Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan

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Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan
Studio album by Sarah Vaughan
Released 1961
Recorded July 19, 1960, and January 10–13, 1961 in New York City, New York
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 46:43
Label Roulette
Producer Teddy Reig, Michael Cuscuna (reissue)
Sarah Vaughan chronology
The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan
Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan
After Hours
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Kansas City Suite
Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan
Basie at Birdland
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan is a 1961 album by American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, with arrangements by Frank Foster, Thad Jones and Ernie Wilkins. According to James Gavin's liner notes to the 1996 CD release, Basie himself does not perform on any of the tracks.

The original LP was part of Roulette Records' Birdland Series, "which takes its name from the world-renowned jazz nightclub," according to the back cover notes.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Perdido" (Ervin Drake, Hans J. Lengsfelder, Juan Tizol) – 2:12
  2. "Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) – 3:59
  3. "I Cried for You" (Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman) – 2:56
  4. "Alone" (Nacio Herb Brown, Freed) – 3:56
  5. "There Are Such Things" (George W. Meyer, Stanley Adams, Abel Baer) – 3:12
  6. "Mean to Me" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 2:51
  7. "The Gentleman Is a Dope" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 2:46
  8. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 4:53
  9. "Until I Met You" (Freddie Green, Don Wolf) – 3:10
  10. "You Turned the Tables on Me" (Louis Alter, Sidney Mitchell) – 3:24
  11. "Little Man (You've Had a Busy Day)" (Mabel Wayne, Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler) – 4:53
    1996 CD reissue bonus tracks not included on the original 1961 release:
  12. "Teach Me Tonight" (Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul, arr. Ernie Wilkins) (with Joe Williams) - 2:53
  13. "If I Were a Bell" (Frank Loesser) (with Joe Williams) – 2:45
  14. "Until I Met You" – 2:48

All tracks arranged by Thad Jones, except "Little Man (You've Had a Busy Day)" by Frank Foster and "Teach Me Tonight" by Ernie Wilkins.


The Count Basie Orchestra


  1. ^ Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 20. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.