Count Basie

Beaver Junction (1944-1946)

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A worthy CD full of Basie rarities, it includes unissued and alternate versions of V Discs and two radio broadcasts; the one from 1944 features drummer Buddy Rich filling in for the recently drafted Jo Jones. Rich had so much fun being part of the swing machine that when Basie handed him a blank check for his services, he tore it up; the music throughout this CD will be equally fun for the listener.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:40
2 3:19
3 3:41
4 3:13
5 3:35
6 4:32
7 1:08
8 2:10
9
1:35
10 1:41
11 2:54
12 4:53
13 4:21
14
1:21
15 0:51
16 2:22
17 3:52
18 2:50
19 4:04
20 3:05
21 1:49
22 4:06
23 1:39
24 1:30
25
1:18
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