Rockabye Basie Live in 38 & 39 (aka Rock-a-byeBasie) is a live album by Count Basie and his orchestra featuring Lester Young.
Sometimes on websites the title is written as Rockabye and sometimes, like the album cover, it is hyphenated.
Just to confuse things more, there is also a studio album called Rock-A-Bye Basie original Recordings 1939-1940.
It was recorded at the Front Door and there is another album of recordings from 1938 – Live! 1938 at the Famous Door NYC.
Average Amazon Customer rating – %%AVERAGERATING%% Stars
Songs On Count Basie Rockabye Basie Live in 38 & 39
One O’Clock Jump – 0:59
King Porter Stomp – 3:01
Nagasaki – 4:00
Indiana #1 – 4:07
Doggin’ Around – 3:01
One O’Clock Jump – 0:33
Haven’t Changed a Thing – 3:54
Out the Window – 2:27
Wo-Ta-Ta – 4:21
Love of My Life – 3:27
John’s Idea – 3:27
Yeah Man! – 3:00
Indiana #2 – 2:35
Jump for Me – 3:11
Moten Swing – 4:22
Rock-A-Bye Basie – 3:36
Swingin’ the Blues – 4:12
Roseland Shuffle – 2:09
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me – 3:01
Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie – 3:31
Louisiana – 2:26
Darktown Strutters’ Ball – 2:45
One O’Clock Jump – 5:40
What appeals to me most about this album is the contribution of Lester Young. Whilst some of the recording isn’t up to the standards we’d like, Young was in blistering form.
Buying Count Basie Rockabye Basie Live in 38 & 39
These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.
What Do You Think?
Is this a great live album?
Is it one of the best live albums by Count Basie?
Is it one of the best live albums by Lester Young?
The Best Live Albums Of All Time
Please vote in my poll to find the best live jazz albums. While you may not have heard all of them, I see a vote as a recommendation to other readers.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls