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Basie, Count - The Best Of Count Basie

Basie, Count - The Best Of Count Basie

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DECCA DL 74366 made in USA in gatefold cover with original inner sleeves, 2 x vinyl.

Vinyl NM. Cover EX.

The music here is fantastic. The record includes hits like "One O'Clock Jump" and "Swinging The Blues" that make me wish I could play jazz. These tunes are mostly instrumental, but Jimmy Rushing contributes his bellowing, bluesy vocal to a handful of the songs, and Helen Humes also appears on "Blame it on My Last Affair," adding an Ella Fitzgerald-esqe vocal.These two LPs are filled with foot-tapping swing jazz numbers that are full of energy and are just plain cool. The timing is perfect, the band all clearly consummate professionals, yet at the same time they manage to sound like they're just out there having the time of their lives. I could listen to this collection of songs all day long. If you're getting into jazz and don't have any Count Basie in your collection, I think this double LP would be hard to beat.



A1 One O'clock Jump  

A2 Swinging The Daisy Chain  

A3 Texas Shuffle  

A4 Time Out  

A5 You Can Depend On Me  

A6 Panassie Stomp  

B1 Swinging The Blues  

B2 Blue And Sentimental  

B3 John's Idea  

B4 Sent For You Yesterday And Here You Come Today

B5 Blame It On My Last Affair  

B6 Cherokee  

C1 Jumpin At The Woodside  

C2 Honeysuckle Rose  

C3 Boogie Woogie  

C4 Oh Lady Be Good  

C5 Shorty George  

C6 Out The Window  

D1 Doggin Around  

D2 Topsy  

D3 Every Tub  

D4 Blues In The Dark  

D5 Roseland Shuffle  

D6 Jive At Five

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