When Dan Rather was asked how he would describe the closeness of the presidential race on Morning Joe earlier today, the legendary CBS newsman said

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Dan Rather: This Race Is "Swinging Like Count Basie"

When Dan Rather was asked how he would describe the closeness of the presidential race on Morning Joe earlier today, the legendary CBS newsman said it was "swinging like Count Basie." So, in honor of the greatest cultural reference of Election Night thus far, let's swing with Count Basie on a little tune called "The Magic Flea."

The track is from Basie: Straight Ahead, one of my favorite albums, and features the drumming of Harold Jones, one of my favorite drummers and, as I've explained before, the man responsible for my marriage and first-born child.

Tonight's victor gets the right to spin Robbie Williams' Swing When You're Winning, another record on Harold Jones' greatest hits.

 
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