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Count Basie in the 1940s

Count Basie’s illustrious big band career is usually divided into the free-wheeling crew of the 1930s and the juggernaut of the 1950s. But in between, the Basie team of the 1940s combined solo swing and potent ensembles. Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from a great Basie band.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Count Basie & His Orchestra

    Jump The Blues Away

    • The Essential Count Basie, Vol II.
    • CBS.
    • 10.
  • Count Basie & Coleman Hawkins

    Feedin' The Bean

    • The Essential Count Basie Volume 3.
    • Columbia.
    • 16.
  • Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing

    Harvard Blues

    • Jimmy Rushing - Mister Five by Five.
    • Topaz.
    • 21.
  • Count Basie & His Orchestra

    Down For Double

    • Count Basie Vol.4 - Circus in Rhythm.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Count Basie

    Let's Jump

    • Count Basie Vol.4 - Circus in Rhythm.
    • Naxos.
    • 12.
  • Basie, Count & His Band & Jimmy Rushing

    Jimmy's Blues

    • Count Basie Vol. 4 - Circus in Rhythm.
    • Naxos.
    • 14.
  • Count Basie

    Taps Miller

    • Count Basie Vol.4 - Circus in Rhythm.
    • Naxos.
    • 15.
  • Count Basie & His Orchestra

    Avenue C

    • Count Basie Classics 1945 - 1946.
    • Classics.
    • 1.
  • Count Basie & His Orchestra

    Queer Street

    • Count Basie Classics 1945 - 1946.
    • Classics.
    • 14.
  • Basie, Count & His Band & Jimmy Rushing

    Patience And Fortitude

    • Count Basie 1945-1946.
    • Classics.
    • 15.
  • Basie, Count & His Band

    Rambo

    • Count Basie 1945-1946.
    • Classics.
    • 18.
  • Basie, Count & His Band

    Stay Cool

    • Count Basie 1945-1946.
    • Classics.
    • 19.
  • Basie, Count & His Band

    The King

    • Count Basie 1945-1946.
    • Classics.
    • 20.
  • Count Basie & His Orchestra & Jimmy Rushing

    Your Red Wagon

    • Brand New Wagon.
    • Bluebird.
    • 16.
  • Count Basie & His Orchestra

    Normania

    • Count Basie - Complete Original American RCA-Victor Recordings.
    • Definitive.
    • 13.

Count Basie in the 1940s

TITLE               JUMP THE BLUES AWAY

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     E.Lewis/arr. D. Brooks

Album Title:    The Essential Count Basie, Vol 3

Label:              CBS 461098 2

Performers:     Count Basie (piano),  Don Byas (tenor sax); Harry Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar);  Walter Page (bass); Jo Jones (drums)

 

TITLE               FEEDIN’ THE BEAN

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Count Basie

Album Title:    The Essential Count Basie, Vol 3

Label:              CBS 461098 2

Performers:     Count Basie (piano),  Don Byas (tenor sax); Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax); Buck Clayton (trumpet); Harry Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Vic Dickenson (trombone);  Freddie Green (guitar);  Walter Page (bass); Jo Jones (drums)

 

TITLE               HARVARD BLUES

Artists:             Count Basie Band

Composers:     Tab Smith

Album Title:    JIMMY RUSHING – MISTER FIVE BY FIVE

Label:              Topaz  TPZ 1019

Performers:    Count Basie and his orchestra; Jimmy Rushing (vocal); Don Byas (tenor sax); Dicky Wells (trombone).

 

TITLE               DOWN FOR DOUBLE

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Freddie Green

Album Title:    Count Basie Vol.4 – Circus in Rhythm

Label:              Naxos 8.120820

Performers:     Count Basie (piano); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Lester Young (tenor sax); Dicky Wells (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar);  Rodney Richardson (bass); Shadow Wilson (drums)

 

TITLE               LET’S JUMP

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Al Killian

Album Title:    Count Basie Vol.4 – Circus in Rhythm

Label:              Naxos 8.120820

Performers:     Count Basie (piano); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Lester Young (tenor sax); Joe Newman (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar);  Rodney Richardson (bass); Jo Jones (drums)

 

TITLE               JIMMY’S BLUES

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Jimmy Rushing

Album Title:    Count Basie Vol.4 – Circus in Rhythm

Label:              Naxos 8.120820

Performers:     Jimmy Rushing (vocal); Count Basie (piano); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Lucky Thompson (tenor sax); Dicky Wells (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar);  Rodney Richardson (bass);  Shadow Wilson (drums)

 

TITLE               TAPS MILLER

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Count Basie/Bob Russell

Album Title:    Count Basie Vol.4 – Circus in Rhythm

Label:              Naxos 8.120820

Performers:     Count Basie (piano); Earl Warren (alto sax); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Lucky Thompson (tenor sax); Harry Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar);  Rodney Richardson (bass); Shadow Wilson (drums)

 

TITLE               AVENUE C

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Buck Clayton

Album Title:    Count Basie 1945-1946

Label:              Classics 934

Performers:     Count Basie (piano); Earl Warren (alto sax); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Lucky Thompson (tenor sax); Harry Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Shadow Wilson (drums)

 

TITLE               QUEER STREET

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Basie/Mundy

Album Title:    Count Basie 1945-1946

Label:              Classics 934

Performers:     Count Basie (piano); Earl Warren (alto sax); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Lucky Thompson (tenor sax); Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax); Harry Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Shadow Wilson (drums)

 

TITLE               PATIENCE AND FORTITUDE

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Warren/Moore

Album Title:    Count Basie 1945-1946

Label:              Classics 934

Performers:     Jimmy Rushing (vocal); Count Basie (piano); Earl Warren (alto sax); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Lucky Thompson (tenor sax); Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax); Harry Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Shadow Wilson (drums)

 

TITLE               RAMBO

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Basie/Johnson

Album Title:    Count Basie 1945-1946

Label:              Classics 934

Performers:     Count Basie (piano); J.J. Johnson (trombone); Earl Warren (alto sax); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Lucky Thompson (tenor sax); Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax); Harry Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Shadow Wilson (drums)

 

TITLE               STAY COOL

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Wells/Basie

Album Title:    Count Basie 1945-1946

Label:              Classics 934

Performers:     Count Basie (piano); Rudy Rutherford (clarinet);  J.J. Johnson (trombone); Earl Warren (alto sax); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Lucky Thompson (tenor sax); Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax); Harry Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Shadow Wilson (drums)

 

TITLE               THE KING

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Basie

Album Title:    Count Basie 1945-1946

Label:              Classics 934

Performers:     Count Basie (piano); Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax); J.J. Johnson (trombone); Earl Warren (alto sax); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Harry Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Jo Jones (drums)

 

TITLE               YOUR RED WAGON

Artists:             Count Basie and his Orchestra

Composers:     Raye/DePaul/Jones

Album Title:    Brand New Wagon – Count Basie 1947

Label:              Bluebird  ND82292

Performers:     Jimmy Rushing (vocal); Count Basie (piano); Dicky Wells (trombone); Harry Edison (trumpet); Freddy Green (guitar); Walter Page (bass); Jo Jones (drums).

 

TITLE               NORMANIA    

Artists:             Count Basie

Composers:     Count Basie

Album Title:    Count Basie – Complete Original American RCA-Victor Recordings

Label:              Definitive  DRCD11175

Performers:     Count Basie (piano); Harry Edison (trumpet); Clark Terry (trumpet); Dicky Wells (trombone); Freddy Green (guitar); Singleton Palmer (bass); George Ballard (drums).

 

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