COUNTIN' ON THE COUNT
2004 Joan Cartwright

PETE MINGER

 
You could count on the Count to make your heartstrings sing
You could count on Basie to make you want to swing
Count Basie, oh yeah! Could always make you sing. OH YEAH!
Da da dah da doo dat dat dah dah (Dat dat n dat dat da)
Da da dah da doo dat dat dah dah (Dat dat n dat dat da)
Countin' on that Basie Swing, One, two, three
Hey, Count, play some more
You got me jumpin' and swaying all across the floor
You got me swingin' and dancin' all the way to the door
Swing, swing, swing, swing, dah da dah da doo
Swing, swing, swing, swing, dah da dah da doo
You could always count on the Count to make you swing!

As a kid, I swam in Count Basie's swimming pool at his home in St. Albans, NY

My Mom and Dad always played his music in our home

I met the Basie Band many times, led by Frank Foster

In Florida, I sang, many years with PETE MINGER who worked in the Basie Band