The Centennial Anthology

The Centennial Anthology

by Count Basie & His Orchestra


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The Centennial Anthology

Count Basie was the fulcrum that swung at the center of the swing band era, and the list of amazing musicians who served in Basie's orchestra in one capacity or another is more than impressive (a list that includes Lester Young, Jimmy Rushing, B.B. King, Billy Eckstine, Don Byas, Snooky Young, and many others). This set, which spans 1937 to 1959 and includes classics like "One O'Clock Jump," "Lester Leaps In," "Stormy Monday Blues," and "Ain't Misbehavin'," among others, makes a nice introduction (at a budget price) to Basie's signature brand of Kansas City swing.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2005
Label: Mastercuts Lifestyle
UPC: 0881162805524
catalogNumber: 8055
Rank: 241546

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Count Basie   Organ,Piano,Soloist
Buck Clayton   Trumpet,Soloist
Billy Eckstine   Vocals
Harry Edison   Trumpet,Soloist
Freddie Green   Guitar
Grey   Trombone
Jo Jones   Drums
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Annie Ross   Vocals
Marshall Royal   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Rushing   Vocals
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Joe Williams   Vocals
Lester Young   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Walter Page   Bass,Electric Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Henry Coker   Trombone
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Ed Cuffee   Trombone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Eddie Durham   Trombone
Herschel Evans   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Jewell L. Grant   Alto Saxophone
Jon Hendricks   Vocals
Joe Keyes   Trumpet
Killian   Trumpet
B.B. King   Vocals
Dan Minor   Trombone
Dick Nash   Trombone
Sonny Payne   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Milt Raskin   Piano
Caughey Roberts   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Earle Warren   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Soloist
Jack Washington   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Frank Wess   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Claude "Fiddler" Williams   Guitar
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Lynne Sherman   Vocals
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis   Conductor
Eddie Jones   Bass
E. Jones   Bass
Joe Newman Quartet   Trumpet
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Herman Mitchell   Guitar
Benny Morton's All Stars   Trombone
Bobby Moore   Trumpet
John Anderson   Trumpet
Carl "The Truth" Smith   Trumpet
Earl Warren   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Memphis Slim   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Tab Smith   Arranger
Lester Young   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Buster Smith   Arranger
Bob Crowder   Composer
Eddie Durham   Arranger,Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Athan Maroulis   Liner Notes,Art Direction,Annotation
Arthur Johnston   Composer
B.T. Green   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Murray Mencher   Composer
Ken Tighe   Copy Editing

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