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Count Basie88 Basie Street ... LP
Pablo, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Very fluid later work from Count Basie – a set that has that nice open-ended Pablo Records approach, but which still comes across with that brilliant Basie groove that first emerged most strongly in the 50s! Players are a mix of young and old, and the group includes Grover Mitchell and Booty Wood on trombones, Sonny Cohn and Jim Crawford on trumpets, John Williams on baritone, Eric Dixon on tenor and flute, Kenny Hing on tenor, Chris Woods on alto and flute, Joe Pass on guitar, and Cleveland Eaton on bass. Tracks are on the long side, and titles include "88 Basie Street", "Bluesville", "The Blues Machine", "Contractor's Blues", "Katy", and "Sunday At The Savoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen and a corner cut.)

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Count BasieBasie Big Band ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The Basie band is plenty big here – but never too much so to lose their confident swing of earlier years! The Count is still firmly at the helm at the time of this recording – leading and playing keys with that spacious, stepping quality that makes a Basie number of the later years groove so nicely. But there's also some wonderfully complex patterns on the horns – new shadings and colorings that come through on the album's batch of all original tracks by Sam Nestico, whose presence in the group in the 70s really helped shape its sound. Sam's work here is every bit as valuable as Neal Hefti's in the 50s – and tunes like "Front Burner", "Freckle Face", "Orange Sherbert", "Soft As Velvet", and "Midnight Freight" push the group far past the cliches they might have fallen into during these later years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Count BasieBest Of Count Basie ... CD
Pablo, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "Blues For Alfy", "Ticker", "Tree Frog", "Festival Blues", and "Swee' Pea". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $3.99
The 50s Basie band, loud and proud – recorded beautifully by Verve on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 – a great year, both for the group and the fest! The lineup here features Count Basie firmly at the helm on piano – with players who include Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Frank Foster on tenor – plus Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpets – all tightly grooving on arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, AK Salim, and others – filled with plenty of Basie jumps, leaps, and vamps! Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on the track "Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today" – and other tracks include "Lester Leaps In", "Swingin At Newport", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Evenin". CD also contains 5 more bonus tracks from another Verve album – Count Basie & Joe Williams at Newport, most with Williams on vocals – including "All Right Okay You Win", "The Comeback", "Roll 'Em Pete", "Smack Dab In The Middle", and "One O' Clock Jump". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieCount! ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1952. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little gem from the Count Basie years on Verve – a tight little record that has Basie really reinventing his sound for the 50s – an album that's filled with short, uncomplicated tracks that have a surprisingly easy-going groove! The arrangements are swinging and tight, with that Hefti-styled focus on a core element that really moves the tunes along – delivered by some great solo work from players that include Joe Newman on trumpet, Henry Coker on trombone, and Marshall Royal on alto. Basie has plenty of space to tinkle the ivories in mellow soul lines, too – and tracks include "Sure Thing", "Why Not", "Fawncy Meeting You", "Bootsie", "Bunny", "Cash Box", and "Basie Talks". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Count BasieEchoes Of An Era (Kansas City Suite/Easin It) ... LP
Roulette, 1960/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Ga tefold ... $7.99
A Basie 2-fer! First up is Kanas City Suite – a great little set – despite our initial fears! We'll admit that we're the first ones to shy away from anything that says "Kansas City" in the title – as we expect a lot of hoke – but this album's a surprisingly great batch of tunes, original numbers written by Benny Carter in honor of the KC of days past, but arranged and performed by the Basie group in a swinging style that's got the best touches of their Roulette years, plus a bit of Ellingtonish ambition in the horn charts. Titles include "Katy Do", "Miss Missouri", "Jackson County Jubilee", "Sunset Glow", "Meetin Time", and "The Wiggle Walk". Easin It is a soulful Basie swinger – thanks to some great tunes from Frank Foster! Most tracks are longer than usual for a Roulette album – and titles include "Brotherly Shove", "Easin It", "Blues For Daddy-O", "Four Five Six", and "Mama Dev". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue.)

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Count BasieHave A Nice Day ... CD
EmArcy, 1971. Used ... $33.99
With Al Grey, Bill Hughes, Groer Mitchell, Melvin Wanxo, and John Watson Sr on trombones; Paul Cohen, George "Sonny" Cohn, George Minger, and Waymon Reed on trumpets; Bobby "Jersey Bounce" Plater, Eric Dixon, Curtis Peagler, JC Williams, and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on saxophones; Freddie Green on guitar, Norman "Dewey" Keenan on bass, and Harold Jones on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn parts in this mode that was extremely soulful, yet never with the hoke that could sometimes mar a Basie set – a style that was very 60s groovy, and which really helped breathe new life into the Count's ensemble! The album's a killer all the way through – and the tunes are all originals – written by Quincy, and arranged especially for the set – great little numbers that include "Nasty Magus", "Dum Dum", "Boody Rumble", "Count Em", "Belly Roll", and "Lil Ol Groovemaker Basie"! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieMe & You ... CD
Pablo, 1983. Used ... $8.99
A very late set from Basie – but still swinging hard in the best Pablo mode! Some tracks also feature a smaller group – with Booty Wood on trombone and Eric Dixon on tenor. CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieMontreux 77 – Count Basie Jam ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Benny Carter on alto, Zoot Sims on tenor, Vic Dickenson and Al Grey on trombone, Ray Brown on bass, and Jimmie Smith on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some splitting in the top seam.)

