The Complete Decca Recordings

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This magnificent three-disc set has the first 63 recordings by Count Basie's Orchestra, all of his Deccas. The consistency is remarkable with not more than two or three turkeys and the music is the epitome of swing. With such soloists as Lester Young and Herschel Evans on tenors, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison, the great blues singer Jimmy Rushing, and that brilliant rhythm section of Basie, guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Jo Jones, the music is timeless. It's all here: "One O'Clock Jump," "Sent for You Yesterday," "Blue and Sentimental," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Jive at Five," and many others. This is the first Count Basie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This magnificent three-disc set has the first 63 recordings by Count Basie's Orchestra, all of his Deccas. The consistency is remarkable with not more than two or three turkeys and the music is the epitome of swing. With such soloists as Lester Young and Herschel Evans on tenors, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison, the great blues singer Jimmy Rushing, and that brilliant rhythm section of Basie, guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Jo Jones, the music is timeless. It's all here: "One O'Clock Jump," "Sent for You Yesterday," "Blue and Sentimental," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Jive at Five," and many others. This is the first Count Basie collection to acquire and should be in every jazz collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/1992
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105061124
  • Catalog Number: 611
  • Sales rank: 36,411

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Honeysuckle Rose (3:00)
  2. 2 Pennies from Heaven (3:02)
  3. 3 Swinging at the Daisy Chain (2:50)
  4. 4 Roseland Shuffle (2:34)
  5. 5 Exactly Like You (2:43)
  6. 6 Boo-Hoo (2:27)
  7. 7 The Glory Of Love (2:31)
  8. 8 Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong) (2:50)
  9. 9 Smarty (You Know It All) (2:42)
  10. 10 One O'Clock Jump (3:02)
  11. 11 Listen My Children (And You Shall Hear) (3:07)
  12. 12 John's Idea (2:55)
  13. 13 Good Morning Blues (3:14)
  14. 14 Good Morning Blues (3:05)
  15. 15 Our Love Was Meant to Be (2:47)
  16. 16 Time Out (3:03)
  17. 17 Topsy (3:14)
  18. 18 I Keep Remembering (2:47)
  19. 19 Out the Window (2:49)
  20. 20 Don't You Miss Your Baby? (3:10)
  21. 21 Let Me Dream (3:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Georgianna (2:35)
  2. 2 Blues In The Dark (3:06)
  3. 3 Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today) (2:58)
  4. 4 Every Tub (3:16)
  5. 5 Now Will You Be Good? (2:48)
  6. 6 Swingin' the Blues (2:47)
  7. 7 Mama Don't Want No Peas 'n' Rice 'n' Coconut Oil (2:53)
  8. 8 Blue and Sentimental (3:12)
  9. 9 Doggin' Around (3:04)
  10. 10 Stop Beating Around the Mulberry Bush (3:03)
  11. 11 Stop Beating Around the Mulberry Bush (3:06)
  12. 12 London Bridge Is Falling Down (2:57)
  13. 13 Texas Shuffle (3:09)
  14. 14 Jumpin' At The Woodside (3:10)
  15. 15 How Long Blues (2:57)
  16. 16 The Dirty Dozens (3:03)
  17. 17 Hey Lawdy Mama (2:46)
  18. 18 The Fives (2:47)
  19. 19 Boogie Woogie (3:03)
  20. 20 Dark Rapture (2:40)
  21. 21 Shorty George (2:46)
  22. 22 The Blues I Like to Hear (3:09)
  23. 23 Do You Wanna Jump, Children? (2:41)
  24. 24 Panassie Stomp (2:47)
Disc 3
  1. 1 My Heart Belongs To Daddy (2:56)
  2. 2 Sing for Your Supper (2:44)
  3. 3 Oh! Red (2:55)
  4. 4 Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well (3:06)
  5. 5 Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well (3:04)
  6. 6 Dupree Blues (3:05)
  7. 7 When The Sun Goes Down (2:47)
  8. 8 When The Sun Goes Down (2:56)
  9. 9 Red Wagon (2:54)
  10. 10 You Can Depend on Me (3:09)
  11. 11 Cherokee, Pt. 1 (3:12)
  12. 12 Cherokee, Pt. 2 (3:05)
  13. 13 Blame It On My Last Affair (2:45)
  14. 14 Blame It On My Last Affair (2:44)
  15. 15 Jive At Five (2:51)
  16. 16 Thursday (3:06)
  17. 17 Evil Blues (3:15)
  18. 18 Oh, Lady Be Good (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie Primary Artist, Piano
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Helen Humes Vocals
Jo Jones Drums
Jimmy Rushing Vocals
Lester Young Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Benny Morton Trombone
Walter Page Bass
Shad Collins Trumpet
Eddie Durham Guitar, Trombone
Herschel Evans Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Karl George Trumpet
George Hunt Trombone
Joe Keyes Trumpet
Dan Minor Trombone
Caughey Roberts Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells Trombone
Claude "Fiddler" Williams Guitar
Ed Lewis Trumpet
Bob Moore Trumpet
Technical Credits
Leroy Carr Composer
Count Basie Arranger, Composer
Buck Clayton Arranger
Harry "Sweets" Edison Composer, Contributor
Helen Humes Contributor
Jimmy Rushing Composer, Contributor
Andy Gibson Composer
Buster Smith Arranger, Composer
Don Redman Arranger
Richard M. Jones Composer
Clay Boland Composer
L. Charles Composer
Dave Grusin Executive Producer
Gene DePaul Composer
Eddie Durham Arranger, Composer
Herschel Evans Composer, Contributor
Fletcher Henderson Arranger
Arthur Freed Composer
Ira Kaplan Composer
Orrin Keepnews Reissue Producer
Don Kirkpatrick Arranger
Jerry Livingston Composer
Sonny Mediana Graphic Design
Rufus G. Perryman Composer
Don Raye Composer
Larry Rosen Executive Producer
James Van Heusen Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Edgar Battle Composer
Willie Bryant Composer
David Gibb Graphic Design
Andy Ruggirello Graphic Design
L. Wolfe Gilbert Composer
Mack David Composer
Victor Selsman Composer
Al Donahue Composer
Traditional Composer
Bickley S. Reichmer Composer
Scott Johnson Graphic Design
Joe Burke Composer
Alex Gibson Arranger
Cleve Reed Composer
Thomas Composer
Charlie Carpenter Composer
Ed Davis Composer
Elton Hill Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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