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In the early days of the Count Basie big band, many of his most enduring tunes were written and played. Quite a few are are available on this 18-track compilation; therefore, this set is valuable to those who want a collection of many of his truly greatest hits. Among the evergreens: "One O'Clock Jump," "Every Tub," "Blue and Sentimental," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Shorty George," "Jive at Five," the non-Basie-written but still classic "Topsy," and the legendary Jimmy "Mr. 5 X 5" Rushing singing "Sent for You Yesterday." You'd be hard-pressed to find a better grouping of preeminent Basie charts.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/1998
Label: Verve
UPC: 0011105992022
catalogNumber: 9920
Rank: 218708


  1. Honeysuckle Rose
  2. Swinging at the Daisy Chain
  3. Roseland Shuffle
  4. Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)
  5. One O'Clock Jump
  6. John's Idea
  7. Time Out
  8. Topsy
  9. Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)
  10. Every Tub
  11. Swingin' the Blues
  12. Blue and Sentimental
  13. Doggin' Around
  14. Texas Shuffle
  15. Jumpin' at the Woodside
  16. Shorty George
  17. Jive at Five
  18. Oh, Lady Be Good

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist,Piano
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
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
George Hunt   Trombone
Joe Keyes   Trumpet
Dan Minor   Trombone
Caughey Roberts   Alto Saxophone
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Claude "Fiddler" Williams   Guitar
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Bob Moore   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Harry Edison   Arranger,Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Andy Gibson   Arranger,Composer
Buster Smith   Arranger
Eddie Durham   Arranger,Composer
Herschel Evans   Arranger,Composer
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Edgar Battle   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Jim Macnie   Liner Notes
Kerosene Halo   Art Direction
Mack David   Composer
Stephen Campbell   Illustrations

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