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1965 - 1974

As Sideman

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1. Robbins Nest (Thompson)**     RCA Victor 20-2677

2. Hey Pretty Baby (Moore)     RCA Victor 20-2948

3. It's Monday Every Day (Robin)     RCA Victor 20-2850

4. Bye Bye Baby (Rushing & Basie)     RCA Victor 20-3051

5. Ready, Set, Go! (Skylar & Freeman)     RCA Victor 20-3003


6. Bran' New Dolly (Troup)     RCA Victor 20-3449

7. Cheek To Cheek (Berlin)     RCA Victor 20-3499

8. Just An Old Manuscript (Redman & Razaf)     Victor LPM 1112 (LP)

9. Katy (Wilson & Basie)     Victor LPM 1112 (LP)


10. She's A Wine-O (Russell & Cowan)     RCA Victor 20-3542

11. Did You Ever See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? (Johnson)**     RCA 741042 (LP) (France)

12. Shoutin' Blues (Basie & Price)     RCA Victor 20-3514

13. After You've Gone (Creamer & Layton)     RCA Victor 20-3558

14. St. Louis Baby (Basie & Wilson)     RCA Victor 20-3601

15. Did You Ever See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?  (Johnson)**     RCA Victor 20-3514


16. Wonderful Thing (Basie & Price)     RCA Victor LMP 1112 (LP)

17. Slider (Wise, Raeburn & Temple)     RCA FXM17216 (LP) (France)

18. Mine Too (Basie & Price)     RCA Victor 20-3699

19. Walking Slow Behind You (Lange & Heath)     RCA Victor 20-3572


20. Slider (Wise, Raeburn & Temple)*     RCA Victor 20-3542

21. Normania (a.k.a. "Blee Blop Blues") (Atkinson & Basie)*     RCA Victor 20-3601

22. Rocky Mountain Blues (Williams & Stansel)*     RCA Victor 20-3572

1957 - 1964

Pre Duke

Personnel

Tracks 1 to 5 - Los Angeles, 12th December 1947

Ed Lewis, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Emmett Berry, Snooky Young (tp), Bill Johnson, George Matthews, George Washington, Ted Donnelly (tb), Preston Love, Charlie Price (as), Buddy Tate, Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jack Washington (bs), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (gt), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (dr), Jimmy Rushing, Jeanne Taylor (vo)


Tracks 6 to 9 - Los Angeles, 11th April 1949

Clark Terry, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Emmett Berry, Jimmy Nottingham, Gerald Wilson (tp), Dicky Wells, George Matthews, Melba Liston, Ted Donnelly (tb), Earl Warren, Charlie Price (as), Bill "Weasel" Parker, Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jack Washington (bs), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (gt), Singleton Palmer (b), Butch Ballard (dr), Jimmy Rushing, Bobby Troup, Taps Miller (vo)


Tracks 10 to 12 - New York, 29th June 1949

Clark Terry, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Emmett Berry, Jimmy Nottingham, Gerald Wilson (tp), Dicky Wells, George Matthews, Ted Donnelly (tb), Earl Warren, Charlie Price (as), Bill "Weasel" Parker, Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jack Washington (bs), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (gt), Singleton Palmer (b), Butch Ballard (dr), Jimmy Rushing, Bobby Troup, Taps Miller (vo)


Tracks 13 to 15 - New York, 13th July 1949, Tracks 16 to 19 - New York, 22nd July 1949

Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (gt), Singleton Palmer (b), Butch Ballard (dr), Clark Terry, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Emmett Berry, Jimmy Nottingham, Gerald Wilson (tp), Dicky Wells, George Matthews, Ted Donnelly (tb), Earl Warren, Charlie Price (as), Bill "Weasel" Parker, Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jack Washington (bs), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (gt), Singleton Palmer (b), Butch Ballard (dr), Jimmy Rushing, Taps Miller (vo)


Tracks 20 to 22 - New York, 5th August 1949

As July 1949 with Jimmy Taylor & Paul Gonsalves on tenor saxophone  and Billy Valentine added on vocals.

** Paul Gonsalves  in solo feature.

The Count Basie Orchestra were able to record a few numbers prior to the musicians union recording ban that began on new years day 1948 (for an interesting discussion of this period see ).

1948 was a difficult time for Basie - the recording ban was coupled with a failed attempt to tour Europe. The band remained active through the year though, playing several series of one-nighters, longer residencies in New York City (playing 5 shows a day, 7 days a few for 6 weeks and the Strand Theatre) and Atlantic City and other performances all over the country.

The recording ban ended in December 1948 but the orchestra did not make it back into the studio until April 1949. The 78s complied on CD feature Paul Gonsalves in a number of solo spots, most notable his features on Robin's Nest and Did You Ever See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?

The Count Basie big band was eventually broken-up on 8th January 1950.


With Duke