Count Meets the Duke/Classics

Count Meets the Duke/Classics

by Count Basie



This single CD combines the legendary meeting of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestra's from the 1962 Columbia LP First Time and the Basie band's 1955 Columbia release Classics of the Great Count Basie Band. But First Time is not a straight reissue, as "Wild Man" from the recording Paris Blues is added. The actual Ellington/Basie combine is on three cuts only, and they do roar. Of the 12 straight Basie sides, four are truly classic blues, featuring the fabulous Mr. 5x5, Jimmy Rushing. As single CDs, these would come up short time-wise, but here they're well within the 80-minute CD time restriction, and certainly worth your hard earned dinero.

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Release Date: 01/30/2007
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431785324
catalogNumber: 7853

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