The Golden Years [Pablo]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Count Basie spent the last decade of his life recording regularly for Norman Granz's Pablo label. This four-CD set, which does not contain any material not available elsewhere, has "the best of" Basie's final period, 61 selections in all. Each disc covers a different although sometimes overlapping aspect of Basie's career: live performances, small groups, his big band and working behind vocalists. The Who's Who of Pablo's roster is featured with such soloists as various Basie members including tenor-saxophonist Jimmy Forrest and Eric Dixon, trombonist Al Grey and trumpeter Pete Minger, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, altoist Benny Carter, tenors Johnny Griffin, Zoot Sims and ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Count Basie spent the last decade of his life recording regularly for Norman Granz's Pablo label. This four-CD set, which does not contain any material not available elsewhere, has "the best of" Basie's final period, 61 selections in all. Each disc covers a different although sometimes overlapping aspect of Basie's career: live performances, small groups, his big band and working behind vocalists. The Who's Who of Pablo's roster is featured with such soloists as various Basie members including tenor-saxophonist Jimmy Forrest and Eric Dixon, trombonist Al Grey and trumpeter Pete Minger, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, altoist Benny Carter, tenors Johnny Griffin, Zoot Sims and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, trumpeters Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard, trombonists Vic Dickenson and J.J. Johnson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassists Niels Pedersen and Ray Brown, drummer Louie Bellson, pianist Oscar Peterson, and singers Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Big Joe Turner, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson who also plays alto, and band vocalist Bill Caffey. This well-conceived set is easily recommended to Count Basie fans who do not already own too many of his individual Pablo recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/3/1996
  • Label: Pablo
  • UPC: 025218441926
  • Catalog Number: 4419

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Basie Power (2:45)
  2. 2 The Meetin' Time (4:25)
  3. 3 Blues in Hoss' Flat (4:30)
  4. 4 Why Not? (3:17)
  5. 5 Good Time Blues (5:18)
  6. 6 Festival Blues (11:52)
  7. 7 Splanky (3:59)
  8. 8 The More I See You (3:11)
  9. 9 I Needs to Be Bee'd With (4:51)
  10. 10 Bookie Blues (14:29)
  11. 11 All of Me (2:44)
  12. 12 Shiny Stockings (4:27)
  13. 13 Basie (4:18)
  14. 14 There Will Never Be Another You (3:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Doubling Blues (6:57)
  2. 2 Baby Lawrence (3:04)
  3. 3 Burnin' (4:08)
  4. 4 Captain Bligh (6:36)
  5. 5 Honeysuckle Rose (6:23)
  6. 6 Blues for Eric (6:26)
  7. 7 I Surrender, Dear (6:48)
  8. 8 One O'Clock Jump (3:54)
  9. 9 Memories of You (4:55)
  10. 10 You Got It (5:18)
  11. 11 Ode to Pres (4:06)
  12. 12 Honi Coles (6:45)
  13. 13 Opus Six (6:32)
  14. 14 Blues in C (6:54)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Heat's On (2:41)
  2. 2 Orange Sherbert (3:37)
  3. 3 Ticker (4:37)
  4. 4 Swee' Pea (4:36)
  5. 5 Prime Time (7:33)
  6. 6 Corner Pocket (5:03)
  7. 7 Every Tub (2:29)
  8. 8 How Sweet It Is (7:58)
  9. 9 C.B. Express (6:05)
  10. 10 Beaver Junction (4:45)
  11. 11 Way out Basie (4:21)
  12. 12 Moten Swing (5:29)
  13. 13 Me and You (4:17)
  14. 14 Time Stream (4:07)
  15. 15 Katy (2:30)
  16. 16 The Blues Machine (6:27)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I'm Getting Sentimental over You (2:53)
  2. 2 My Kind of Trouble Is You (4:37)
  3. 3 Don't Worry 'bout Me (3:31)
