Sam Myers - mid 20th Century

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, page 91:

Count Basie was the first guy to acclaim B.B. as the world's greatest. B.B. made some appearances with Count Basie for a while. People would look at him like, "That's just a guy on stage playing jazz." Now B.B. could play jazz as well as he could the blues. He might be on stage just like one of the guys in the band, with a uniform on. Then when he came out again he'd be dressed different and be like wildfire, which is great. I could understand what he was reaching. If an idea comes to you, you should just go ahead and do it right then, because if you mess around, you'll forget it. Just do …   more >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432635947917 accessed: 17 May, 2022

Listeners

Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician
1936-2006

Listening to

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jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Count Basie, B.B. King

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 26 May 2015 11:25:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:25:59 +0100