Count Basie 1944-1945

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Circle


  • Buy for $0.991.Tush
  • Buy for $0.992.Time Alone Will Tell - (featuring Freddie Bryant)
  • Buy for $0.993.Ain't It The Truth?
  • Buy for $0.994.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - (featuring Jimmy Rushing)
  • Buy for $0.995.Rockin' The Blues
  • Buy for $0.996.I Dream Of You - (featuring Thelma Carpenter)
  • Buy for $0.997.Let's Jump
  • Buy for $0.998.This I Love Above All - (featuring Freddie Bryant)
  • Buy for $0.999.Circus In Rhythm
  • Buy for $0.9910.Wish You Were Waiting For Me - (featuring Maxine Johnson)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Harvard Blues - (featuring Jimmy Rushing)
  • Buy for $0.9912.I'm Fer It Too
  • Buy for $0.9913.I Should Care - (featuring Earl Warren)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Sugarhill Shuffle
  • Buy for $0.9915.I Didn't Know About You - (featuring Maxine Johnson)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Please Don't Say No - (featuring Earl Warren)
  • Buy for $0.9917.Just An Old Manuscript

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Count Basie (leader, piano); Earle Warren (vocals, saxophone); Jimmy Rushing, Thelma Carpenter, Freddie Bryant, Maxine Johnson (vocals); Lester Young (tenor saxophone).
Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Earle Warren (vocals, alto saxophone); Freddie Bryant, Jimmy Rushing, Thelma Carpenter (vocals); Freddie Green (guitar); Rudy Rutherford (clarinet, baritone saxophone); Lester Young , Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone); Ed Lewis, Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet); Dicky Wells, Eli Robinson, Lewis Taylor, Al Killian (trombone).
Recording information: 01/10/1944-02/23/1945.
This is the second of two albums recorded by Count Basie's Orchestra during the halt in commercial recordings caused by the Musician's Union strike of 1944-45. These historically important 17 tunes document the all too brief return of tenor man Lester Young to the Basie lineup.
This is a markedly different band from the one heard in the prewar Kansas City days. The music is heavier, harder hitting, and tighter. However, Basie and company retain a buoyant swing throughout. Vocals by Jimmy Rushing, Thelma Carpenter, and others add a romantic flair, and Lester Young's lyrical playing makes this set as classic as it is inimitable; he uses his light, airy tone to create solos that almost overshadow the songs. Highlights include the moonstruck ballad "I Dream of You," and the foot stomping "Circus in Rhythm."

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  • Sales Rank: 61,688
  • UPC: 762247413028
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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