  4. 4 Lena and Lenny (3:53)
  5. 5 The Honeydripper (6:42)
  6. 6 Blues Around the Clock (4:58)
  7. 7 Flip Flop and Fly (3:28)
  8. 8 My Jug and I (3:25)
  9. 9 Cherry Red (4:05)
  10. 10 Wee Baby Blues (5:33)
  11. 11 Blues for Joe Turner (5:55)
  12. 12 Every Day I Have the Blues (3:59)
  13. 13 Stormy Monday (3:32)
  14. 14 I Hate You Baby (4:38)
  15. 15 Lonesome Blues (1:47)
  16. 16 TV Mama (6:24)
  17. 17 Corrine, Corrina (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie Primary Artist, Piano
Sammy Nestico Conductor
Benny Carter Alto Saxophone
Eric Dixon Alto Saxophone, Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Plater Alto Saxophone, Flute, Saxophone
Danny Turner Alto Saxophone, Flute, Saxophone
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Chris Woods Alto Saxophone, Flute, Saxophone
Chris Woods Alto Saxophone, Flute, Saxophone
Milt Jackson Background Vocals, Vibraphone
Charlie Fowlkes Baritone Saxophone, Saxophone
Budd Johnson Baritone Saxophone
John Williams Baritone Saxophone, Saxophone
Keter Betts Bass
Ray Brown Bass
John Clayton Bass
John Duke Bass
Cleveland Eaton Bass
John Heard Bass
Norman Keenan Bass
James Leary Bass
Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen Bass
Louie Bellson Drums
Gregg Field Drums
Jake Hanna Drums
Duffy Jackson Drums
Gus Johnson Drums
Harold Jones Drums
Dennis Mackrel Drums
Roy McCurdy Drums
Butch Miles Drums
Sonny Payne Drums
Mickey Roker Drums
Jimmie Smith Drums
Dale Carley Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Sonny Cohn Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Bob Summers Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Frank Szabo Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Clark Terry Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Kenny Hing Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Eric Schneider Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Irving Ashby Guitar
Freddie Green Guitar
Joe Pass Guitar
Oscar Peterson Piano
Jimmy Forrest Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Peagler Saxophone
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Griffin Tenor Saxophone
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Curtis Fuller Trombone
Al Grey Trombone
Bob Hooks Trombone
Frank Hooks Trombone
Bill Hughes Trombone
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Grover Mitchell Trombone
Dennis Rowland Trombone
Mel Wanzo Trombone
Alonzo Wesley Jr. Trombone
Fred Wesley Trombone
Dennis Wilson Trombone
Mitchell Wood Trombone
Chris Albert Trumpet
Lin Biviano Trumpet
Paul Cohen Trumpet
Willie Cook Trumpet
Jim Crawford Trumpet
Harry Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Jack Feierman Trumpet
Stephen Furtado Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet
Pete Minger Trumpet
Bobby Mitchell Trumpet
Waymon Reed Trumpet
Nolan Andrew Smith Trumpet
Dave Stahl Trumpet
John Thomas Trumpet
Snooky Young Trumpet
Bill Caffey Vocals
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Big Joe Turner Vocals
Sarah Vaughan Vocals
Technical Credits
Sammy Nestico Arranger
Benny Carter Arranger
Bill Holman Arranger
Phil Carroll Art Direction, Cover Design
Phil Carroll Art Direction, Cover Design
Gilles Margerin Art Direction, Artwork, Cover Art
Angel Balestier Engineer
Paul Beattie Engineer
Hiroyuki Enari Engineer
Arne Frager Engineer
Ed Greene Engineer, Liner Notes
Grover Helsley Engineer
Jitsuji Honda Engineer
Dave Richards Engineer
Dennis Sands Engineer
Allen Sides Engineer
Bob Simpson Engineer
Geoff Sykes Engineer
John Luard Timperley Engineer
Rafael O. Valentin Engineer
Val Valentin Engineer
Steve Williams Engineer
Steve Williams Engineer
Benny Green Liner Notes
Eric Miller Liner Notes
Norman Granz Producer
Phil DeLancie Remastering
David Luke Remixing
Tom Size Remixing
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