This edition contains the complete Basie album Dance Along with Basie, presenting the Atomic Basie orchestra in a set especially prepared for dancers. As a bonus, an extra track not included on the original album that completes the sessions, as well as a bunch of tracks from the period that appeared as singles or on compilations.
Includes 12-pages booklet
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Thad Jones, John Anderson, Snooky Young, Joe Newman (tp)
Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb)
Marshal Royal (as)
Frank Wess (as, fl)
Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster (ts)
Charlie Fowlkes (bar, fl)
Count Basie (p)
Freddie Green (g),
Eddie Jones (b)
Sonny Payne (d).
Arrangements by Thad Jones & Frank Foster.
New York, December 16-31, 1959.
**BONUS TRACKS (12-21)
(12-17) Same personnel as 1-11, except Wendell Culley (tp) replaces Anderson.
Joe Williams (vcl on 16 only). New York, April 28-December 10, 1958.
(18-21) Same personnel as 1-11, except Wendell Culley (tp) replaces Anderson;
Bill Hughes (tb) replaces Grey; & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts) replaces Mitchell.
Joe Williams (vcl on 18 & 20 only). New York, September 19, 1957.
01 IT HAD TO BE YOU 2:55
02 MAKIN’ WHOOPEE 4:03
03 CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS 5:24
04 MISTY 3:37
05 IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT 3:40
06 HOW AM I TO KNOW 2:30
07 EASY LIVING 3:36
08 FOOLS RUSH IN 3:11
09 SECRET LOVE 3:19
10 GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE 3:35
11 BACK TO THE APPLE 4:43*
12 MOTEN SWING 4:51**
13 OL’ MAN RIVER 5:35**
14 FAIR AND WARMER 3:35**
15 M-SQUAD THEME 2:29**
16 TELL ME YOUR TROUBLES 2:57**
17 IMAGINATION 3:02**
18 GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU 2:31**
19 LOVE ME BABY 3:59**
20 CONFESSIN’ THE BLUES 2:48**
21 J AND B 2:44**
Total Time: 75:13
DOWN BEAT original review DANCE ALONG WITH BASIE:
“As a pop LP this is five-star right off; curiously enough, people frequently forget that bands such as this one are great dance bands at one and the same time they are great jazz bands. This album, for instance, should put most of the studio swing-band efforts to shame.” (Ralph J. Gleason)
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