The Golden Years

Count Basie

The Golden Years
  • Release Date: 23 Aug 1996
  • Label: PABLO
  • Genre: JAZZ
  • CAT # 4PACD-4419-2

    DISC ONE  
    1. Basie Power 3:44
    2. The Meetin' 6:41
    3. Blues In Hoss' Flat 5:14
    4. Why Not 3:34
    5. Good Time Blues 3:25
    6. Festival Blues 11:54
    7. Splanky 3:56
    8. The More I See You 4:18
    9. I Needs To Be Bee'd With 4:54
    10. Bookie Blues 14:31
    11. All Of Me 3:05
    12. Shiny Stockings 4:55
    13. Basie 4:29
    14. There Will Never Be Another You 3:07
    DISC TWO  
    1. Doubling Blues 6:57
    2. Baby Lawrence 3:04
    3. Burning 4:08
    4. Captain Bligh 6:36
    5. Honeysuckle Rose 5:32
    6. Blues For Eric 6:26
    7. I Surrender, Dear 5:25
    8. One O'Clock Jump 3:13
    9. Memories Of You 3:04
    10. You Got It 5:21
    11. Ode To Pres 4:06
    12. Honi Coles 6:45
    13. Opus Six 6:29
    14. Blues In "C" 7:58
    1. The Heat's On 2:48
    2. Orange Sherbert 3:35
    3. Ticker 4:37
    4. Swee' Pea 4:36
    5. Prime Time 7:33
    6. Corner Pocket 4:59
    7. Every Tub 2:28
    8. How Sweet It Is 7:58
    9. C.B. Express 6:05
    10. Beaver Junction 4:43
    11. Way Out Basie 4:19
    12. Moten Swing 3:55
    13. Me And You 4:17
    14. Time Stream 4:07
    15. Katy 2:31
    16. The Blues Machine 7:23
    1. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 6:09
    2. My Kind Of Trouble Is You 5:13
    3. Don't Worry 'Bout Me 4:39
    4. Lena And Lenny 3:53
    5. The Honeydripper 8:15
    6. Blues Around The Clock 4:58
    7. Flip, Flop And Fly 4:28
    8. My Jug And I 3:27
    9. Cherry Red 4:32
    10. Wee Baby Blues 5:17
    11. Blues For Joe Turner 4:55
    12. Every Day I Have The Blues 5:32
    13. Stormy Monday 4:34
    14. I Hate You Baby 4:38
    15. Lonesome Blues 1:47
    16. T.V. Mama 13:57
    17. Corrine, Corrina 3:28

This lovingly assembled set presents a rich and musically inspiring overview of Basie's Pablo recordings. The live material on Disc 1 includes big band sessions captured in Santa Monica ('72) and Japan ('78) as well as all-star ensembles at the Montreux Jazz Festival ('75 and '77). Disc 2 focuses on small groups, with luminaries like Oscar Peterson, Zoot Sims, and Benny Carter, while Disc 3 is all big band, featuring some of the great Basie soloists: Al Grey, Jimmy Forrest, Freddie Green, Eric Dixon. The set concludes with a sampling of his work with vocalists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Joe Turner.

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