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Count BasieOn The Road ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Freddie Green on guitar, Keter Betts on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums, with orchestra! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Count BasiePrime Time ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The title's not a hokey TV reference or anything like that – but a strong reminder that the Count Basie group was still very much in their prime during the 1970s, thanks especially to the recording talents that the Pablo label brought to records like this! Most of the work here was arranged and composed by Sam Nestico – the talent who was bringing a really fresh voice to the Basie group while still keeping most of its best elements intact. The track "Bundle O Funk" features some great Fender bass in the grooves, and is arguably one of the few funky tracks that Basie ever recorded – but other tracks get back to an all acoustic groove, and include "The Great Debate", "Ya Gotta Try", "Reachin Out", "Featherweight", and "Prime Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Count BasieThis Time By Basie! ... CD
Reprise, 1963. Used ... $3.99
We totally dig Basie's work from the mid 60s! He was working with Quincy Jones at the time – and Quince laid down some very soulful arrangements that used the best jazz elements of the Basie group to turn out some great pop instrumental tracks with a very groovy sound. This album's a perfect example of that format, as it features some great Basie sidemen, grooving nicely to Quincy's hip swinging arrangements of pop material like "Walk, Don't Run", "Fly Me To The Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "One Mint Julep". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieUnbeatable Basie Beat ... CD
Avid (Australia), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $5.99
Includes the songs "Honeysuckle Rose", "Blue And Sentimental", "Taxi War Dance", "John's Idea", "Topsy", "Every Tub", "Swinging The Blues", "Jumpin' At The Woodside", "Boogie Woogie", "How Long Blues", "Panassie Stomp", "Jive At Five", "Lady Be Good", "Doggin' Around", "Texas Shuffle", "Dickie's Dream", "Lester Leaps In", "Tickle Toe", "Red Bank Boogie", "Cherokee (Parts 1 & 2)", and "One O'Clock Jump". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie's Beatle Bag ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $12.99
An amazing little record – with results that are even greater than the sum of its parts! As you'd guess from the title, Count Basie takes on the 60s sounds of The Beatles – but he's doing so with arrangements from the great Chico O'Farrill – who really keeps things interesting throughout – throwing in those hip rhythms and odd twists and turns he first forged with his Latin recordings – in ways that definitely live up to the groovy pedigree of the tunes. And the Basie group's got a groovier sound than usual – probably due to the arrangements – and Basie plays some nice organ riffs on a number of the album's tracks – one of the Count's rare outings on the instrument, always a treat. Titles include "Help!", "Can't Buy Me Love", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "All My Loving", and "And I Love Her". Proof that The Beatles' influence was way farther reaching than you'd ever expect! CD
(Out of print, 1998 digipack pressing. Small index sticker on spine – otherwise in great shape!)

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Count Basie with Jimmy RushingBlues By Basie (Jazz Odyssey pressing) ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/1940s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Features some great vocals by Jimmy Rushing – plus early Basie swingers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Count Basie with Jimmy Rushing & Helen HumesGood Morning Blues ... LP
MCA, Late 30s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
With Lester Young, Herschel Evans, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Benny Morton, Dicky Wells, Freddie Green, Jo Jones, Walter Page, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue.)

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Count Basie/Dizzy Gillespie/Ray Brown/Mickey RokerGifted Ones ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A quartet date with Basie on piano, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Ray Brown on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums. Titles include "Back To The Land", "Constantinople", "You Got It", "St James Infirmary", "Follow The Leader" and "Ow". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Bennett/Count BasieLife Is A Song ... CD
Century/PNEC, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Hard to believe it took a few decades in the careers of both players for them to record together – but that's exactly what you've got here – a landmark meeting of Count Basie and Duke Ellington from the early 60s, near the tail end of Duke's classic stretch on Columbia! Teo Macero produced the session with just the right amount of care and class to keep the whole thing from being an exercise in cliche – and there's a surprising amount of depth here that you might not expect – the best modern elements of Duke's orchestra on Columbia, coming into play with a bit more of the fire and vamp of the Basie group at the time! Titles include "Battle Royal", "Wild Man", "Segue In C", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "To You", and "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Ella Fitzgerald/Count Basie/Joe WilliamsOne O'Clock Jump (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. Used ... $29.99
Ella Fitzgerald joins the unbeatable late 50s team of Count Basie and Joe Williams – singing a bit of duets with Joe, and also letting him take the lead on his own! Players include Joe Newman and Thad Jones on trumpets, Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenors, Freddie Greene on guitar, and Count Basie on piano! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Earl Hines/Count BasieJazz Royalty (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
EmArcy, 1944. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $19.99
An unusual 7" pressing of this album! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a split bottom seam and some aging.)

