Count Basie

The Best of Early Basie

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Best of Count Basie Live contains a good portion of the live material that the Count Basie Orchestra recorded for Decca Records between 1936 and 1939. At the time, Basie's Orchestra contained such legendary players as Lester Young, Harry "Sweets" Edison, and Buck Clayton. About a third of the live sides the Orchestra recorded for Decca is included on the disc, and although this compilation isn't complete, it offers a good introduction for novice listeners.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:57 Spotify
2 2:30 Spotify
3 2:48
4 3:02 Spotify
5 2:54 Spotify
6 3:13 Spotify
7 3:06 Spotify
8 2:46 Spotify
9 3:07 Spotify
10 3:03 Spotify
11 2:56
12 3:16 Spotify
13 2:46 Spotify
14 3:12 Spotify
15 2:56 Spotify
16 3:06 Spotify
17 3:03 Spotify
18 2:43 Spotify
19 2:47 Spotify
20 2:49 Spotify
21 3:08 Spotify
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