String Along with Basie

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String Along with Basie
String Along with Basie.jpg
Studio album by Count Basie
Released 1960
Recorded July 20, 1959 and May 10 & 11, 1960
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Roulette
SR 52051
Producer Teddy Reig
Count Basie chronology
Dance Along with Basie
(1959)Dance Along with Basie1959
String Along with Basie
(1959)
Not Now, I'll Tell You When
(1960)Not Now, I'll Tell You When1960

String Along with Basie is an album by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie accompanied by a small band and string section on tracks recorded in 1959 and 1960 and originally released on the Roulette label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]

AllMusic awarded the album 4½ stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 2:52
  2. "Song of the Islands" (Chas. E. King) - 4:14
  3. "Stringing the Blues" (Jimmy Jones) - 4:07
  4. "The One I Love" (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 3:35
  5. "Blue and Sentimental" (Count Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David) - 3:34
  6. "Blues Bittersweet" (Quincy Jones) - 2:38
  7. "Poor Butterfly" (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell) - 4:15
  8. "These Foolish Things Remind Me of You" (Holt Marvell, Harry Link, Jack Strachey) - 4:32
  9. "She's Funny That Way (I Got A Woman Crazy For Me)" (Neil Moret, Richard Whiting) – 3:14
  10. "Sweet Lorraine" (Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish) - 3:15
  • Recorded in New York City on July 20, 1959 (tracks 5, 6 & 8) and May 10 & 11, 1960 (tracks 1-4, 7, 9 & 10)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed November 3, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November 3, 2015
  3. ^ a b Allmusic listing, accessed November 3, 2015