The Board of Directors Annual Report

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The Board of Directors Annual Report
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Studio album by The Mills Brothers and Count Basie
Released 1968
Recorded July 2 & 3, 1968, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genre Jazz
Label Dot
Producer Teddy Reig and Tom Mack
Count Basie chronology
Manufacturers of Soul
(1968)Manufacturers of Soul1968
The Board of Directors Annual Report
Basie Straight Ahead
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The Board of Directors Annual Report is an album by vocal group The Mills Brothers with pianist and bandleader Count Basie and His Orchestra featuring performances recorded in 1968 and released on the Dot label.[1][2] The album follows Basie's 1967 collaboration with The Mills Brothers The Board of Directors.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "As usual, it's the supposedly timely material that sounds dated, while the old favorites remain timeless. Nevertheless, this is an excellent match-up that should have been tried earlier and more often".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gentle on My Mind" (John Hartford) – 2:39
  2. "Cherry" (Don Redman, Ray Gilbert) – 3:23
  3. "You Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry" (Arthur Kent, Paul Secon) – 2:49
  4. "Glow Worm" (Paul Lincke, Lilla Cayley Robinson, Johnny Mercer) – 2:21
  5. "Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today" (Count Basie, Eddie Durham, Jimmy Rushing) – 3:34
  6. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) – 3:28
  7. "I'll Be Around" (Alec Wilder) – 2:49
  8. "Cielito Lindo" (John Redmond, James Cavanaugh) – 2:17
  9. "Blue and Sentimental" (Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David) – 3:30
  10. "Every Day" (Basie) – 2:54



  1. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November 17, 2015
  2. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Dot Album Discography, Part 5: LPs 25852-26022, accessed November 17, 2015
  3. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. The Board of Directors & Annual Report – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2015.