died April 26 ,1984 in Red Bank, New Jersey.He's real name was William James ,but they call him Count Basie. His mom taught him how to play the piano when he was little. That's
He joined Bennie Moten’s band in Kansas city ,and played with them until Moten’s death in 1935. After this he formed his own Jazz orchestra. This orchestra had a lot of members and was really famous in the 1920s.
Jazz made Americans shared common culture experiences. America was listening to the same radios and shows. Everyone was listening to the same music. Jazz were made of African Americans ,so that is where they stared getting popular.
The way that music was recorded changed. Because the acoustical recording was replaced with the electrical process , the way that music was recorded made it sound much natural and better quality. The first radio was created by Guglielmo Marconi in 1894 ,and by the the 1910s public radios started broadcasting in the United States. http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/20smusic.html
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