Count Basie Cocktail Hour (2-CD)

Cocktail Hour (2-CD)
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  CMBR 212007
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Columbia River Ent.

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Swinging at the Daisy Chain
  • Buy for $0.992.Roseland Shuffle
  • Buy for $0.993.Exactly Like You
  • Buy for $0.994.Boo-Hoo
  • Buy for $0.995.The Glory of Love
  • Buy for $0.996.Boogie Woogie
  • Buy for $0.997.Smarty (You Know It All)
  • Buy for $0.998.John's Idea
  • Buy for $0.999.Our Love Was Meant to Be
  • Buy for $0.9910.Out the Window
  • Buy for $0.9911.Georgianna
  • Buy for $0.9912.Every Tub
  • Buy for $0.9913.Now Will You Be Good?
  • Buy for $0.9914.Mama Don't Want No Peas 'N' Rice 'N' Coconut Oil

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Blue and Sentimental
  • Buy for $0.992.Stop Beating Around the Mulberry Bush
  • Buy for $0.993.Texas Shuffle
  • Buy for $0.994.The Fives
  • Buy for $0.995.Blues I Like to Hear
  • Buy for $0.996.Do You Wanna Jump, Children?
  • Buy for $0.997.My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • Buy for $0.998.Sing for Your Supper
  • Buy for $0.999.Dupree Blues
  • Buy for $0.9910.Cherokee
  • Buy for $0.9911.Blame It on My Last Affair
  • Buy for $0.9912.Jive at Five
  • Buy for $0.9913.Evil Blues
  • Buy for $0.9914.Oh, Lady Be Good

Product Description:

Count Basie's group came roaring out of Kansas City in the late 1930s, epitomizing the hard-swinging big-band sound of the era. Rough and ready, they challenged the big-band title then held by Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson. Employing punchy, syncopated horn riffs, a solid four-to-the-bar rhythm section, and Basie's own economical, impeccably timed piano, the band sounds like a machine. Here, Basie's piano subtly refers to boogie-woogie, the smooth saxes answering the brassy exclamations, and the drums stoking the fire along through two budget-priced CDs of material. The band swings through numbers like "Every Tub," "Jive at Five," and "Cherokee" with confidence and spunk. Great vocals by Helen Humes and Jimmy Rushing ice the cake. If you feel a need for music that personifies Kansas City swing, this is it. A word to the wise: the set lacks info on the individual sessions, preferring instead to pack the CDs with tunes and leave the cover for sleek, cocktail-inspired art. --Wally Shoup

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 723723583321
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items