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Basie's Basement / Count Basie


Release Date: 10/01/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 61065  
Composer:  Count BasieHy HeathBennie MotenWillie Dixon,   ... 
Performer:  Jo JonesWalter PageGeorge WashingtonEli Robinson,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Hey, Pretty Baby
2. Seventh Avenue Express
3. Walking Slow Behind You
4. Mister Roberts' Roost
5. Don't You Want a Man Like Me
6. South
7. You Call Yourself a Jungle King (I Found Out You Ain't a Doggone Thing)
8. Sophisticated Swing
9. House Rent Boogie
10. Basie's Basement
11. Brand New Wagon

Personnel includes: Count Basie (piano); Jimmy Rushing (vocals); Preston Love, Rudy Rutherford, C.Q. Price, Earl Warren (alto saxophone); Paul Gonsalves, Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone); Jack Washington (baritone saxophone); Ed Lewis, Snooky Young, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Clark Terry, Jimmy Nottingham, Gerald Wilson (trumpet);
Read more Bill Johnson, Ted Donnelly, George Matthews, Eli Robinson, George Washington (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar); Walter Page (bass); Jo Jones, Butch Ballard (drums).

Recorded between January 3 and December 12, 1947.

But for the fact that it only has 11 tracks, this mid-priced compilation (not to be confused with the identically titled Bluebird collection covering Basie's early-'30s recordings with the Bennie Moten band) could easily get the highest rating. And this could be the place to start for any rock fans wondering what Basie was about, at least some of the time. This disc shows Basie and company (especially singer Jimmy Rushing) working in an R&B mode, doing such songs as Willie Dixon's "You Call Yourself the Jungle King (I Found Out You Ain't a Doggone Thing)," "Hey, Pretty Baby," "Brand New Wagon," and "Walking Slow Behind You." Rushing and the band sound like they're pushing toward Chess Records' turf. And the astonishing thing is that they pull it off -- if these records had sold in any serious number, Basie and Rushing might have had a whole second career in R&B, right up there with Big Joe Turner. There's a minimum of annotation, and not all of the sound is quite perfect -- amazingly, the 1991 remastered "Basie's Basement" featured here has a click or two in evidence, for which there's no excuse. But the sound quality everywhere else is pretty much beyond reproach, and there's also one number here, "Mister Roberts' Roost," a laidback instrumental prominently featuring Basie's piano, that's otherwise unavailable.
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Works on This Recording

1. Hey, Pretty Baby by Count Basie
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
2. Seventh Avenue Express by Count Basie
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
3. Walking Slow Behind You by Hy Heath
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4. Mr. Roberts' Roost by Count Basie
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
5. Don't You Want a Man Like Me by Count Basie
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
6. South by Bennie Moten
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
7. You Call Yourself the Jungle King (I Found Out You Ain't a Doggone Thing) by Willie Dixon
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
8. Sophisticated Swing by Will Hudson
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
9. House Rent Boogie by Count Basie
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
10. Basie's Basement by Count Basie
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
11. Brand New Wagon by Count Basie
Performer:  Jo Jones (Drums), Walter Page (Double Bass), George Washington (Trombone),
Eli Robinson (Trombone), Ted Donnelly (Trombone), Harry "Sweets" Edison (Trumpet),
Bill Johnson (Trombone), Jimmy Nottingham (Trumpet), Jack Washington (Baritone Saxophone),
Ed Lewis (Trumpet), Paul Gonsalves (Saxophone), C.Q. Price (Saxophone),
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals), Preston Love (Saxophone), Rudy Rutherford (Saxophone),
Earl Warren (Saxophone), Count Basie (Piano), Buddy Tate (Tenor Saxophone),
Clark Terry (Trumpet), Snooky Young (Trumpet), Gerald Wilson (Trumpet),
George Matthews (Trombone), Freddie Green (Guitar), Butch Ballard (Drums)

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