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The Complete Decca Recordings

Count Basie

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This magnificent three-disc set has the first 63 recordings by Count Basie's Orchestra, all of his Deccas. The consistency is remarkable (with not more than two or three turkeys) and the music is the epitome of swing. With such soloists as Lester Young and Herschel Evans on tenors, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison, the great blues singer Jimmy Rushing, and that brilliant rhythm section of Basie, guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Jo Jones, the music is timeless. It's all here: "One O'Clock Jump," "Sent for You Yesterday," "Blue and Sentimental," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Jive at Five," and many others. This is the first Count Basie collection to acquire and should be in every jazz collection.
© Scott Yanow /TiVo

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1
Honeysuckle Rose
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:59

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer - Fats Waller, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Fletcher Henderson, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Andriamanantena Paul Razafinkarefo, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1937 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Pennies From Heaven
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:02

Arthur Johnston, Composer - Johnny Burke, Author - JIMMY RUSHING, Participant - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Swinging At The Daisy Chain
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:50

Buster Smith, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, MainArtist - Herschel Evans, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Roseland Shuffle
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:34

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Fletcher Henderson, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1937 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Exactly Like You
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:42

Jack Washington, MainArtist - Dorothy Fields, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy McHugh, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, MainArtist - JIMMY RUSHING, Participant, MainArtist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, MainArtist - Bobby Moore, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Boo Hoo
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:27

Jack Washington, MainArtist - John Jacob Loeb, ComposerLyricist - Edward Heyman, ComposerLyricist - Carmen Lombardo, ComposerLyricist - JIMMY RUSHING, Participant, MainArtist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, MainArtist - Bobby Moore, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
The Glory Of Love
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:31

William J. Hill, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Bobby Moore, MainArtist - Herschel Evans, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:51

James Rushing, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - JIMMY RUSHING, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1937 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Smarty (You Know It All)
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:42

Burton Lane, ComposerLyricist - Ralph Freed, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, MainArtist - Herschel Evans, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
One O'Clock Jump
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:02

Buster Smith, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1937 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Listen My Children (And You Shall Hear)
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:07

Lester Young, MainArtist - Burton Lane, ComposerLyricist - Ralph Freed, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
John's Idea
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:55

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Herschel Evans, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1937 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Good Morning Blues
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:14

James Rushing, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Durham, ComposerLyricist - JIMMY RUSHING, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Good Morning Blues (2nd Take)
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:05

Count Basie, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Durham, ComposerLyricist - JIMMY RUSHING, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Our Love Was Meant To Be
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:46

Fats Waller, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Alexander Hill, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Time Out
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:03

Lester Young, MainArtist - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Edgar Battle, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Herschel Evans, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Topsy
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:13

Jack Washington, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Edgar Battle, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Herschel Evans, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1937 UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
I Keep Remembering (Someone I Should Forget)
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:47

Isham Jones, Composer - Charles Newman, Author - JIMMY RUSHING, Participant, MainArtist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, MainArtist - Bobby Moore, MainArtist - Herschel Evans, MainArtist - Benny Morton, MainArtist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Out The Window
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:49

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Durham, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Bobby Moore, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Morton, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1937 UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
Don't You Miss Your Baby?
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:11

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Durham, ComposerLyricist - JIMMY RUSHING, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1937 UMG Recordings, Inc.

21
Let Me Dream
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:09

NORMAN BROWN, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Benny Morton, MainArtist - Ballard T. Edwards Jr., ComposerLyricist

℗ 1937 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

DISC 2

1
Georgianna
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:34

Frankie Carle, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, MainArtist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Herschel Evans, MainArtist - Johnson A.H.C. Croom, ComposerLyricist - William McKenzie, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Blues In The Dark
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:06

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - JIMMY RUSHING, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Sent For You Yesterday
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:58

Earl Warren, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harry Edison, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - JIMMY RUSHING, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Herschel Evans, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Every Tub
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:15

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jon Hendricks, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Now Will You Be Good?
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:48

