Count Basie’s first LP of Beatles songs was titled Basie’s Beatle Bag. It was recorded on May 3-5, 1966 and arranged by Chico O’Farril. While this earlier LP was produced by a major company, the second was made by a small label which disappeared soon after, making the album very hard to find. This edition presents the complete album Basie on the Beatles, plus the also complete One More Time LP, featuring splendid arrangements and compositions by Quincy Jones.
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
1-11: BASIE ON THE BEATLES
Gene Goe, Luis Gasca, Sonny Cohn (tp), Waymon Reed (tp, flhrn), Melvin Wanzo,
Grover Mitchell (tb), Bill Hughes (b-tb), Marshall Royal (as, cl), Bobby Plater (as, fl),
Eric Dixon (ts, fl), Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bar), Count Basie (p, org),
Freddie Green (g), Norman Keenan (b, el-b), Harold Jones (d), Bob Florence (arr).
Recorded in New York, December 15, 1969.TRACKS:
01. Norwegian Wood
02. The Fool On The Hill
04. With A Little Help From My Friends
05. Here, There And Everywhere
06. Get Back
07. Hey JUDE
08. Eleanor Rigby
09. Penny Lane
10. Come Together
12. For Lena And Lennie
13. Rat Race
15. Meet B. B.
16. The Big Walk
17. A Square At The Roundtable
18. I Needs To Be Bee’d With
19. Jessica’s Day
20. The Midnite Sun Never Sets
12-21: *BONUS ALBUM: ONE MORE TIME
Music arranged & composed by Quincy Jones.
New York, December 1958-January 1959.