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Oscar Peterson & Count BasieSatch & Josh, Again ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A very unusual twin-piano album – one that features the talents of Oscar Peterson and Count Basie on the keys, with just bass and drums to back them up! The format's one of the most relaxed you'll hear from Pablo Records, and it makes for a really unique look at both players – especially Basie, who's often comping the keys behind a much larger band. The Count definitely brings a rhythmic flow to the record, and Peterson opens up nicely in the setting – and each player handles an electric piano on a track apiece, too. Titles include "Red Wagon", "Roots", "Lil Darlin", "Cherry", "Lady Fitz", and "Lester Leaps In". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank Sinatra & Count BasieIt Might As Well Be Swing ... CD
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
One of Sinatra's greatest records ever – pure genius all the way through! Frank's backed here by the orchestra of Count Basie, with some incredible arrangements by Quincy Jones that really have a jazzy, syncopated kick to them. The move seems to be an unintentional way of covering for Frank's slightly failing pipes – but it also picks up on a seminal beat change in 60s pop, the same sort of gentle snapping groove that you'd find in the best work by Bacharach, a shift that really infuses Frank's vocals with a whole new sound, one that shows that he's ready to keep on growing and growing after being stuck in a Nelson Riddle rut. All tracks are superb – hip 60s pop and showtunes, like "I Believe In You", "Fly Me To the Moon", "More", "The Good Life", "Wives & Lovers", and "I Wanna Be Around". CD
(Remastered version.)

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Joe Turner & Count BasieBosses ... LP
Pablo, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
With Eddie Davis and Zoot Sims on tenor, Harry Edison on trumpet, JJ Johnson on trombone, Ray Brown on bass, Irving Ashby on guitar, and Louis Bellson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieApril In Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". Features 6 bonus tracks too! CD
(Verve Master Edition.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie (aka E=MC2) ... CD
Roulette, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of THE seminal Basie albums of all time – and a masterful pairing between the Count and arranger Neal Hefti! Hefti has an amazing ear for the Basie groove, and he works here to re-fit the overall sound of the group with a tighter, more fluid approach – one that ensured that they'd be alive and booming well into the 60s. The Hefti touch is one that's slightly lighter than the Basie of before – one that assumes the bump at the bottom, but never overdoes it – and instead almost uses the sound of no sound at all to carry the rhythm – while the horns at the top of the group are vamping around in these majestic charts that break out into fantastically searing solos. Basie's on piano, natch – and other players include Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Henry Coker, Al Grey, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Titles are all brilliant Hefti originals – and include "After Supper", "Flight Of The Foo Birds", "Teddy The Toad", "Splanky", "Fantail", and "Lil Darlin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie At Birdland ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set from Count Basie – recorded during the height of his years at Roulette! The back cover of the record proclaims that "Basie Is Back Home" – clearly a bit by Birdland to lay claim to being the Count's home address, which is a bit of a challenge to his KC roots! Whatever the back story, though, the set's a nice one – swinging hard in that completely tight 60s mode, with a great lineup that includes Frank Foster and Budd Johnson on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Bennie Powell on trombone, and Freddie Green on guitar – a really great group who definitely make the record a cooker! Tracks include "Good Time Blues", "Segue In C", "Little Pony", "Discommotion", and "Whirly Bird", which has a vocal by Jon Hendricks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie In London ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Basie was getting all over the place during the 50s – and this set's a great little concert recorded in London! The album's classic Basie for Verve – with Joe Williams on vocals on 3 tracks, and a tight group that includes Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Matthew Gee, and Frank Foster. Titles include "Flute Juice", "Nails", "Blues Backstage", "Corner Pocket", "Roll Em Pete", and "Well All Right Okay You Win". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Jam ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An all-star jam session from Montreux in 1973 – recorded in true Verve style by the great Norman Granz, Count Basie at the head of a group that includes Louie Bellson, Ray Brown, JJ Johnson, Harry Edison, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and Zoot Sims! Tracks are nice lengthy rakes of Basie classics, with plenty of solo space – a bit tighter than a more traditional jam session, probably because the players get along so well together! 5 numbers in all, including "Doubling The Blues", "Hanging Out", "Red Bank Blues", "One-Nighter" and "Freeport Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieChairman of The Board ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way before Sinatra first grabbed the "Chairman Of The Board" title for his own musical persona, Basie laid great claim to the tag with this tight little album for Roulette! The album's got the 50s Basie band working at the height of their powers – with original compositions written and arranged by Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, and Frank Wess – all of whom play in the bad, along with other all-stars like Freddie Green, Billy Mitchell, and Al Grey. The sound is tight, soulful, and searing Basie all the way through – with tunes that include "Segue In C", "Blues In Hoss' Flat", "Who Me?", "The Deacon", "Half Moon Street", "Mutt & Jeff", "TV Time", "Speaking Of Sounds", and "HRH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Count BasieEvergreens ... LP
Groove Merchant, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With MF Wanzo, Grover Mitchell, and Bill Hughes on trombones; Gene Goe, Oscar Brashear, W Reed, and Sonny Cohn on trumpets; Charlie Fowlkes on baritone, Marshal Royal and Bobby Plater on alto, Eric Dixon and Eddie Davis on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, Norman Keenan on bass, and Harold Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Count BasieHigh Voltage ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late niceness from Count Basie – and a set that definitely lives up to its name – a really high energy set, and one of the few times that Basie ever recorded for the MPS label! The group here works with sharp arrangements from Chico O'Farrill – who's got that punchy groove he was really perfecting in the 60s – a rhythmic snap that works just as well with the Basie group as Neal Hefti's charts did a decade before! Tunes are mostly standards, served up in a no-nonsense mode that's very heavy on the overall rhythmic conception of the group – but with some nice breakout solo moments, too – as you might hope for with a group that includes Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, Eric Dixon on flute and tenor, Joe Newman on trumpet, Jerry Dodgion on alto, and Buddy Morrow on trombone. Titles include "Together", "If I Were A Bell", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Chicago", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Day In Day Out", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieI Told You So ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Count and orchestra play arrangements by Bill Homan – with Sonny Cohn, Pete Minger, Bobby Mitchell, John Thomas, and Jack Feierman on trumpets; Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Bill Hughes, and Mel Wanzo on trombones; Jimmy Forrest, Eric Dixon, Danny Turner, Bobby Plater, and Charlie Fowlkes on saxophones; John Duke on bass, Fred Green on guitar, and Butch Miles on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a thin mark across the bottom.)