Harry Jentes, ComposerLyricist - Harry Edison, MainArtist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - J.V. Moen, ComposerLyricist - Art Terker, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Swingin' The Blues
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:47

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Mama Don't Want No Peas 'N' Rice 'N' Coconut Oil
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:53

Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Gilbert Wolfe, ComposerLyricist - Carles Leon Francois Kreutzer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Blue And Sentimental
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:12

Count Basie, Composer, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer - Mack David, ComposerLyricist - Jerry Livingston, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Doggin' Around
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:03

Jack Washington, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Durham, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Edgar Battle, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Herschel Evans, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Stop Beatin' 'Round The Mulberry Bush (1st Take)
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:03

Bix Reichner, ComposerLyricist - Clay A. Boland, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Herschel Evans, MainArtist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Stop Beatin' Round The Mulberry Bush (2nd take)
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:06

Bix Reichner, ComposerLyricist - Clay A. Boland, ComposerLyricist - JIMMY RUSHING, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
London Bridge Is Falling Down
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:56

Lester Young, MainArtist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - ABEL BAER, ComposerLyricist - Ira Schuster, ComposerLyricist - Dickie Wells, MainArtist - Benny Morton, MainArtist - Tot Seymour, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Texas Shuffle
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:08

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer - Lester Young, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Harry Edison, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Edgar Battle, Composer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Dicky Wells, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Herschel Evans, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Jumpin' At The Woodside
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:09

Earl Warren, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Herschel Evans, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
How Long Blues
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:57

Leroy Carr, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
The Dirty Dozens
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:03

Rufus Perryman, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Jay Mayo Williams, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Hey Lawdy Mama
Count Basie
00:02:46

Count Basie, MainArtist - Curley Weaver, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
The Fives
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:47

Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - George Thomas, ComposerLyricist - Hersal Thomas, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Boogie Woogie
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:03

Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
Dark Rapture
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:40

Benny Goodman, ComposerLyricist - Edgar Sampson, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, MainArtist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Manny Kurtiz, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

21
Shorty George
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:46

Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Harry Edison, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Andy Gibson, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Benny Morton, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

22
The Blues I Like To Hear
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:09

Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Royal E. Blakeman, ComposerLyricist - Henry Franklin Smith, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

23
Do You Wanna Jump, Children
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:41

William Steven Bryant, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Van Heusen, Composer - Lester Young, MainArtist - JIMMY RUSHING, MainArtist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Al Donahue, ComposerLyricist - Victor Selsman, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1938 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

24
Panassie Stomp
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:47

Earl Warren, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie, Piano, Leader, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Harry Edison, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Dicky Wells, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1938 UMG Recordings, Inc.

DISC 3

1
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:56

Cole Porter, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Buck Clayton, MainArtist

℗ 1939 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Sing For Your Supper
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:02:44

Shad Collins, MainArtist - Richard Rodgers, ComposerLyricist - Lorenz Hart, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Ed Lewis, MainArtist - Dickie Wells, MainArtist

℗ 1939 Geffen Records

3
Oh! Red
Count Basie Quartet
00:02:53

Joe McCoy, ComposerLyricist - Count Basie Quartet, MainArtist

℗ 1939 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well (1st Take)
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:06

Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - J. Mayo Williams, ComposerLyricist - John Akers, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1939 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well
The Count Basie Orchestra
00:03:04

Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - J. Mayo Williams, ComposerLyricist - John Akers, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1939 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

This magnificent three-disc set has the first 63 recordings by Count Basie's Orchestra, all of his Deccas. The consistency is remarkable (with not more than two or three turkeys) and the music is the epitome of swing. With such soloists as Lester Young and Herschel Evans on tenors, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison, the great blues singer Jimmy Rushing, and that brilliant rhythm section of Basie, guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Jo Jones, the music is timeless. It's all here: "One O'Clock Jump," "Sent for You Yesterday," "Blue and Sentimental," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Jive at Five," and many others. This is the first Count Basie collection to acquire and should be in every jazz collection.
© Scott Yanow /TiVo

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