Count Basie

The Recordings

Lester Leaps Again

 record label Group: Kansas City Five
Label: Keynote Matrix Number: Keynote (1302)
Record Type: Double sided 12 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: March 22, 1944
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Personnel: “Prince Charming” (Count Basie), piano; Lester Young, tenor sax; Freddie Greene, guitar; Jo Jones, drums; Rodney Richardson, bass.

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After Theater Jump

 record label Group: Kansas City Seven
Label: Keynote Matrix Number: Keynote (1302)
Record Type: Double sided 12 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: March 22, 1944
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Personnel: Buck Clayton, trumpet; “Prince Charming” (Count Basie), piano; Lester Young, tenor sax; Jo Jones, drums; Dickie Wells, trombone; Freddie Greene, guitar; Rodney Richardson, bass;

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Good Morning Blues

 record label Group: Count Basie and his Orchestra
Label: Decca Matrix Number: Decca (18125)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: August 9, 1937
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Personnel: Earl Warren, Ronald Washington, Lester Young and Herschel Evans on saxophones; Ed Lewis, Bobby Moore and Buck Clayton on trumpets; George Hunt, Dan Minor and Ed Durham on trombones; Count Basie on piano; Fred Green on guitar; Walter Page on bass; and Jo Jones on drums.

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Doggin' Around

 record label Group: Count Basie and his Orchestra
Label: Decca Matrix Number: Decca (18125)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: June 6, 1938
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Personnel: Earl Warren, Ronald Washington, Lester Young and Herschel Evans on saxophones; Ed Lewis, Harry Edison and Buck Clayton on trumpets; Henry Morton, Dan Minor and Ed Durham on trombones; Count Basie on piano; Fred Green on guitar; Walter Page on bass; and Jo Jones on drums.

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The King

 record label Group: Count Basie
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (37070)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: February 4, 1946
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Performed by Count Basie and his Orchestra.

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Blue Skies

 record label Group: Count Basie
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (37070)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: October 9, 1945
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Performed by Count Basie and his Orchestra.

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Royal Garden Blues

 record label Group: Count Basie
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (36710)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: July 24, 1942
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Performed by Count Basie and his All American Rhythm Section featuring Buck Clayton on trumpet and Don Byas on tenor sax.

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How Long Blues

 record label Group: Count Basie
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (36710)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: July 24, 1942
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Performed by Count Basie and his All American Rhythm Section.

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Destination KC

 record label Group: Kansas City Seven
Label: Keynote Matrix Number: Keynote (1303)
Record Type: Double sided 12 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: March 22, 1944
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Personnel: Count Basie (piano), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Lester Young (tenor sax), Jo Jones (drums), Dickie Wells (trombone), Freddie Greene (guitar), Rodney Richardson (bass). Count Basie is identified as “Prince Charming” on the label.

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Six Cats and a Prince

 record label Group: Kansas City Seven
Label: Keynote Matrix Number: Keynote (1303)
Record Type: Double sided 12 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: March 22, 1944
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Personnel: Count Basie (piano), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Lester Young (tenor sax), Jo Jones (drums), Dickie Wells (trombone), Freddie Greene (guitar), Rodney Richardson (bass). Count Basie is identified as “Prince Charming” on the label.

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