Count Basie Live! 1938 at the Famous Door NYC

Live! 1938 at the Famous Door NYC is a live album by Count Basie with guest soloist Harry James on trumpet.

This also features one of my favourite saxophone players, the great Lester Young.

It is a companion album to Rock-A-Bye Basie Live In ’38 & ’39.

Count Basie Live! 1938 at the Famous Door NYC

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Songs On Count Basie Live! 1938 at the Famous Door NYC

Intro – Time Out – 1:58
One Hour – 1:41
Jumpin’ At The Woodside – 6:59
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You – 3:13
King Porter Stomp – 4:00
OH! Lady Be Good – 3:04
Everybody Loves My Baby – 1:00
Intro – King Porter Stomp – 4:06
John’s Idea – 4:45
Nagasaki – 3:55
Doggin’ Around – 3:08
Wo-Ta-Ta – 4:25
Yeah Man – 3:03
Out The Window – 2:26
Introduction – Every Tub – 5:11
Song Of The Wanderer – 2:25
Flat Foot Floogie – 4:34
OH! Lady Be Good – 3:37
Boogie Woogie Blues – 3:08
One O’Clock Jump – 5:56

The sound quality isn’t to modern standards but I like this quaint “old radio” feel to these old jazz records from the 1930s and ’40s. This is music history and, if I close my eyes, I can imagine myself in the late 1930s listening to this broadcast on the radio. However it may be below some people’s acceptable standards so I recommend that you listen to the mp3 samples before buying.

What’s undeniable is that Basie and his orchestra could swing with Lester Young and Hershell Evans on tenor sax. You may not need this and Rock-A-Bye Basie but I think lovers of traditional jazz need at least one of them.

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