Count Basie

Count Basie: The Count Basie Collection 1937-39

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Count Basie

Title: The Count Basie Collection 1937-39
Label: Acrobat

William "Count" Basie was one of the most important, innovative and influential personalities in jazz during the middle decades of the 20th century, both as pianist, composer and bandleader, his music transcending the worlds of small group jazz, big band music, swing and R&B, and with many future stars of the genre coming to prominence playing with his orchestra. Having honed his skills with Bennie Moten's band in Kansas City, he formed his own orchestra in 1936 after Moten's death and after a lengthy engagement in Chicago signed to Decca, recording for them until almost the end of the decade. This 63-track 3-CD set comprises his releases for Decca during those years, which laid down a marker as to the talent and style of his bands, and constitute a significant and satisfying body of work. The collection features many of his well-known compositions like "One O'Clock Jump", "Blue And Sentimental", Blues In The Dark", along with some of the classic standards of the era. A number of the tracks feature vocals by the great singers Jimmy Rushing and Helen Humes, and among the predominantly big band recordings are some by Basie with a trio comprising Fred Green, Walter Page and Jo Jones. Among the other musicians in his line-up were Buck Clayton, Lester Young, Harry Edison and Dickie Wells. It's a substantial, entertaining and enlightening overview of this key era of Basie's career.

1.1 Pennies from Heaven
1.2 Swinging at the Daisy Chain
1.3 Honeysuckle Rose
1.4 Roseland Shuffle
1.5 Boo Hoo
1.6 The Glory of Love
1.7 Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)
1.8 Exactly Like You
1.9 One O'Clock Jump
1.10 John's Idea
1.11 Listen My Children and You Shall Hear
1.12 (You Know It All) Smarty
1.13 Good Morning Blues
1.14 Good Morning Blues (Alt. Take)
1.15 Our Love Was Meant to Be
1.16 Let Me Dream
1.17 Time Out
1.18 I Keep Remembering (Someone I Should Forget)
1.19 Out the Window
1.20 Georgianna
1.21 Blues in the Dark
2.1 Every Tub
2.2 Now Will You Be Good?
2.3 Don't You Miss Your Baby
2.4 Topsy
2.5 Sent for You Yesterday, and Here You Come Today
2.6 Swinging the Blues
2.7 Blue and Sentimental
2.8 Doggin' Around
2.9 Stop Beatin' Round the Mulberry Bush
2.10 Stop Beatin' Round the Mulberry Bush (Alt. Take)
2.11 London Bridge Is Fallin' Down
2.12 Texas Shuffle
2.13 Mama Don't Want No Peas An' Rice An' Coconut Oil
2.14 Jumping at the Woodside
2.15 Dark Rapture
2.16 Do You Wanna Jump, Children?
2.17 Panassie Stomp
2.18 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
2.19 Sing for Your Supper
2.20 Blame It on My Last Affair
2.21 Blame It on My Last Affair (Alt. Take)
3.1 The Blues I Like to Hear
3.2 Thursday
3.3 Shorty George
3.4 Boogie Woogie
3.5 How Long, How Long Blues
3.6 Cherokee
3.7 Cherokee (Pt.2)
3.8 The Dirty Dozens
3.9 When the Sun Goes Down
3.10 When the Sun Goes Down (Alt. Take)
3.11 Oh Lady Be Good
3.12 You Can Depend on Me
3.13 Hey Lawdy Mama
3.14 The Fives
3.15 Oh Red
3.16 Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well
3.17 Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well (Alt. Take)
3.18 Evil Blues
3.19 Jive at Five
3.20 Dupree Blues
3.21 Red Wagon

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