Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Count Basie in the Movies

I'd seen this before but somebody sent it to me again today and I just had to share.  Jerry Lewis sits down at the boss's desk and starts pantomiming to Basie's "Blues in Hoss's Flat  The best part is where he starts laughing near the end.

And that reminded me of another famous incident of Count Basie in the movies - the scene in Blazing Saddles where the new sheriff comes across the Basie band playing "April In Paris" out in the middle of the desert.  Hilarious!  Youtube would not let me embed this one minute video, so here's the link:

Count Basie, Blazing Saddles, April in Paris



Kristin said...

Well, those are just plain fun. Thanks for sharing!

Cyndy said...

You're welcome!

On a sad note though, I just found out that Frank Foster, the composer of Blues in Hoss' Flat and also Shiny Stockings, passed away yesterday.