Basie Straight Ahead

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Basie Straight Ahead
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Studio album by Count Basie and Orchestra
Released 1968
Recorded September 1968
Genre Swing
Big band music
Label Dot
Producer Tom Mack and Teddy Reig
Count Basie and Orchestra chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[1]

Basie Straight Ahead is an album recorded at TTG Studios, Hollywood, California in October 1968 featuring Count Basie and his orchestra. The tunes were all composed, arranged and conducted by Sammy Nestico. The engineers were Ami Hadani and Thorne Nogar, and the producers were Tom Mack and Teddy Reig. The disc was issued in 1968 on Dot label and on English EMI.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Sammy Nestico

  1. "Basie - Straight Ahead" – 3:56
  2. "It's Oh, So Nice" – 4:10
  3. "Lonely Street" – 2:53
  4. "Fun Time" – 3:52
  5. "Magic Flea" – 3:09
  6. "Switch In Time" – 3:58
  7. "Hay Burner" – 4:16
  8. "That Warm Feeling" – 3:33
  9. "The Queen Bee" – 4:13



  1. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 20. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.