The Legend (subtitled From the Pen of Benny Carter) is an album by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie featuring tracks composed by Benny Carter recorded in 1961 and originally released on the Roulette label. All compositions by Benny Carter.
William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In 1935, Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.
Count Basie Story is a double album by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie featuring tracks originally performed by his orchestra in the 1930s and 1940s rerecorded in 1960 as a celebration of its 25th anniversary and first released on the Roulette label. Selections from the 2-LP set were also released as Roulette's The Best of Basie in 1962 and The Best of Basie Vol. 2 in 1964. The album was rereleased with bonus tracks in 2004 to commemorate Basie's 100th birthday.
Album · 2005 · 20 Songs. Count Basie and His Orchestra, Joe Williams & Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Count Basie & Tony Bennett. 4. Makin' Whoopee (2004 Remaster). Count Basie and His Orchestra.
Biography by William Ruhlmann. One of the towering figures in big-band jazz, with a lean piano style and a gift for setting tempos and making a rhythm section swing.
Count Basie & Joe Williams: Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (Verve, 1956) On Christmas Day 1954, singer Joe Williams began his six-year tenure with the Basie juggernaut. His debut recording with the Count, which still stands as a landmark jazz vocal album, presented Williams' hip, modern take on the blues and gave Basie another big hit with "Every Day I Have the Blues.
|A1||Swingin' The Blues|
|A2||St. Louis Boogie|
|A3||Cheek To Cheek|
|A4||Money Is Honey|
|A5||Shine On Harvest Moon|
|A6||I Never Knew|
|B2||Backstage At Stuff's|
|B3||Me And The Blues|
|B5||Bye, Bye, Baby|
|B6||After You've Gone|
- Distributed By – The Special Music Company
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
- Copyright (c) – RCA Records
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 8464-60395-4 9
|CAL 395||Count Basie And His Orchestra*||The Count (LP)||RCA Camden||CAL 395||US||1957|
|CAL 395||Count Basie Orchestra||The Count (LP)||RCA Camden||CAL 395||Canada||1958|
|CAL 395||Count Basie And His Orchestra*||The Count (LP, Album, Mono)||RCA Camden||CAL 395||Canada||1957|
|CAL 7053||Count Basie And His Orchestra*||The Count (LP, Album, Mono)||RCA Camden||CAL 7053||Australia||1957|
|CDN 120, CAL-395||Count Basie And His Orchestra*||The Count (LP, Mono)||RCA Camden, RCA Camden||CDN 120, CAL-395||UK||Unknown|