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Sing A Song Of / Along With Basie

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Sing A Song Of / Along With Basie
Sing A Song Of / Along With Basie


It is fair to say that Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross set standards in style and musical ability. The trio's contribution to jazz vocal cannot be underestimated and their vocal gymnastics dramatically changed the sound of other vocal groups. They were voted best vocal group in Downbeat's readers poll five years in a row. This release presents two complete albums on one CD. The first features a rhythm section based on Count Basie's "New Testament" band with the vocalese practitioners Lambert, Hendricks and Ross executing the tricky lead and section work. Annie Ross is astonishing as she hits impossibly high trumpet parts with aplomb. Then on the second you have the thrilling, ultra swinging sound of the full Count Basie Orchestra plus appearances from Joe Williams. In fact there's enough words and music here to make it seem like some sort of crazy jazz opera. The CD also includes two bonus live tracks recorded with Count Basie.


  1. Name
  2. Everyday I Have the Blues
  3. It's Sand Man
  4. Two For the Blues
  5. One O'clock Jump
  6. Little Pony
  7. Down for Double
  8. Fiesta in Blue
  9. Down for the Count
  10. Blues Backstage
  11. Avenue C
  12. Jumpin' at the Woodside
  13. Going to Chicago Blues
  14. Tickle Toe
  15. Let Me See
  16. Every Tub
  17. Shorty George
  18. Rusty Dusty Blues
  19. The King
  20. Swingin' the Blues
  21. Lil' Darlin'
  22. Doodlin' (Bonus Track)
  23. Every Day I Have the Blues (Bonus Track)
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