Dance Along with Basie

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Dance Along with Basie
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Studio album by Count Basie & His Orchestra
Released 1960
Recorded December 16, 18, 28, 30 & 31, 1959
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Roulette
SR 52036
Producer Teddy Reig
Count Basie chronology
Everyday I Have the Blues
(1959)
Dance Along with Basie
(1960)
String Along with Basie
(1960)

Dance Along with Basie is an album released by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie featuring tracks recorded in late 1959 and originally released on the Roulette label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]

The album won the Best Performance by a Band for Dancing at the 3rd Annual Grammy Awards.[4] AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It Had to Be You" (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 2:56
  2. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Kahn) - 4:00
  3. "Can't We Be Friends" (Paul James, Kay Swift) - 5:22
  4. "Misty" (Erroll Garner) - 3:35
  5. "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight" (Billy Reid) - 3:37
  6. "How Am I to Know" (Jack King, Dorothy Parker) - 2:26
  7. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 3:35
  8. "Fools Rush In" (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) - 3:10
  9. "Secret Love" (Sammy Fain, Mercer) - 3:17
  10. "Give Me the Simple Life" (Bloom, Harry Ruby) - 3:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed November, 3, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography - 1960-1969, accessed November, 3, 2015
  3. ^ a b Allmusic listing, accessed November, 3, 2015
  4. ^ "1960 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved November 3, 2015.