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Count Basie August 19, 1950

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
clarinet
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone
piano
guitar
bass
drums
vocal
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 God Bless the Child 2:35
2 Now or Never 2:32
Content State: draft
genre: Swing
Recording Date: 
1950-08-19
Label Name: 
Giants of Jazz
Leader(s): 
Count Basie
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
vocal
Personnel: 
Clark Terry
Personnel: 
Buddy DeFranco
Personnel: 
Wardell Gray
Personnel: 
Serge Chaloff
Personnel: 
Count Basie
Personnel: 
Freddie Green
Personnel: 
Jimmy Lewis
Personnel: 
Gus Johnson
Personnel: 
Billie Holiday
Ensemble Size: 
octet
Venue Type: 
film
Venue Location: 
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Session Details: 

This, according to Varela, was part of a short film that highlighted both Basie and the child prodigy Sugar Chile' Robinson. However, it doesn't appear that Robinson played in this particular filmed sesion with Holiday and Basie. 

Sources: 
Alberto Varela's Billie Holiday discography (http://varelasite.com.ar/billieholiday.htm); Tom Lord (lordisco.com)