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✨✧ Count BasieLive In Japan 78 ... CD
Pablo, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded live with orchestra in Hamamatsu City, with notable sidemen including Waymon Reed, John Clayton, Freddie Green, Butch Miles, and many more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieSixteen Men Swinging (Dance Session Vol 1 & 2) ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two wonderful early 50s albums recorded by Count Basie for Verve – both sessions aimed at the dancefloor, and served up with an undeniably soulful groove! The style here is hard and swinging – the older Basie mode refined for the 50s – thanks to arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Frank Foster, Neal Hefti, Manny Albam, and others! Groups on the set are often a bit small – and feature reeds by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Paul Quinichette; trumpets by Thad Jones, Joe Wilder, and Joe Newman; trombone from Henry Coker and Benny Powell; guitar by Freddie Green; and both piano and organ from Count Basie – the latter of which is a surprising and wonderful addition to this set! Features 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "Cherry Point", "Bubbles", "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Mambo Mist", "Stereophonic", "Plymouth Rock", "Sixteen Men Swinging", "You For Me", "Soft Drink", "Slow But Sure", and "She's Just My Size". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieSuper Chief ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of 28 early Basie recordings for Vocalion, Columbia, and Brunswick labels, plus unissued masters! Includes work with the orchestras of Mildred Bailey, Harry James, Glenn Hardman, Teddy Wilson, plus the Basie orchestra, with vocals by Billie Holiday, Helen Humes, and Jimmy Rushing. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Tony Bennett with The Count Basie OrchestraBig Band Bash (aka Basie/Bennett – Count Basie & His Orchestra Swings/Tony Bennett Sings) ... LP
Intermedia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest Tony Bennett albums you could ever hope to buy – a really wonderful album that features backings by the Count Basie band, in the best swinging mode of their Roulette Records years! Tony always had a lot of jazz in his sound, but this album's a really special one – and quite different than the gentler territory of his later jazz efforts with Bill Evans – instead a record that really pushes that strong vocal range that Bennett always had on his pop singles of the 50s, but refocuses the sound towards a deeper Basie mode. Arrangements are by Ralph Sharon, Tony's usual accompanist – but the sound is pure Basie all the way through! Titles include "Life Is A Song", "Plenty Of Money", "Strike Up The Band", "Poor Little Rich Girl", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and "Growing Pains". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)

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✨✧ Count Basie OrchestraLive At El Morocco – Directed By Frank Foster ... CD
Telarc, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Danny Turner and Manny Boyd on alto saxophone and flute, John Williams on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, Bill Hughes on bass trombone, Charlton Johnson on guitar, George Caldwell on piano, Doug Miller and Kenny Hing on tenor saxophone and flute, Clarence Banks, Robert Trowers, and Mel Wanzo on trombone, Bob Ojeda, Derrick Gardner, Melton Mustafa, and Mike Williams on trumpet, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and David Gibson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count Basie OrchestraSwing Shift ... CD
Mama, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Led by Grover Mitchell. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Count BasieClassy Pair ... CD
Pablo, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Count BasiePerfect Match – Ella & Basie ... CD
Pablo, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're not sure if the match is perfect, but it's still pretty darn nice – a live performance that has Ella Fitzgerald singing in front of the Count Basie Band – all recorded before a very enthusiastic audience at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1979! The set's a nice capper to one of Ella's biggest decades as a star – and she steps out here with a well-earned confidence that allows her to match the energy of the Basie group and take new inspiration from their fire. Titles include "Make Me Rainbows", "Round Midnight", "Basella", "You've Changed", "Fine & Mellow", "Some Other Spring", and "After You've Gone". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Count BasieBig Band Vol 1 ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool meeting of talents – and one that makes for some of the grooviest Count Basie material of the 70s! The vibes of Milt Jackson are a very welcome addition to the Basie groove here – an instrumental sound that didn't always show up in the Count's work, and which brings an extra soulful swing to the proceedings – ringing out with that rich tone that Milt developed in his years away from the MJQ! Horn players include some familiar Basie names, plus Fred Wesley in the trombone line – and titles include "The Comeback", "Lady In Lace", "Lil Darlin", "Good Time Blues", and "Basie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Count BasieBig Band Vol 1 (with bonus track) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool meeting of talents – and one that makes for some of the grooviest Count Basie material of the 70s! The vibes of Milt Jackson are a very welcome addition to the Basie groove here – an instrumental sound that didn't always show up in the Count's work, and which brings an extra soulful swing to the proceedings – ringing out with that rich tone that Milt developed in his years away from the MJQ! Horn players include some familiar Basie names, plus Fred Wesley in the trombone line – and titles include "The Comeback", "Lady In Lace", "Lil Darlin", "Good Time Blues", and "Basie". CD features the bonus track "Corner Pocket". CD
(Small cutout notch through case.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Count BasieBig Band Vol 2 ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Butch Miles on drums, Freddie Green on guitar, John Clayton on bass; Danny Turner, Bobby Plater, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, and Kenny Hing on saxophone; Wayman Reed, Lyn Biviano, Sonny Cohn, and Pete Minger on trumpets; and Bill Hughes, Mel Wanzo, Fred Wesley, and Dennis Wilson on trombones. Titles include "9:20 Special", "Sunny Side Of The Street", "Lena & Lenny", "Easy Does It", "Every Tub", and "Blues For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & Count BasieSinatra Basie – An Historic Musical First ... LP
Reprise, 1962. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sinatra-Basie is the inaugural effort from the 2 leaders and the stellar orchestra – and it's a great one. Sinatra is as charismatic and loose out front as he's ever been on record, and the Basie & his players swing brilliantly with arrangements by Neal Hefti. Titles include "Pennies From Heaven", "Please Be Kind", "My Kind Of Girl", "Learnin' The Blues", "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono tri-color label pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, and a small cutout grommet.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s orange and tan label stereo pressing, in fantastic shape!)

