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Count Basie First Time! The Count Meets The Duke / Count Basie Classics

First Time! The Count Meets The Duke / Count
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album #1: Columbia CS 8515 (1962)
  • Original Album #2: Columbia CL 754 (1955)

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William "Count" Basie is one of the most important band leaders of the swing era. His big band arrangements and performances are the epitome of swing and continue to influence jazz. On these recordings, Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's big bands combine on swing classics, "Take The A Train", "Jumpin' At the Woodside" and "Until I Met You". Basie's band swings through "Red Bank Boogie" and "One O' Clock Jump."


  • 1.Battle Royal
  • 2.To You
  • 3.Take The "A" Train
  • 4.Until I Met You
  • 5.Wild Man
  • 6.Segue In C
  • 7.BDB
  • 8.Jumpin' At The Woodside
  • 9.Red Bank Boogie
  • 10.It's Sand, Man!
  • 11.Jimmy's Blues
  • 12.The Mad Boogie
  • 13.Goin' To Chicago Blues
  • 14.Avenue C
  • 15.The King
  • 16.Taps Miller
  • 17.Rusty Dusty Blues
  • 18.Rambo
  • 19.You Can't Run Around (Blues)
  • 20.One O' Clock Jump

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD.
Personnel: Jimmy Rushing (vocals).
Liner Note Authors: George T. Simon; Stanley Dance.
Recording information: 07/07/1961/??/??/1955.
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Burt Goldblatt.
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. ~ Michael G. Nastos

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 20,629
  • UPC: 090431785324
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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