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COUNT BASIE CDs
by Music Librarian Christopher Popa

Count Basie and His Orchestra
55 Records (J) FNCJ-5617, Blues Backstage: CBO . . . Live in Amsterdam 1956 •
1201 Music 9041-2, Count Basie: Class of ’54, 1989 •
Acrobat (E) ADDCD3126, "One Night Stand" Broadcasts 1944 - 6, 2015 2-CDs • 
Archives of J (Holland) 3801162, CB & His Orch: “The Count at the Chatterbox” •
Archives of J (Holland) 3801412, Count Basie At the famous door
Audio File BBCD601 – see under “Various Artists”
Bandstand (Austria) BS 18010, The Atomic Band Live In Europe, 1995 •
Bandstand (It) BDCD1515, Count Basie: New Year At Birdland, 1990 •
Bear Family (G) BCD 16342 KL – see under “Various Artists”
Bb 7636-2-RB – see under “Various Artists”
Bb 63903-2, bluebird’s best: Count Basie: kansas city powerhouse, 2002 •
Bb 66158-2, Count Basie 1949: Shoutin' Blues, 1993 •
BMG Spec Prod 48966-2, Basie’s Basement, 2004 •
Boplicity (E) CDBOPD 032 - see under "Various Artists"
Bruce Klauber CD-R, Gene's 1940 Jam - see under "Various Artists"
Br BRU 81011-2, Count Basie: Pop Classics, 1995 •
Canby CACD-1011, Radio Days “Live”: . . . J in the Round Aug 5, 1958 •
Cap CDP 21090 2 – see under “Various Artists”
Cap J 38225 2 1, Basie Meets Bond . . . Thunderball And Other Themes . . . , 2002 •
CEMA Spec Markets CDL-57447 – see under “Various Artists”
Classics (Fr) 503, The Chronogical Count Basie 1936 - 1938, 1990 •
Classics (Fr) 504, The Chronogical Count Basie 1938 - 1939, 1990 •
Classics (Fr) 513, The Chronogical Count Basie 1939, 1990 •
Classics (Fr) 533, The Chronogical Count Basie 1939 Vol 2, 1990 •
Classics (Fr) 563, The Chronogical Count Basie 1939 - 1940, 1991 •
Classics (Fr) 623, The Chronogical Count Basie 1940 - 1941, 1992 •
Classics (Fr) 652, The Chronogical Count Basie 1941, 1992 •
Classics (Fr) 684, The Chronogical Count Basie 1942, 1993 •
Classics (Fr) 801, The Chronogical Count Basie 1943 - 1945, 1995 •
Classics (Fr) 934, The Chronogical Count Basie 1945 - 1946, 1997 •
Classics (Fr) 988, The Chronogical Count Basie 1946 - 1947, 1998 •
Classics (Fr) 1018, The Chronogical Count Basie 1947, 1998 •
Classics (Fr) 1107, The Chronogical Count Basie 1947 - 1949, 2000 •
Classics (Fr) 1228, The Chronogical Count Basie 1950 - 1951, 2002 •
Classics (Fr) 1281, The Chronogical Count Basie 1952, 2003 •
Classics (Fr) 1446, The Chronological Count Basie 1953-1954, 2007 •
Canby CACD-1011, Radio Days: Jazz in the Round Aug 5, 1958
Circle CCD-60, C Basie and his Orchestra 1944 [ Lang-Worth transcriptions ], 1991 •
Circle CCD-130, Count Basie and His Orchestra: 1944 and 1945, 1992 •
Clef (J) UCCV-9134, the count!, 2004
Clef (J) UCCV-9135, the swinging Count!, 2004
Collectables COL-CD-6637, Blues By Basie [ CL 901 ] / One O'Clock Jump, 2000 •
Collectables COL-CD-6641, Songs of B Smith / The C Connection Ellington Orch •
Collectables COL-CD-7473 – see under “Various Artists”
Collectables COL-CD-7852, Blues By Basie [ C-101 ] / Dance Parade, 2007 •
Col / Legacy C5K 61432 – see under “Various Artists”
Col / Legacy CK 65571 – see under “Duke Ellington”
Col / Legacy CXK 85470 – see under “Various Artists”
Col / Legacy AC4K 87110, CB: America’s #1 Band: The Col Years 4-CDs promo •