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✨✧ Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie OrchestraSend In The Clowns – Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie Orchestra ... LP
Pablo, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sarah Vaughan is working here with the Count Basie orchestra – but in a way that's still relatively relaxed, and very much in keeping with her best modes of the Pablo years! There's less of the Basie bombast than you might expect on the record – and the group, arranged and conducted by Sam Nestico, leave plenty of room for Vaughan to step out in that warmly flowing vocal style that characterized her best later albums. Most numbers build slowly – with Sarah's vocals leading the cues, and the band glowing in the background to color things in before taking off – and titles include "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", "Just Friends", "Ill Wind", "If You Could See Me Now", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "Indian Summer", and "When Your Lover Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul ... LP
Brunswick, 1968. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, with bumped corners, and a small stain on front.)
Also available Manufacturers Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Count BasieKurhaus Concert 1954 ... CD
Doctor Jazz (Netherlands), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Count Basie on piano, Freddie Green on guitar, Eddie Jones on bass, Gus Johnson on drums, Frank Foster on tenor saxophone, Frank Wess on tenor saxophone and flute, Ernie Wilkins on tenor and alto saxophone, Charlie Fowlkes on baritone saxophone, Marshall Royal on alto saxophone and clarinet, Benny Powell, Bill Hughes, and Henry Coker on trombone, and Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Reunald Jones, and Wendell Culley on trumpet. CD

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✨✧ Count BasieSwinging The Blues ... CD
Dreyfus, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Don Byas and Lucky Thompson on tenor, Clark Terry and Snooky Young on trumpet, Dicky Wells on trombone,Freddie Green on guitar, and others. Tracks include "Avenue C", "Doggin' Around", "Jive At Five", "It's Sand, Man", and "Fiesta In Blue". CD

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hard to believe it took a few decades in the careers of both players for them to record together – but that's exactly what you've got here – a landmark meeting of Count Basie and Duke Ellington from the early 60s, near the tail end of Duke's classic stretch on Columbia! Teo Macero produced the session with just the right amount of care and class to keep the whole thing from being an exercise in cliche – and there's a surprising amount of depth here that you might not expect – the best modern elements of Duke's orchestra on Columbia, coming into play with a bit more of the fire and vamp of the Basie group at the time! Titles include "Battle Royal", "Wild Man", "Segue In C", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "To You", and "Take The A Train". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available First Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". CD
(1998 pressing – from the Entertainer Of The Century series.)

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✨✧ Count BasieWarm Breeze ... LP
Pablo, 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Freddie Green on guitar and shaker, Cleveland Eaton on bass, Gregg Field and Harold Jones on drums. Orchestra includes Willie Cook and Harry Edison on trumpet, Sonny Cohn, Dale Carley, Frank Szabo, and Bob Summers on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mitchell Wood, Dennis Wilson, Grover Mitchell, and Bill Hughes on trombone, Eric Dixon on tenor, Kenny Hing on tenor and flute, Bobby Plater and Danny Turner on alto and flute, and Johnny Williams on baritone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Count Basie with Joe WilliamsEveryday I Have The Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Joe Williams' standout classics from the 50s – just the sort of record that put him on top of his game at the time! The album's one of Joe's classic outings with Count Basie – one recorded for Roulette with a slightly looser, slightly rawer feel than their work together on Verve. Joe's rendition of "Everyday I Have The Blues" is a near-definitive one – tight, syncopated, and grooving in a style that stretches back to its roots, but which also steps out with a fresh sort of groove that points the way towards changes in soulful vocal styles during the 60s. Other titles work equally well in the mode – bluesy, but never hokey, all freshened up by the Basie approach of the time – and titles include "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Going To Chicago", "Joe Sings The Blues", and "What Did You Win". CD also features 4 bonus tracks recorded a few years before – including "Confessin The Blues", "How Can You Lose", and "Five O'Clock In The Morning". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe WilliamsGreatest! – Count Basie Plays & Joe Williams Sings Standards ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album of vocals by the great Joe Williams! Joe's always been a fine singer, but with Basie, he really gets the backing he needs to do his work the best. And although this album isn't as authenico as it might be, it still comes from a time when Verve really knew how to handle singers well. Titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "A Fine Romance", "This Can't Be Love", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "There Will Never Be Another You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2650 with obi! Cover is in great shape!)
 
