The Best of Early Basie
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Best of Count Basie Live contains a good portion of the live material that the Count Basie Orchestra recorded for Decca Records between 1936 and 1939. At the time, Basie's Orchestra contained such legendary players as Lester Young, Harry "Sweets" Edison, and Buck Clayton. About a third of the live sides the Orchestra recorded for Decca is included on the disc, and although this compilation isn't complete, it offers a good introduction for novice listeners.
Born: August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, NJ
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s
Top Albums and Songs by Count Basie
||April In Paris (Instrumental)||April In Paris||3:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lester Leaps In||Satch and Josh...Again||4:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tea for Two||Ella and Basie!||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Every Day I Have the Blues||Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings||5:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dream a Little Dream of Me||Ella and Basie!||4:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Satin Doll||Ella and Basie!||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||All of Me||Count Basie's Finest Hour||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shiny Stockings||April In Paris||5:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm Beginning to See the Light (1963 Version)||Ella and Basie!||4:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||New York City Blues||Our Shining Hour||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|