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Count Basie One Night Stand Broadcasts 1944-1946 (2CD)

Count Basie One Night Stand Broadcasts 1944-1946 (2CD)

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During the latter years of WWII and thereafter, the American Forces Radio Service broadcast regular shows to entertain the troops and maintain morale, and many of the top swing and big bands of the day undertook live broadcasts as part of this effort. This collection brings together five performances by Count Basies Orchestra between 1944 and 1946 at popular New York venues, which went out as part of the AFRS One Night Stand series. The line-ups feature some of the top names to pass through Basies band Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Walter Page, Harry Sweets Edison, Dicky Wells and Jo Jones among them, and with Jimmy Rushing and Thelma Carpenter among the featured vocalists.

The recordings have not been readily available on CD, and so are likely to be of interest to collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy capturing the atmosphere of the live jazz broadcasts, complete with linking announcements, which were very much part of that era. Basies band exhibits all the classic features of his style, with its innovative and highly developed rhythm section, stinging riffs, and flowing solos from players with their own distinctive musical personalities. Its a very enjoyable insight into a top band going about its regular daily work of entertaining its audiences, and a pleasing musical snapshot of its times.
 
 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 It's Sand Man Count Basie & His Orch.
2 I Dream of You Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Thelma Carpenter)
3 Circus In Rhythm Count Basie & His Orch.
4 Time Alone Will Tell Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Earl Warren)
5 I'm In Love With Someone Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Thelma Carpenter)
6 Swing Shift (May 22nd 1944) Count Basie & His Orch.
7 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Jimmy Rushing)
8 Jumpin' At The Woodside (May 22nd 1944) Count Basie & His Orch.
9 One O'Clock Jump (Theme - May 22nd 1944) Count Basie & His Orch.
10 One O'Clock Jump (Theme - Jan 25th 1945) Count Basie & His Orch.
11 Red Bank Boogie (Jan. 25th 1945) Count Basie & His Orch.
12 This Heart Of Mine Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Maxine Johnson)
13 I'm Gonna See My Baby Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Jimmy Rushing)
14 Paging Mr. Green Count Basie & His Orch.
15 Sleigh Ride In July Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Maxine Johnson)
16 Swing Shift (Feb. 2nd 1945) Count Basie & His Orch.
17 Solo Flight Count Basie & His Orch.
18 Wish You Were Waiting For me Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Maxine Johnson)
19 Together Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Jimmy Rushing)
20 Hey Rube Count Basie & His Orch.
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Medley: One O'Clock Jump (Theme), Jazz me Blues Count Basie & His Orch.
2 I'm Just A Lucky So And So Count Basie & His Orch.(Vocal by Ann Moore)
3 San Jose Count Basie & His Orch.
4 Adventure (July 26th 1946) Count Basie & His Orch.(Vocal by Bob Bailey)
5 Red Bank Boogie (July 26th 1946) Count Basie & His Orch.
6 Take Me Back Baby Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Jimmy Rushing)
7 Queer Street Count Basie & His Orch.
8 Mean To Me Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Ann Moore))
9 Every Tub Count Basie & His Orch.
10 One O'Clock Jump (Theme - Aug. 2nd 1946) Count Basie & His Orch.
11 My What A Fry Count Basie & His Orch.
12 Adventure (Aug. 2nd 1946) Count Basie & His Orch.
13 Down For Double Count Basie & His Orch.
14 I Don't Know Why Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Ann Moore)
15 I'm Just A Lucky So And So Count Basie & His Orch.
16 9.20 Special Count Basie & His Orch.
17 Blue Skies Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocal by Jimmy Rushing)
18 Jumpin' At The Woodside (Aug. 2nd 1946 - incomplete) Count Basie & His Orch.
  • EAN:
    824046312626
  • Discs:
    2
  • Release:
    March 2015
  • Artist:
    Count Basie
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3126
  • Weight:
    0.12kg