Count Basie's Finest Hour
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The Verve compilation Count Basie's Finest Hour features a nice mix of sides recorded by the pianist/bandleader and his big band over the years. While it is by no means a definitive overview, it is a nice single-disc introduction to some of the jazz icon's best work. Included are such legendary tracks as "Corner Pocket," "One O'Clock Jump," and "Li'l Darlin'."
Born: August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, NJ
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s
Top Albums and Songs by Count Basie
||Jumpin' at the Woodside (1938 Version)||The Best of Early Basie||3:05||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||April In Paris (Instrumental)||April In Paris||3:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Tea for Two||Pure Ella||3:17||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Dream a Little Dream of Me||Ella and Basie!||4:06||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Blue Skies||Count Basie and His Great Vocalists||2:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Girl from Ipanema||Our Shining Hour||4:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Every Day I Have the Blues||Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings||5:26||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ain't Misbehavin'||Ella and Basie!||3:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Satin Doll||Ella and Basie!||3:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Li'l Darlin'||Count Basie's Finest Hour||4:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|