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This Time by Basie

My father had this record back in the early sixties. It has the best cover of "Walk Don't Run" that I've heard. The Ventures did a great job but I may like Basie's even more.

'S the Time, Basie!

YEAH!! Keep on swinging, Basie.

This Time by Basie: Hits of the '50s and '60s

I still have the vinyl that my Dad bought in 1961 or so. Quincy Jones was brilliant, and nobody swings like Basie. A classic.


Born: August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, NJ

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early '50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died. Basie's orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing. Basie was not a composer like Duke Ellington or an important soloist like Benny Goodman. His instrument was his band,...
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