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Count Basie Orchestra

The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. It continues as a 'ghost band'.

Originally including such musicians as Buck Clayton and Lester Young in the line-up, the band in the 1950s and 1960s made use of the work of such arrangers as Neal Hefti and featured musicians such as Thad Jones and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Its recordings of this era included collaborations with singers such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 61542 10-in. 1/21/1937 Honeysuckle rose Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 61543 10-in. 1/21/1937 Pennies from heaven Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 61544 10-in. 1/21/1937 Swinging at the Daisy Chain Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 61545 10-in. 1/21/1937 Roseland shuffle Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62078 10-in. 3/26/1937 Exactly like you Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62079 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boo-Hoo Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62080 10-in. 3/26/1937 The glory of love Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62081 10-in. 3/26/1937 Boogie woogie (I may be wrong) Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62331 10-in. 7/7/1937 Smarty Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62332 10-in. 7/7/1937 One o'clock jump Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62333 10-in. 7/7/1937 Listen my children (and you shall hear) Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62334 10-in. 7/7/1937 John's idea Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62511 10-in. 8/9/1937 Good morning blues Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62512 10-in. 8/9/1937 Our love was meant to be Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62513 10-in. 8/9/1937 Time out Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62514 10-in. 8/9/1937 Topsy Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62682 10-in. 10/13/1937 I keep remembering Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62683 10-in. 10/13/1937 Out the window Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62684 10-in. 10/13/1937 Don't you miss your baby? Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 62685 10-in. 10/13/1937 Let me dream Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63122 10-in. 1/3/1938 Georgianna Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63123 10-in. 1/3/1938 Blues in the dark Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63286 10-in. 2/16/1938 Sent for you yesterday (and here you come today) Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63287 10-in. 2/16/1938 Every tub Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63288 10-in. 2/16/1938 Now will you be good? Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Count Basie Orchestra," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103508.

Count Basie Orchestra. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103508.

"Count Basie Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103508

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