Breakfast Dance and Barbecue

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Breakfast Dance and Barbecue
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Live album by Count Basie and His Orchestra with Joe Williams
Released 1959
Recorded May 31, 1959
The Americana Hotel, Miami, Florida
Genre Jazz
Length 74:22 CD reissue with bonus tracks
Label Roulette
SR 52028
Producer Teddy Reig
Count Basie chronology
Chairman of the Board
Breakfast Dance and Barbecue
Basie/Eckstine Incorporated

Breakfast Dance and Barbecue is a live album by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie and his Orchestra with vocalist Joe Williams featuring tracks recorded at a Disc Jockey convention in Florida in 1959 and originally released on the Roulette label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]

AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states, "Their first of three sets took place at 2 a.m. but the late hour if anything kept the band loose".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Deacon" (Thad Jones) - 5:52 Bonus track on CD reissue
  2. "Cute" (Neal Hefti) - 4:09 Bonus track on CD reissue
  3. "In a Mellow Tone" (Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler) - 6:53
  4. "No Moon at All" (David Mann, Redd Evans) - 2:57 Bonus track on CD reissue
  5. "Cherry Red" (Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner) - 2:39 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "Roll 'Em Pete" (Johnson, Turner) - 2:38 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Cherry Point" (Hefti) - 4:10 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Splanky" (Hefti) - 4:15 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Counter Block" (Jones) - 4:34 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Li'l Darlin'" (Hefti) - 4:07 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "Who, Me?" (Frank Foster) - 3:59
  12. "Five O'Clock in the Morning" (Joe Williams) - 2:53
  13. "Every Day I Have the Blues" (Memphis Slim) - 3:48 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "Back to the Apple" (Count Basie, Frank Foster) - 5:33 Bonus track on CD reissue
  15. "Let's Have a Taste" (Snooky Young) - 4:17
  16. "Moten Swing" (Bennie Moten, Buster Moten) - 5:17
  17. "Hallelujah I Love Her So" (Ray Charles) - 2:36
  18. "One O'Clock Jump" (Count Basie) - 3:45



  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed November, 5, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November, 5, 2015
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Breakfast Dance and Barbecue – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November, 5, 2015.