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Basie On The Beatles

LP (Item 395559) Happy Tiger, 1969 — Condition: Used
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4.80 5

A strangely wonderful album – Count Basie's group performing tunes by the Beatles, and doing a better job than they had on a similar Verve album from a few years before! Part of the credit goes to arranger Bob Florence, who gives the tunes a really fluid swing – with lots of cascading reed parts that soar and dip in a groovy late 60s mode that's perfect for the songs. Basie and crew clearly enjoy their work, too – and the band really sets up nicely on late Beatles tunes that include "Norwegian Wood", "The Fool On The Hill", "Something", "Get Back", "Come Together", and "Penny Lane". (Cover has light staining and a sticker in one corner.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.

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Additional Marks & Notes

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