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bnixjr23 William "Count" Basie is considered one of the greatest bandleaders of all times. During the 1940s and '50s, Basie and his orchestra were one of the most popular big bands in the U.S. Basie made history in 1958 by becoming the first African-American male to receive a Grammy award, winning for Best Jazz Performance by a Group and Best Performance by a Dance Band. He won many other Grammys throughout his career and worked with a number of artists, including Joe Williams and Ella Fitzgerald.  #blackhistory #blackhistory365 #blackhistorymonth2020 #historymakers #history #trailblazer #thefirstafricanamerican #countbasie #jazz #music #jazzmusic #grammys #bigbands #grammywinner
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