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Tee Carson & The Basie BandsmenBasically Count ... LP
PAJ, 1981. Near Mint- ... $2.99
With Willie Cook and Dale Carley on trumpet and flugelhorn, Grover Mitchell on trombone, Bill Hughes on bass trombone, Eric Dixon on tenor and flute, Bobby Plater on alto and flute, Freddie Green on guitar, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Gregg Field on drums, with Tee Carson on piano, and Mary Stallings and Acapella Gold on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Joe Williams & Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the more obscure albums by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – a session of Basie tunes, performed with backing by the Count, plus additional lead vocals by Joe Williams, the voice most closely associated with the Basie group at the time! The style is similar to the trio's Sing A Song Of Basie album for ABC, but handled here with a bit more of an edge, and a rougher, more freewheeling groove that's a better fit for the great Basie sound of the late 50s – a great adaptation of the groove by Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, and Annie Ross! The record's a nice sometimes-overlooked chapter in the excellent Count Basie run on Roulette – and titles include "Every Tub", "Rusty Dusty Blues", "The King", "Shorty George", and "Let Me See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Emus pressing with plain text logo.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanNo Count Sarah ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit of a joke – because the record features a batch sidemen from the Count Basie band – Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Freddy Green, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster, and others – all working with Sarah, but the Count's name is missing, due to contractual obligations! Despite that lack, though, the grooves are very much in the best Basie mode – full of soul and searing horn lines – at a level that makes the album one of Sarah's liveliest from the time! Players include Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenor, and Freddie Green on guitar – and Ronnell Bright handles the piano, instead of Basie. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Doodlin", "Just One Of Those Things", "No Count Blues", and "Missing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo, with deep groove. Cover has a name in pen and a small spot of tape.)

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Frank Foster & Frank WessTwo For The Blues ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1983. Used ... $13.99
A wonderful reunion of the team of Frank Foster and Frank Wess – caught here in an easy-going and laidback style that's miles away from their work with Count Basie! The youthful rhythm section of Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, and Marvin Smitty Smith really adds a lot to the set – giving the record a later sort of soul jazz vibe, one that's perfect for the pair to solo over in open-ended lines. Both Franks play tenor sax, and Wess plays flute and alto as well – while Foster does some excellent work on soprano sax. Titles include "Bay Street", "Two For The Blues", "But For The Likes Of You", "Nancy With The Laughing Face", "Your Beauty Is A Song Of Love", and "A Time For Love". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Benny GoodmanChronological Benny Goodman & His Orchestra 1940 ... CD
Classics (France), 1940. Used ... $14.99
With Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Ziggy Elman, Lionel Hampton, Fred Astaire, Johnny Guarnieri, Cootie Williams, and Georgie Auld. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday – The Golden Years 1933-1941 (3LP box set) ... LP
Columbia, 1930s. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent collection of Billie's 30s work for Columbia Records – featuring 3LPs worth of material, represented with much better sound than the original 78 rpm release of the songs. Billie's in the company of a host of great jazzmen – including Count Basie, Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, Charlie Shavers, Artie Shaw, Cozy Cole, Roy Eldridge, Red Allen, and countless others. 48 tracks in all – with titles that include "Your Mother's Son In Law", "Riffin The Scotch", "Them There Eyes", "Without Your Love", "Swing Brother Swing", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "You Go To My Head", "Long Gone Blues", "I Can't Get Started", "All Of Me", "God Bless The Child", and "Gloomy Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 Eye pressing. Includes the booklet. Box has a split wrap-around, split corners, and some surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesLiving Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Tight trio material from the legendary Richard Groove Holmes – caught live at Count Basie's Nightclub in Harlem, working hard and heavy with a trio that features Gene Edwards on guitar and George Randall on drums! This live set is the kind of record that beautifully shows why Groove was so popular with live audiences in the 60s – because he can burn all night long, with no tricks, no gimmicks, just a straight-on soul jazz groove and some amazing work on the Hammond! Most cuts are pretty long – and there's some great groovers on here like Gerald Wilson's "Blues For Yna Yna", a cover of "Girl From Ipanema", Jimmy Heath's "Gemini", and Groove's own "Living Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear and aging, with some seam splitting.)

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Illinois JacquetPort Of Rico/One Nighter Boogie ... 78 RPM
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the tenorist's best-known tracks – recorded with a group that features Hank Jones on piano, Freddie Green on guitar, and Count Basie on organ! 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Jo JonesJo Jones Special (Jazztone pressing) ... LP
Jazztone, 1955. Very Good ... $9.99
A really classic set from drummer Jo Jones – really more of a small group Count Basie outing – given that Basie himself guests on piano, and other players here include Freddie Green on guitar, Lucky Thompson on tenor, Emmet Berry on trumpet, and Bennie Green on trombone! The style is swing-based and very tight – but the record also has that easy, open-ended Vanguard jazz groove – recorded here by John Hammond with a good sense of tradition and respect for the players. Titles include 2 takes on "Shoe Shine Boy", plus "Caravan", "Georgia Mae", "Lover Man", "Lincoln Heights", and "Embraceable You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a small sticker and ink stamps on the front and labels.)

