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On Camera - Count Basie

Television (Full Length) – 1971

I think we’re still swinging. So it's swing.
– Count Basie, on what he’d call his style now, decades after starting off
I’d rather you point out like some of the personalities you would like me to tell you something about, such as … you have it there [smiling and gesturing at the interviewer’s question sheet].
– Count Basie side-steps the interviewer’s prompt for him to do some name-dropping
I still occasionally make a little wager. I haven’t had a chance to make any over here. It’s been raining … who ever heard tell of rain stopping a race horse? … but they do here!
– Count Basie on his gambling habit