The Jubilee Alternatives

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Like Hindsight's Count Basie and His Orchestra 1944, The Jubilee Alternatives covers the period from December 1943 until October 1944, when the Musicians' Union's ban meant that few major acts got to record. Some of the songs on this 71-minute CD overlap with Hindsight's 44 minutes, but a most are unused alternate takes or completely unused songs, drawn from the same sessions and featuring the likes of Lester Young and Illinois Jacquet, as well as Buddy Rich on drums. These were all recordings originally intended for broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service "Jubilee" shows; hence the name of this CD. Highlights include a swinging, bouncy version of Harry Edison's "Beaver ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Like Hindsight's Count Basie and His Orchestra 1944, The Jubilee Alternatives covers the period from December 1943 until October 1944, when the Musicians' Union's ban meant that few major acts got to record. Some of the songs on this 71-minute CD overlap with Hindsight's 44 minutes, but a most are unused alternate takes or completely unused songs, drawn from the same sessions and featuring the likes of Lester Young and Illinois Jacquet, as well as Buddy Rich on drums. These were all recordings originally intended for broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service "Jubilee" shows; hence the name of this CD. Highlights include a swinging, bouncy version of Harry Edison's "Beaver Junction" that predates the official commercial version by seven years; a superb Jimmy Rushing showcase, "Harvard Blues"; two distinctly different takes both very hot of "Jumpin' at the Woodside"; a Thelma Carpenter-sung version of "More Than You Know"; a pair of brisk, hot classics, "Let's Jump" and "Avenue C"; and an early version of "Andy's Blues." The sound quality is perfect, right down to the crisp presence of Freddie Green's guitar, and the annotation is complete to the smallest detail. And that scandal, as with the Hindsight release that this disc adjoins, is that there's more early-1940s Basie material available here than there is from Columbia, his official label of the period -- and like the Hindsight release, it's a necessity for any collection of Basie's music, or for anyone who loves early-'40s swing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/1995
  • Label: Hep Records
  • EAN: 5016275200385
  • Catalog Number: 38

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jumpin' at the Woodside - Count Basie Orchestra (4:58)
  2. 2 I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town - Count Basie Orchestra (2:48)
  3. 3 I've Found a New Baby - Count Basie Orchestra (2:55)
  4. 4 Andy's Blues - Count Basie Orchestra (4:42)
  5. 5 My Ideal - Count Basie Orchestra (2:38)
  6. 6 Avenue C - Count Basie Orchestra (2:55)
  7. 7 Basie's Bag (Basie Boogie) - Count Basie Orchestra (2:11)
  8. 8 More Than You Know - Count Basie Orchestra (4:19)
  9. 9 Let's Jump - Count Basie Orchestra (4:01)
  10. 10 Harvard Blues - Count Basie Orchestra (4:38)
  11. 11 One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie Orchestra (4:11)
  12. 12 Dinah - Count Basie Orchestra (2:09)
  13. 13 Baby Won't You Please Come Home? - Count Basie Orchestra (1:53)
  14. 14 Rock-A-Bye Basie - Count Basie Orchestra (5:09)
  15. 15 Swing Shift - Count Basie Orchestra (3:19)
  16. 16 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You? - Count Basie Orchestra (4:04)
  17. 17 Beaver Junction - Count Basie Orchestra (3:37)
  18. 18 Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me - Count Basie Orchestra (3:15)
  19. 19 My, What a Fry - Count Basie Orchestra (3:58)
  20. 20 Jumpin' at the Woodside - Count Basie Orchestra (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie & His Orchestra Primary Artist
Count Basie Indexed Contributor, Piano
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Illinois Jacquet Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones Drums
Joe Newman Trumpet
Buddy Rich Drums
Jimmy Rushing Vocals
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Thelma Carpenter Vocals
Al Killian Trumpet
Jimmy Powell Alto Saxophone
Eli Robinson Trombone
Rudy Rutherford Clarinet, Baritone
Louis Taylor Trombone
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
Dicky Wells Trombone
Snooky Young Trumpet
Count Basie Orchestra Track Performer
Joe Newman Quartet Trumpet
Rodney Richardson Bass, Baritone Saxophone
Ed Lewis Trumpet
Robert Scott Trombone
Technical Credits
Count Basie Arranger, Composer
Buck Clayton Arranger
Andy Gibson Arranger
Jimmy Mundy Arranger
Sir Charles Thompson Arranger, Composer
James Dunn Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Bob Russell Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Chris Sheridan Liner Notes
Buster Harding Arranger
John R.T. Davies Remastering
John Haxby Artwork, Graphic Design
Alastair Robertson Producer
Joe Young Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Newell Chase Composer
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