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Enoch LightGreatest Big Band Themes Of All Time ... CD
Project 3, 1981. Used ... $4.99
Enoch Light performs music by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and others. CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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Henri SalvadorSes Plus Grandes Chansons ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 18.99
A great little set that collects 36 tracks by singer Henri Salvador – one of the darlings of the Parisian postwar scene, and a very talented vocalist with a range of styles that runs from Latin jazz to breezy ballads to more tropical-inflected work. The package is a great introduction to Salvador's work – much of which shares the same Latin pacing as Serge Gainsbourg's earliest sides (of the "Colour Cafe" era). Titles include "Une Ile Au Soleil", "Les Papous", "Fugue En Rire", "Faut Rigoler", "Dracula Cha Cha Cha", "Blouse Du Dentiste", "Ma Pipe", "Juanita Banana", and "Count Basie". 36 tracks in all – and a very groovy collection throughout! CD

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Frank SinatraMan & His Music ... CD
Reprise, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A very cool package – one that has Frank Sinatra narrating his career in music – as he performs re-recorded versions of classics, with backings by Nelson Riddle, Johnny Mandel, Count Basie, Gordon Jenkins, Don Costa, and Billy May! The spoken bits are wonderful – and the whole thing is one of the best "texts" you could ever find on the Sinatra persona in the 60s! CD
(Out of print, slipcover is not included. Two CDs in individual jewel cases.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraMan & His Music (Slipcase) ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
A very cool package – one that has Frank Sinatra narrating his career in music – as he performs re-recorded versions of classics, with backings by Nelson Riddle, Johnny Mandel, Count Basie, Gordon Jenkins, Don Costa, and Billy May! The spoken bits are wonderful – and the whole thing is one of the best "texts" you could ever find on the Sinatra persona in the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono tri-color pressing in the embossed faux metal slipcase – with booklet and inner sleeves! Box has very light wear in a back corner, but overall this is a great copy!)

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Jimmy SmithDon Gardner Trio Featuring Jimmy Smith & Bill Davis (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $22.99
An early moment of greatness for Jimmy Smith – an album that features his young, raw Hammond in the combo of Don Gardner – with a groove that's part jazz, part soul, and part R&B! The Smith of this era bears much more of a link to some of the first organ jazzers of the 50s – players like Wild Bill Davis or even Count Basie – especially given that most of these cuts are short and vamping, with less of the longer solos you'd hear on Jimmy's early Blue Note work. According to the title, Bill's also featured on some of these tracks – but as usual with Crown, the notes aren't great – so it's a bit hard to tell what's what. We can say, though, that the whole thing is mighty nice – rough-edged early soul jazz, with lots of cool twists and turns on the Hammond, guitar, and tenor! Titles include "Hands Off", "Hobo", "Paradise Found", "You Feel It", "More Soul", "Good Rockin", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungKansas City Sax ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $9.99
Music from the Kansas City Six, the Kansas City Seven, Count Basie's Kansas City Seven, and Freddie Green & his Kansas City Seven. CD

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VariousAnthology Of Big Band Swing 1930 to 1955 ... CD
Decca/GRP, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Music from Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Jimmie Lunchford, Woody Herman, Fletcher Henderson, and much more. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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VariousElla 100 – Live At The Apollo ... CD
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 15.99
An all-star tribute to Ella Fitzgerald – a special show recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, in celebration of what would have been her 100th Birthday! The whole event is hosted by David Allen Grier, and begins with a vintage 1934 Apollo Amateur Night radio broadcast – before going into a host of Ella favorites, done by others – mostly with backing by the Count Basie Orchestra! Patti Austin sings "A Tisket A Tasket" and "When I Get Low I Get High", Andra Day sings "Ain't Misbehavin", Ayo & Afro Blue perform "Oh Lady Be Good", Lizz Wright sings "Love You Madly" and "The Nearness Of You", Cassandra Wilson sings "Cry Me A River", and a few other numbers feature different pairings of the artists involved. CD

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VariousFree Soul Flying Dutchman ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
A fantastic double-dip into the mighty catalog of Flying Dutchman Records – one of the hippest early 70s imprints in the worlds of jazz, soul, and funk! The blend of music here is great – as the collection features some key cuts by the bigger names on the label, plus some overlooked gems that really get at the all-great spirit of their recordings – pulled together with a vibe that matches the upbeat, positive spirit of the many other entries in the Free Soul series from Japan! There's plenty of vocal cuts on the collection, but some instrumentals too – and the 2CD package features 39 tracks in all, over 160 minutes of music – with titles that include "Money Honey" by Esther Marrow, "Love Each Other" by Leon Thomas, "Soulful Strut" by Steve Allen, "Heavy Soul Slinger" by Bernard Purdie, "When You Are Who You Are" by Gil Scott-Heron, "Bridges" by Cesar 830, "The Creator Has A Master Plan" by Louis Armstrong, "A Chance For Peace" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Head Start" by Bob Thiele Emergency, "Tite Rope" by Harold Alexander, "Nicole" by The Cyrkle, "From This Moment On" by Shelly Manne, "He Don't Appreciate It" by Esther Marrow, "Mama Soul" by Harold Alexander, "Just In Time To See The Sun" by Leon Thomas, "This Is The Me Me" by Richard Groove Holmes, "I Think I'll Call It Morning" by Gil Scott-Heron, "El Arriero" by Gato Barbieri, "Footprints" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Gypsy Queen" by Count Basie, and "See Saw Affair" by Cesar 830. CD

