Bennie Moten

    Bennie Moten

    • Bennie Moten
    Bennie Moten

    Bennie Moten

    • Bennie Moten

    Bennie Moten

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    The Bennie Moten Collection 1923-32

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        Bennie Moten is today best-remembered as the leader of a band that partly became the nucleus of the original Count Basie Orchestra, but Moten deserves better. He was a fine ragtime-oriented pianist who led the top territory band of the 1920s, an orchestra that really set the standard for Kansas City jazz. In fact it was so dominant that Moten was able to swallow up some of his competitors' groups including Walter Page's Blue Devils, most of whom eventually became members of Mote... Read more

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