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Count Basie: Quiz


Question 1:
On what date was Count Basie born?

Question 2: Other notable recordings were with Sammy Davis, Jr., ________, and Sarah Vaughan.
Bing CrosbyJames CagneyDavid NivenAl Jolson

Question 3: On May 23, 1985, William "Count" Basie was presented, posthumously, with the ________ by President Ronald Reagan.
Presidential Medal of FreedomPresident of the United StatesJohn F. KennedyUnited States

Question 4:
Which of the following instruments does Count Basie play?

Question 5: [50] The ________ era had begun, and Basie shared the exposure along with early rock'n'roll and rhythm and blues artists.
PhonographSound recording and reproductionGramophone recordJukebox

Question 6: Basie had Holiday and Webb countered with ________.
Ella Fitzgerald discographyFrank SinatraElla FitzgeraldDuke Ellington

Question 7: Early after his arrival, he bumped into Sonny Greer, who was then the drummer for the Washingtonians, ________'s early band.
Clark TerryIrving MillsLouie BellsonDuke Ellington

Question 8:
Which of the following genres does Count Basie produce?

Question 9: [43] Co-arranger and trombone player Eddie Durham left for ________'s orchestra and was replaced by Dicky Wells.
Benny GoodmanVic SchoenJazzGlenn Miller

Question 10: [17] A few months later, he was invited to join the band, which played mostly in Texas and ________.


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