Complete Decca Recordings 1937-1939 - (Import CD)

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Categories
JazzMusic
Category
  1. Boxed Set
  2. Jazz Instrument
  3. Big Band
Number of Discs
3
Number of Items
1
Title
The Complete Decca Recordings [Box]
Media
CD
BarCode
011105061124
Country of Origin
USA
Label
GRP
Mono / Stereo
Mono
Format
CD
Barcode
011105061124
Previews

Down Beat (11/92, p.51) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...It's hard to imagine a more important reissue for this year or any other...Here is the old testament of the first Basie band (1937-1939)...never has completeness been so completely satisfying...[these sides] travel effortlessly across time on the wings of an astounding rhythm section..."
Musician (7/92, p.100) - "...Here's the root of all that is good in American music...this music defined swing, as the soloists--Harry "Sweets" Edison, Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Basie, Herschel Evans and Jimmy Rushing--defined their individual instruments..."
Jazziz (Dec.-Jan./92, p.94) - Picked by critic Leonard Feather as one of the 10 best jazz albums of 1992.

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] disc 1: 1937:
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pennies From Heaven
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Swinging At The Daisy Chain
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Roseland Shuffle
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Exactly Like You
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Boo Hoo
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Glory Of Love, The
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Boogie Woogie (i May Be Wrong)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Smarty (you Know It All)
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] One O'clock Jump
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Listen My Children And You Shall Hear
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] John's Idea
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Good Morning Blues - (take 1)
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Good Morning Blues - (take 2)
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Our Love Was Meant To Be
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Time Out
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Topsy
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] I Keep Remembering
  19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Out The Window
  20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Don't You Miss Your Baby
  21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Let Me Dream
  22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Blues I Like To Hear, The
  23. [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Do You Wanna Jump, Children?
  24. [ Disc 01 Track 24 ] disc 2: 1938:
  25. [ Disc 01 Track 50 ] disc 3: 1939:
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Honeysuckle Rose
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pennies from Heaven
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Swinging at the Daisy Chain
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Roseland Shuffle
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Exactly Like You
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Boo-Hoo
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Glory of Love, The
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Smarty (You Know It All)
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] One O'Clock Jump
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Listen My Children (And You Shall Hear)
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] John's Idea
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Good Morning Blues - (1st Take)
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Good Morning Blues - (2nd Take)
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Our Love Was Meant to Be
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Time Out
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Topsy
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] I Keep Remembering
  19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Out the Window
  20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Don't You Miss Your Baby?
  21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Let Me Dream
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Georgianna
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Blues in the Dark
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)
  25. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Every Tub
  26. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Now Will You Be Good?
  27. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Swingin' the Blues
  28. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Mama Don't Want No Peas 'N' Rice 'N' Coconut Oil
  29. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Blue and Sentimental
  30. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Doggin' Around
  31. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Stop Beating Around the Mulberry Bush - (1st Take)
  32. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Stop Beating Around the Mulberry Bush - (2nd Take)
  33. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] London Bridge Is Falling Down
  34. [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] Texas Shuffle
  35. [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Jumpin' at the Woodside
  36. [ Disc 02 Track 15 ] How Long Blues
  37. [ Disc 02 Track 16 ] Dirty Dozens, The
  38. [ Disc 02 Track 17 ] Hey Lawdy Mama
  39. [ Disc 02 Track 18 ] Fives, The
  40. [ Disc 02 Track 19 ] Boogie Woogie
  41. [ Disc 02 Track 20 ] Dark Rapture
  42. [ Disc 02 Track 21 ] Shorty George
  43. [ Disc 02 Track 22 ] Blues I Like to Hear, The
  44. [ Disc 02 Track 23 ] Do You Wanna Jump, Children?
  45. [ Disc 02 Track 24 ] Panassie Stomp
  46. [ Disc 03 Track 01 ] My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  47. [ Disc 03 Track 02 ] Sing for Your Supper
  48. [ Disc 03 Track 03 ] Oh! Red
  49. [ Disc 03 Track 04 ] Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well - (1st Take)
  50. [ Disc 03 Track 05 ] Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well - (2nd Take)
  51. [ Disc 03 Track 06 ] Dupree Blues
  52. [ Disc 03 Track 07 ] When the Sun Goes Down - (1st Take)
  53. [ Disc 03 Track 08 ] When the Sun Goes Down - (2nd Take)
  54. [ Disc 03 Track 09 ] Red Wagon
  55. [ Disc 03 Track 10 ] You Can Depend on Me
  56. [ Disc 03 Track 11 ] Cherokee, Pt. 1 - (part 1)
  57. [ Disc 03 Track 12 ] Cherokee, Pt. 2 - (part 2)
  58. [ Disc 03 Track 13 ] Blame It on My Last Affair - (1st Take)
  59. [ Disc 03 Track 14 ] Blame It on My Last Affair - (2nd Take)
  60. [ Disc 03 Track 15 ] Jive at Five
  61. [ Disc 03 Track 16 ] Thursday
  62. [ Disc 03 Track 17 ] Evil Blues
  63. [ Disc 03 Track 18 ] Oh, Lady Be Good
Genre
Jazz
Duration
186m 2s
Country
South Africa
Notes

Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Jimmy Rushing, Helen Humes (vocals); Eddie Durham (arranger, electric guitar, trombone); Caughey Roberts, Earl Warren (alto saxophone); Lester Young, Hershel Evans (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Chu Berry (tenor saxophone); Jack Washington (baritone & alto saxophone); Buck Clayton, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Shad Collins, Joe Keyes, Carl Smith, Ed Lewis, Bobby Moore, Karl George (trumpet); Dan Minor, Dicky Wells, Bennie Morton, George Hunt, (trombone); Freddie Greene, Claude Williams (acoustic rhythm guitar); Walter Page (acoustic bass); Jo Jones (drums).
Recorded in New York between 1937-1939. The dates for the individual sessions are: January 21, 1937; March 26, 1937; July 7, 1937; August 9, 1937; October 13, 1937; January 3, 1938; February 16, 1938; June 6, 1938; August 22, 1938; November 9, 1938; November 16, 1938; January 5, 1939; Januray 26, 1939; February 2-4, 1939. COUNT BASIE: THE COMPLETE DECCA RECORDINGS comes with a 32-page booklet, featuring biographical and discographical information, a track-by-track breakdown of solos, and liner notes by Orrin Keepnews and Steven Lasker.
Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Helen Humes, Jimmy Rushing (vocals); Eddie Durham (guitar, trombone); Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Freddie Green (guitar); Herschel Evans, Lester Young (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Jack Washington (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Caughey Roberts (alto saxophone); Chu Berry (tenor saxophone); Joe Keyes, Ed Lewis, Bob Moore , Karl George, Shad Collins, Buck Clayton (trumpet); Dicky Wells, George Hunt, Benny Morton, Dan Minor (trombone); Jo Jones (drums).
Recording information: ??/??/1937-02/04/1939.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Harry "Sweets" Edison ; Helen Humes; Herschel Evans; Jimmy Rushing.
Arrangers: Count Basie; Don Kirkpatrick; Don Redman; Eddie Durham; Fletcher Henderson; Alex Gibson; Buck Clayton; Buster Smith .
COUNT BASIE: THE COMPLETE DECCA RECORDINGS is among the most compelling reissues to emerge from GRP's "The Legendary Masters Of Jazz" series--a vital component in any jazz collection. When it comes to that most elusive of jazz metaphors, swing, Count Basie wrote the book, and here for the first time, the complete Decca recordings are presented in the exact chronological order in which they were recorded.
Basie's big band was very much an extension of his piano style, deeply rooted in stride and blues. On a piano feature like "Red Wagon" the sense of notes not played is every bit as strong as those Basie articulates, as Basie edits away all the extraneous elements and zeroes in on only the prettiest most swinging notes. Which is what made big band arrangements like "Swinging At The Daisy Chain," "John's Idea," "Jumpin' At The Woodside" and "One O'Clock Jump" so popular among dancers.
Then there was Basie's famous "All-American Rhythm Section," which matched Basie's coy restraint with an uncanny cruise control of its own. They took the strong beat (1 & 3) and weak beat (2 & 4) accents of previous generations, and conjured up a modern 1-2-3-4 groove centered in Freddie Greene's insistent four-to-the-bar strumming, Walter Page's big earthy beat and Jo Jones' magical hi-hat pulse and uncanny accents. When the brass and reed sections dropped away to let the rhythm section stroll, this was something completely new in jazz.
Finally there were the legendary soloists, each man a section unto himself. Lester "Prez" Young brought a new lightness of tone, an advanced harmonic conception, and a floating behind-the-beat groove to the tenor saxophone (dig his lyrical alchemy on "Out The Window" and "Cherokee"), changing our conception of that instrument forever. Then there was his stylistic foil, tenor man Hershel Evans, with his huge, burnished on-the-beat Coleman Hawkins style (hear him swing for dear life on "Topsy" and 'battle' Young on "Time Out"). And there were the great trumpeters, cup-mute bluesman Buck Clayton and the slyly lyrical Harry "Sweets" Edison, and the inimitable vocalist "Little" Jimmy Rushing. All in all, COUNT BASIE: THE COMPLETE DECCA RECORDINGS is a definitive statement on the sound of joy that is jazz.

Distributor
Universal Distribution
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Count Basie
Producer
Orrin Keepnews (Reissue)
Artists
  1. Basie, Count
Date Released
2004-05-04 05:45:41
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