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Bennie Moten

(November 13th 1894 - April 2nd 1935)

A prominent Kansas City pianist and bandleader who played a major role in developing what would become known as the "Kansas City Sound". Musicians who began their careers under Moten's leadership include Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Eddie Durham, and Count Basie.

Videos:

Band Box Shuffle (2:40)

Boot It (3:20)

Everyday Blues (3:06)

Get Low Down Blues (3:03)

Here Comes Marjorie (2:56)

Hot Water Blues (2:37)

I Wish I Could Be Blue (3:07)

It's Hard to Laugh Or Smile (2:46)

Justrite (2:36)

Kansas City Shuffle (2:55)

Kater Street Rag (2:33)

Let's Get It (3:21)

Moten Stomp (2:59)

New Goofy Dust Rag (2:46)

New Vine Street Blues (2:57)

Now That I Need You (3:04)

Pass Out Lightly (3:12)

Rit-Dit-Ray (2:44)

Rumba Negro (2:50)

Somebody Stole My Gal (3:05)

South (2:47)

Sweetheart Of Yesterday (2:39)

That Too, Do (3:22)

That's What I'm Talking About (3:05)

The Jones Law Blues (3:08)

The New Tulsa Blues (3:09)

Thick Lip Stomp (2:52)

Won't You Be My Baby? (3:42)

Yazoo Blues (3:05)

You Make Me Happy (3:28)

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