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The Essential Count Basie, Vol. I


Download links and information about The Essential Count Basie, Vol. I by Count Basie. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 46:09 minutes.

Artist: Count Basie
Release date: 1987
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 16
Duration: 46:09
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No. Title Length
1. Oh, Lady, Be Good! 3:05
2. Goin' to Chicago Blues 3:04
3. Live and Love Tonight (featuring Basie'S Bad Boys) 3:03
4. Love Me or Leave Me (featuring Basie'S Bad Boys) 2:29
5. Rock-a-Bye Basie 3:00
6. Baby, Don't Tell On Me 2:50
7. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight 2:56
8. Taxi War Dance 2:47
9. Jump for Me 3:08
10. Twelfth Street Rag 3:01
11. Miss Thing, Pt. 1 2:52
12. Miss Thing, Pt. 2 2:43
13. Lonesome Miss Pretty 2:50
14. Nobody Knows 2:44
15. Pound Cake 2:41
16. How Long Blues 2:56



Rather than release all of Count Basie's studio recordings (as Decca recently has or as French Columbia did in two large LP sets over a decade ago), CBS has put together three samplers that contain some (but not all) of the essential Basie recordings from the 1939-41 period. This first volume has Lester Young's great solo on 1936's "Lady Be Good," and the classics "Rock-A-Bye Basie" and "Taxi War Dance, " and fine examples of the Basie orchestra throughout 1939.