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Count Basie Performs at the Lincoln

Count Basie and his powerful driving orchestra have begun an engagement at the Blue Room of the Lincoln, their first hotel run in New York and their first local cafe appearance since they were at the Cafe basieThe CountSociety Uptown more than two years ago. In the interval they have been making one-night stands over the country. The Count - so called because of the majestic way he directs his crew from his piano - is known among hepcats as the "jump king of swing"; certainly his distinct rhythm style may be said to have set a pattern for the many bands now in the top of the bracket.

The inspired rhythm section of the Basie band is said to be the finest of any jazz outfit playing the rounds these days. With Jo Jones at the drums, Freddy Greene on guitar, Walter Paige on bass and the Count at the piano, it is an outfit with that something special. The piano solos of the leader and the celebrated theme "One O'Clock Jump" are the most famous by-products of the Basie legend.

The nucleus of this band, which was organized five years ago, is still intact. Featured is Jimmy Rushing, the 250-pound blues shouter, who was the inspiration for the song "Mr. Five by Five." Another soloist is Thelma Carpenter, a Harlem songbird sophisticated in appearance and delivery whose song draws appreciation from a hep crowd. She was discovered by Basie a year ago while singing at Kelly's Stable. Trumpet solos are ably handled by Buck Clayton, long-time soloist with the band. Dickie Welles is a stand out trombone, and Earle Warren, of the saxophone section, is an impressive vocalist.

Night-Club Openings

Tonight - Craig Wood, singer, will open at Paris Qui Chante; Mitzi's Lucky Girls will take over the chorus chores at Iceland Restaurant; Gene Baylos, postercomedian, will join Francis Faye in the show Riomba...Benny Fields will return tomorrow to Greenwich Village Inn...Jack Kerr, song stylist, will open tomorrow at the Cafe de la Paix, of the St. Moritz ..Sondra and Jonnie Steele will entertain at the Maisonette of the St. Regis, which begins another season on Sunday. Bob Simone and Evan Jones and their Orchestras will play for dancing ...The Hartmans will return on Monday to the Wedgewood Room for a supper engagement. Annamary Dickey, of the Metropolitan Opera will be featured in this new supper show, while Leo Reisman and his orchestra will continue to play for dinner and supper. Also on Monday, Elaine Vincent, singer, will open at Jimmy Dwyer's Sawdust Trail, and Ralph Grayson, tenor, will open at the Wivel.

Andrews Sisters - Latin Quarter 1957
Desi Arnaz - w/Diosa Costello 1948
Count Basie - Lincoln 1943
Tony Bennett - Copacabana 1958
Milton Berle - Latin Quarter 1948
Joey Bishop - w/Andy Williams 1959
Ray Bolger - Wizard of Oz Scarecrow, Empire Room 1956
Cab Calloway - Greenwich Inn 1949
Diahann Carroll - Persian Room 1961
Betty Clooney - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Nat King Cole - Copacabana 1958
Perry Como - Versailles 1944
Copacabana - famous night club restaurant is reviewed 1953
Crosby Brothers - Latin Quarter 1961
Xavier Cugat - Waldorf Astoria 1951
Vic Damone - Riviera 1953
Billy Daniels - Copacabana 1952
Sammy Davis Jr. - Copacabana 1959
Phyllis Diller - w/Bobby Short 1958
Nancy Donovan - Copacabana 1952
Jimmy Durante - Copacabana 1951
Billy Eckstine - Copacabana 1951
Duke Ellington - Basin St. East 1961
Eddie Fisher - Empire Room 1959
Judy Garland -Town & Country 1958
Jackie Gleason - La Vie en Rose 1953
Benny Goodman - Empire Room 1956
Dolores Gray - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Buddy Hackett - Copacabana 1956
Connie Haines - Terrace Room 1951
Dick Haymes - Versailles 1956
Horace Heidt - 30th Anniversary 1954
Florence Henderson w/Bill Hayes 1958
Hildegarde - Pierre 1953
Celeste Holm - Plaza 1958
Eddy Howard - Roosevelt 1955
Burl Ives w/Wally Cox - Persian Room
Lisa Kirk - Persion Room 1958
Frankie Laine - Latin Quarter 1955
Julius La Rosa - Romanian 1958
Peggy Lee - Copacabana 1958
Jerry Lewis - Town & Country 1957
Joe E. Lewis - Copacabana 1945
Ted Lewis - Latin Quarter 1953
Liberace - Persian Room 1947
Guy Lombardo - Roosevelt 1957
Vincent Lopez - Grill Room 1954
Tony Martin - Riviera 1953
Martin and Lewis - Copacabana 1950
Ray McKinley - Glenn Miller Band 1957
Mills Brothers - Latin Quarter 1956
Vaughn Monroe - Astor 1955
Constance Moore - St. Regis 1958
Johnnie Ray - Copacabana 1953
Della Reese - Copacabana 1961
Sugar Ray Robinson - French Casino
Dorothy Shay - St. Regis 1961
Frank Sinatra - Wedgewood 1943
Danny Thomas - Copacabana 1949
Sophie Tucker - Latin Quarter 1950
Mae West - Latin Quarter 1956
Julie Wilson - Persian Room 1954
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