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Count Basie 1937-1943

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Jumpin' at the Woodside
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One o'clock Jump
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Swingin' the Blues
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Topsy
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Every Tub
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Boogie Woogie
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Dickie's Dream
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Twelth Street Rag
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Red Wagon
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Oh! Lady Be Good
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Jive at Five
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The Fives
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Texas Shuffle
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Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie
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Oh! Red
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Tickle Toe
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I Never Knew
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Sugar Blues
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Love Jumped Out
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Super Chief
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Lester Leaps In
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Red Bank Boogie
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Rhythm Man
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Fiesta in Blue
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Yeah Man!
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Total Tracks: 25   Total Length: 72:39

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Kevin Whitehead

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Kevin Whitehead is the longtime jazz critic for NPR’s “Fresh Air” and author of Why Jazz? A Concise Guide (2011), New Dutch Swing (about improvised music in Ams...more »

04.22.11
Count Basie, Count Basie 1937-1943
2000 | Label: Giants Of Jazz

Count Basie's big band out of Kansas City epitomized the values of the late-'30s swing era, with an unmatched Synchromesh rhythm section, booting riffs from the horns and superior soloists like saxophonist Lester Young, trumpeter Buck Clayton and Basie himself, one of jazz's great minimalists (who could nonetheless also play some mean boogie-woogie and stride piano). Every modern swing band you love is striving to be them.

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Count Basie 1937-1943 by Count Basie

aangelicchio

The album was wonderful. As is all of Count Basie's music!!

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Basie? Start here.

chris_m

This seems like the best way to start downloading Basie on eMusic. Seven of the tracks are the same recordings as on the brilliant Early Basie (1936-39 on GRP/MCA), plus a solo piano version of "Boogie Woogie". Add to this killer versions of "Love Jumped Out" and "Lester Leaps In" and you got yourself an excellent Basie compilation.

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Loved it...

CultRhetor

I'm a huge fan of Basie, and not only is this a selection of some of his finest, the recording quality is fantastic for its age. If you can't download the whole set, the key tracks are Topsy, Texas Shuffle, Swingin' the Blues, Red Wagon, Sugar Blues, and Twelfth Street Rag. In any case, whether you're just getting into jazz or big band, or if you're a lifelong fan, this one's a must have.

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