The Centennial Anthology

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Count Basie was the fulcrum that swung at the center of the swing band era, and the list of amazing musicians who served in Basie's orchestra in one capacity or another is more than impressive a list that includes Lester Young, Jimmy Rushing, B.B. King, Billy Eckstine, Don Byas, Snooky Young, and many others. This set, which spans 1937 to 1959 and includes classics like "One O'Clock Jump," "Lester Leaps In," "Stormy Monday Blues," and "Ain't Misbehavin'," among others, makes a nice introduction at a budget price to Basie's signature brand of Kansas City swing.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Count Basie was the fulcrum that swung at the center of the swing band era, and the list of amazing musicians who served in Basie's orchestra in one capacity or another is more than impressive a list that includes Lester Young, Jimmy Rushing, B.B. King, Billy Eckstine, Don Byas, Snooky Young, and many others. This set, which spans 1937 to 1959 and includes classics like "One O'Clock Jump," "Lester Leaps In," "Stormy Monday Blues," and "Ain't Misbehavin'," among others, makes a nice introduction at a budget price to Basie's signature brand of Kansas City swing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • Label: Mastercuts Lifestyle
  • UPC: 881162805524
  • Catalog Number: 8055

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fiesta in Blue - Count Basie Orchestra (3:09)
  2. 2 Platterbrains - Count Basie Orchestra (2:48)
  3. 3 One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie Orchestra (3:02)
  4. 4 I Struck a Match in the Dark - Count Basie Orchestra (3:03)
  5. 5 Every Tub - Count Basie Orchestra (3:21)
  6. 6 Rock-A-Bye Basie - Count Basie Orchestra (3:01)
  7. 7 Feather Merchant - Count Basie Orchestra (3:07)
  8. 8 Something New - Count Basie Orchestra (2:15)
  9. 9 John's Idea - Count Basie Orchestra (3:02)
  10. 10 Lester Leaps In - Count Basie Orchestra (3:11)
  11. 11 My Old Flame - Count Basie Orchestra (3:05)
  12. 12 Tom Thumb - Count Basie Orchestra (3:08)
  13. 13 Flat Foot Floogie - Count Basie Orchestra (4:22)
  14. 14 I'll Always Be in Love with You - Count Basie Orchestra (2:57)
  15. 15 Goin' to Chicago - Count Basie Orchestra (3:23)
  16. 16 Dance of the Gremlins - Count Basie Orchestra (4:18)
  17. 17 I Want a Little Girl - Count Basie Orchestra (2:42)
  18. 18 Every Day I Have the Blues - Count Basie Orchestra (5:06)
  19. 19 Stormy Monday Blues (3:12)
  20. 20 Ain't Misbehavin' - Count Basie Orchestra (3:32)
  21. 21 Goin' to Chicago Blues - Count Basie Orchestra (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie & His Orchestra Primary Artist
Count Basie Organ, Piano, Soloist, Indexed Contributor
Buck Clayton Trumpet, Soloist
Billy Eckstine Vocals
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet, Soloist
Freddie Green Guitar
Al Grey Trombone
Jo Jones Drums
Thad Jones Trumpet
Annie Ross Vocals
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Rushing Vocals
Tab Smith Alto Saxophone
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Joe Williams Vocals
Lester Young Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Walter Page Bass, Electric Bass
George Duvivier Bass
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Henry Coker Trombone
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Ed Cuffee Trombone
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Eddie Durham Trombone
Herschel Evans Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes Baritone Saxophone
Jewell L. Grant Alto Saxophone
Jon Hendricks Vocals
Joe Keyes Trumpet
Al Killian Trumpet
B.B. King Vocals
Dan Minor Trombone
Dick Nash Trombone
Sonny Payne Drums
Benny Powell Trombone
Milt Raskin Piano
Caughey Roberts Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Eli Robinson Trombone
Earle Warren Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Soloist
Jack Washington Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Frank Wess Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dicky Wells Trombone
Claude "Fiddler" Williams Guitar
Snooky Young Trumpet
Lynne Sherman Vocals
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis Conductor
Eddie Jones Bass
E. Jones Bass
Joe Newman Quartet Trumpet
Ed Lewis Trumpet
Herman Mitchell Guitar
Benny Morton's All Stars Trombone
Bobby Moore Trumpet
John Anderson Trumpet
Carl "The Truth" Smith Trumpet
Earl Warren Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Memphis Slim Composer
Count Basie Composer
Billy Eckstine Composer
Earl Hines Composer
Tab Smith Arranger
Lester Young Composer
Jimmy Mundy Arranger
Buster Smith Arranger
Bob Crowder Composer
Eddie Durham Arranger, Composer
Billy Moll Composer
Athan Maroulis Liner Notes, Art Direction, Annotation
Arthur Johnston Composer
B.T. Green Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Murray Mencher Composer
Ken Tighe Copy Editing
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