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VariousKickin Presents Flying Dutchman Pieces – DJ's Choice 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Octave (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
A mighty sweet collection of grooves from the Flying Dutchman label – that early 70s hotbed of funk, soul, and spiritual jazz! The set features some of the best-remembered gems from the label – plus some nice surprises along the way – all spread out in a double-length set, with selections by Japanese DJ Daisuke Kuroda! There's some great interplay between vocal numbers and instrumentals – and Kuroda definitely picked some of the heaviest-hitting artists of the label, a number of whom appear here more than once. Titles include "Shape Your Mind To Die" and "Love Each Other" by Leon Thomas, "Beautiful Woman" and "A Chance For Peace" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Gypsy Queen" by Count Basie, "When You Are Who You Are" and "The Needle's Eye" by Gil Scott Heron, "This Is The Me Me" and "Onsaya Joy" by Richard Groove Holmes, "Peace" and "Chains" by Black & Blues, "Nicole" by The Cyrkle, "Skull Session" by Oliver Nelson, "Friends & Neighbors" by Ornette Coleman, "Tite Rope" by Harold Alexander, "Heavy Soul Slinger" by Bernard Purdie, "Descarga" and "See Saw Affair" by Cesar 830, "Lady Day & John Coltrane" and "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Gil Scott Heron, "The Creator Has A Master Plan" and "Just In Time To See The Sun" by Leon Thomas, "Chains Of Love" by Esther Marrow, and "Mama Soul" by Harold Alexander. CD

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VariousMusic To Read James Bond By Vol 2 ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $29.99
UA makes the film copyright cash register jingle again on this second set of tracks from their James Bond films, performed by other artists in the catalog. Tracks include "Thunderball" & "Underwater Chase" by Al Caiola, "007" & "The Golden Horn" by Count Basie, "James Bond Theme" by Perez Prado, "License To Kill" & "Search For Vulcan" by Leroy Holmes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole. Cover has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanChronological Benny Goodman & His Orchestra 1941 ... CD
Classics (France), 1941. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Teddy Wilson, Charlie Christian, Count Basie, Cootie Williams, Johnny Guarnieri, Skippy Martin, George Auld, and Jo Jones. CD

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins & Lester YoungClassic Tenors (Doctor Jazz) ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1943. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal tenor sounds from two giants of the instrument – served up here from a set of early 40s material that originally appeared on 78rpm discs! Coleman Hawkins dominates the set – sounding wonderful in small group material that shows just how much his style had evolved from the decade before – blowing deeply and beautifully on titles that include "The Man I Love", "Sweet Lorraine", "Crazy Rhythm", "Vododte", "Hawkins Barrel House", and "Stumpy". Lester Young blows on the rest of the album – showcasing that warm yet bold tenor style he'd perfected with Count Basie – on titles that include "Hello Babe", "Linger Awhile", "I Got Rhythm", and "I'm Fer It Too". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RushingEssential Jimmy Rushing ... LP
Vanguard, 1954/1955. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vocalist Jimmy Rushing first came to fame working with Count Basie in the 30s, but it wasn't until the 50s that he really got the chance to step out on his own and cut a number of great sessions in the studio! This 2LP set features one of Jimmy's finest moments of the 50s – material recorded for Vanguard Records in 1954 and 1955, respectively, and featuring Rushing in the company of great small group trad players like Buddy Tate, Pat Jenkins, Emmett Berry, Lawrence Brown, and Freddie Green. The format is laidback and simple on both records – a style that clearly hearkens back to the Kansas City swing of the 30s, but which is delivered here with a more stripped-down approach that lets us focus even more on Rushing's earthy vocal presentation. Titles include the original tracks "Rock & Roll", "Sometimes I Think I Do", "Good Morning Blues", "Take Me Back Baby", "Sent For You Yesterday", and "Goin To Chicago" – plus versions of "How Long", "See See Rider", "Evenin", and "Everyday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has some edge wear along the opening and a small piece of clear tape on the back.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanBest of Sarah Vaughan ... LP
Pablo, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes selections with Count Basie and his orchestra; with a quartet that includes Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louie Bellson; small group backing by Jimmy Rowles, Grady Tate, Andy Simpkins, and Frank Wess; and with orchestra conducted and arranged by Billy Byers. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJazz At The Santa Monica Civic 72 (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Pablo, 1972. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Almost a return to the Jazz At The Philharmonic style – an early 70s live set that features work by Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and Roy Eldridge! LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has split seams and some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousSmithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Smithsonian, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of classic jazz– includes Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, and many others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ VariousBands That Can Boogie Woogie – 103 Classic Original Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 30s/1940s. Used 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Sidney Bechet, Erskine Hawkins, Woody Herman, T-Bone Walker, Sid Phillips, Will Bradley, Freddie Slack, Albert Ammons, Stan Kenton, Harry James, and others. CD
(Includes slipcase.)
 
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✨✧ Ray CharlesLive In Concert ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A classic live set from Ray Charles – one that equally showcases all the best sides of his sound in the mid 60s! The group's got a nice dose of jazz – which it shows right at the start – almost a mix of Basie swing and R&B, of the sort that Ray was sporting heavily in the late Atlantic years, but didn't always get to display in the countrified early years on ABC – and players include David Fathead Newman on tenor, Hank Crawford on alto, and Julian Priester on trombone – all horn players who really help the whole thing swing! Ray plays some great piano alongside his vocals – and tunes include rollicking versions of "I Got A Woman", "You Don't Know Me", "Makin' Whoopee", "Hallelujah I Love Her So", and "What'd I Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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