The Board of Directors (album)

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The Board of Directors
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Studio album by The Mills Brothers, Count Basie and Orchestra
Released 1968
Recorded November 1967
Genre Swing
Big band music
Label Dot
Producer Teddy Reig and Tom Mack
Count Basie chronology
Half a Sixpence
(1967)Half a Sixpence1967
The Board of Directors
Manufacturers of Soul
(1968)Manufacturers of Soul1968

The Board of Directors is a LP album recorded at the A & R Recording Studios in New York City on November 20–21, 1967 and released in 1968, featuring the Mills Brothers with Count Basie and orchestra.[1][2] The arrangements and conducting were by Dick Hyman, and the sound engineer was Phil Ramone.

The theme of the title was taken from the Basie band album recorded in April 1958, Chairman of the Board (reissued 1970 by Roulette Records). It was resumed in 1968 in the follow-up album The Board of Directors Annual Report, also with the Mills Brothers (Dot Records).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Up a Lazy River"
  2. "I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful" (Frank Foster solo)
  3. "Release Me"
  4. "I Want to Be Happy" (Eric Dixon flute solo)
  5. "Down-Down-Down"
  6. "The Whiffenpoof Song"
  7. "I Dig Rock and Roll Music"
  8. "Tiny Bubbles"
  9. "December"
  10. "Let Me Dream"
  11. "April in Paris"


The Mills Brothers


  1. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November 15, 2015
  2. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Dot Album Discography, Part 4: LPs 25501-25852, accessed November 16, 2015