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Swinging the Blues: 1930-1939

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Count Basie had an impressively long career; the influential pianist/bandleader/arranger formed his first big band in 1935 and maintained a busy schedule during the final months of his life which ended in 1984 -- almost half a century after his first post-Bennie Moten performances as a leader. Over the years, Basie was pleasingly consistent; nonetheless, some of his recordings are more essential than others, and Swinging the Blues: 1930-1939 tends to favor the more essential offerings from his early period. This 62-minute collection, which was assembled by veteran jazz critic Scott Yanow for Allegro's Jazz Legends imprint, isn't the last word on early, pre-'40s Basie. ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Count Basie had an impressively long career; the influential pianist/bandleader/arranger formed his first big band in 1935 and maintained a busy schedule during the final months of his life which ended in 1984 -- almost half a century after his first post-Bennie Moten performances as a leader. Over the years, Basie was pleasingly consistent; nonetheless, some of his recordings are more essential than others, and Swinging the Blues: 1930-1939 tends to favor the more essential offerings from his early period. This 62-minute collection, which was assembled by veteran jazz critic Scott Yanow for Allegro's Jazz Legends imprint, isn't the last word on early, pre-'40s Basie. The original February 1939 recording of "Goin' to Chicago Blues" featuring singer Jimmy Rushing is missing, as is Basie's classic 1939 arrangement of "I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me" which also featured Rushing. But if Swinging the Blues isn't quite the ideal summation of pre-'40s Basie, it's still an excellent, consistently rewarding CD. "One O'Clock Jump," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Jive at Five," and the ballad "Blue and Sentimental" are all included, and those are some of the most essential gems that Basie recorded in the '30s. Like other discs on Jazz Legends, Swinging the Blues offers the material in chronological order; the first two selections 1930's "Somebody Stole My Gal" and 1932's "Moten Swing" are from a time when Basie was still a sideman in Moten's Kansas City Orchestra and had yet to form his own big band. But most of the CD is devoted to Basie's work as a leader, and despite the absence of a few essential '30s recordings, Swinging the Blues paints a highly attractive picture of the Count during that period.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2004
  • Label: Jazz Legends
  • UPC: 723724614628
  • Catalog Number: 1016

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Somebody Stole My Gal - Bennie Moten (3:06)
  2. 2 Moten Swing - Bennie Moten (3:21)
  3. 3 Boogie Woogie - Inc. Jones-Smith (3:17)
  4. 4 Roseland Shuffle (2:34)
  5. 5 One O'Clock Jump (3:03)
  6. 6 John's Idea (2:56)
  7. 7 Good Morning Blues (3:14)
  8. 8 Topsy (3:07)
  9. 9 Out the Window (2:47)
  10. 10 Every Tub (3:17)
  11. 11 Swinging the Blues (2:44)
  12. 12 Blue and Sentimental (3:11)
  13. 13 Doggin' Around (3:00)
  14. 14 Texas Shuffle (3:04)
  15. 15 Jumpin' at the Woodside (3:05)
  16. 16 How Long Blues (2:57)
  17. 17 Red Wagon (2:46)
  18. 18 Jive at Five (2:46)
  19. 19 Rock-A-Bye Basie (3:02)
  20. 20 Don't Worry 'Bout Me (2:48)
  21. 21 Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie (2:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Helen Humes Vocals
Jo Jones Drums
Jimmy Rushing Vocals
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Harlan Leonard Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Benny Morton Trombone
Walter Page Bass, Double Bass
Leroy Berry Banjo, Guitar
Shad Collins Trumpet
Eddie Durham Guitar, Trombone
Herschel Evans Tenor Saxophone
Thamon Hayes Trombone
Joe Keyes Trumpet
Willie McWashington Drums
Dan Minor Trombone
Buster Moten Accordion
Hot Lips Page Trumpet
Vernon Page Tuba
Caughey Roberts Alto Saxophone
Dee Stewart Trumpet
Woodie Walder Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells Trombone
Claude "Fiddler" Williams Guitar
Bennie Moten & the Kansas City Orchestra Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra Track Performer
Ed Lewis Trumpet, Cornet
Carl "Tatti" Smith Trumpet
Booker T. Washington Cornet
Earl Warren Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Leroy Carr Composer
Count Basie Composer
Harry "Sweets" Edison Composer
Bennie Moten Composer
Jimmy Rushing Composer
Lester Young Composer
Pinetop Smith Composer
Richard M. Jones Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Shad Collins Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
Herschel Evans Composer
Gordon Gano Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Ballard MacDonald Composer
Buster Moten Composer
Don Raye Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes, Track Compilation
Edgar Battle Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Leo Wood Composer
Mack David Composer
Traditional Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Steve Pringle Remastering
Wm. D. Tennant Executive Producer
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