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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 under the direction of trumpeter Scotty Barnhart.

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 the arranger 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1935

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 90 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca 63289 10-in. 2/16/1938 Swingin' the blues Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63918 10-in. 6/6/1938 Mama don't want no peas' n' rice' n' cocoanut oil Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63919 10-in. 6/6/1938 Blue and sentimental Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 63920 10-in. 6/6/1938 Doggin' around Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64471 10-in. 8/22/1938 Stop beatin' round the mulberry bush Count Basie Orchestra ; Jimmy Rushing Musical group  
Decca 64472 10-in. 8/22/1938 London bridge is falling down Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64473 10-in. 8/19/1938 Texas shuffle Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64474 10-in. 8/19/1938 Jumpin' at the Woodside Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64746 10-in. 11/16/1938 Dark rapture Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64747 10-in. 11/16/1938 Shorty George Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64748 10-in. 11/16/1938 The blues I like to hear Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64749 10-in. 11/16/1938 Do you wanna jump, children? Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64750 10-in. 11/16/1938 Panassie stomp Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64851 10-in. 1/5/1939 My heart belongs to Daddy Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64852 10-in. 1/5/1939 Sing for your supper Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64979 10-in. 2/3/1939 Cherokee, part 1 Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64980 10-in. 2/3/1939 Cherokee, part 2 Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64981 10-in. 2/3/1939 Blame it on my last affair Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64982 10-in. 2/4/1939 Jive at five Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 64983 10-in. 2/4/1939 Thursday-1 Count Basie Orchestra Musical group  
(Results 51-75 of 90 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Count Basie Orchestra," accessed July 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103508.

Count Basie Orchestra. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103508.

"Count Basie Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 July 2024.

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

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