Col / Legacy C4K 87110, America's #1 Band!: the Columbia Years, 2003 4-CDs •
Denon LRC DC-8515 – see under “Various Artists”
Denon LRC DC-8528 – see under “Various Artists”
Doctor J (Neth) DJ 010 – see under “Various Artists”
Doctor J (Neth) DJ 015, Newly Discovered Rec’gs: CB . . . Kurhaus Concert 1954 •
Drive Archive DE 2-41096, CB & His O: at the Royal Roost 1948, 1997 •
Echo J EJCD 03, The Count Basie Orchestra [ sic ], 1989 •
EmArcy (G) 824 705-2, Bing 'n Basie with Bing Crosby •
EmArcy (G) 824 867-2, Count Basie: Have A Nice Day •
Encore 1004 – see under “Various Artists”
Epic (J) EICP601, Lester Leaps In
Essential J Classics EJC55554, T Bennett / CB: The Complete Recordings, 2012 •
Forlane Intl UCD 19007 – see under “Various Artists”
Fresh Sound Records (Sp) FSR-CD 546, Bdwy and Hollywood... Basie's Way, 2009 •
Fresh Sound Records (Sp) FSR-CD 713, “Kansas City Suite” & “The Legend” •
GRP Chessmates GRD-822, Basie: Straight Ahead •
GRP / Dec J GRD-3-611, The Complete Decca Recordings, 1992 3-CDs •
GRP / Dec J GRD-2-629 – see under “Various Artists”
GRP / Dec J GRD-642 – see under “Various Artists”
Hep (E) CD 38, Count Basie and His Orchestra: the Jubilee alternatives, 1990 •
Hep (E) CD 1032 - see under "Various Artists"
Hindsight HBCD504 – see under “Various Artists”
Hindsight HCD-224, CB and His Orch 1944 [ "Jubilee" program ],1986 Shaw •
Hindsight HCD-413 - see under "Various Artists"
Jasmine (E) JASBOX 11-4 – see under “Various Artists”
Jass Records J-CD-3 – see under “Various Artists”
Jass J-CD-17, Count Basie and the Stars of Birdland On Tour! [ Feb 1955 ], 1989 •
J Archives (Holland) 90.106-2, J Archives: CB: A True Collectors Item •
J Band (E) EBCD 2109-2, K Smith with CB: 1963 Live Guard S plus . . . , 1992 •
J Band (E) EBCD 2178-2, At Southland 1940 / Downbeat DJ Program 1943, 2002 •
J Band (E) TMCD 2162-2, Count Basie at Birdland Summer 1952, 2001 •
J Classics MJD1203, C Basie Vol One: Paris Jazz Concert [ Apr 17, 1972 ], 1998 •
J Heritage Soc 5173208, Count Basie And The Kansas City 7, 1996 •
J Hour JH-3003, Count Basie Live!: 1938 at the Famous Door NYC, 1997 James •
J Unlimited (Den) JUCD 201 2086, Count Basie At The Aquarium, 2003 •
J Unlimited (Den) JUCD 2006/07, Cafe Society Uptown, 1941, 1999 2-CDs •
J Unlimited (Den) JUCD 2028, Count Basie: birdland 1956, 1997 •
J Unlimited (Den) JUCD 2039, CB & His Orchestra: Fresno, CA, April 24, 1959, 1993 • 
Jazz Up JU-303, Count Basie: Down For The Count, 1988 •
J World (Belgium) JWD102.306, Count Basie: Basie Swing, 1994 2-CDs •
Jazzline (G) N 77 026, Count Basie Big Band: Live In Berlin 1963, 2016 •
Joyce Record Co JRC1018, Basie Coast to C: Four Historic Broadcasts 1938 – 1951 •
Jubilee (Den) 501 0001 – see under “Various Artists”
Jubilee (Den) 501 0102 – see under “Various Artists”
Jubilee (Den) 501 1008 – see under “Various Artists”
Jubilee (Den) 501 1009 – see under “Various Artists”
K-Tel 3335-2 - see under "Various Artists"
LaserLight 15 778, Count Basie And His Orchestra: Ain't Misbehavin', 1992 •
LaserLight 15 789, Count Basie & His Orchestra: Corner Pocket, 1992 •
LaserLight 17 096, Count Basie: Blues Alley, 1996 [ recorded 1968 ] •
Le Jazz (E) CD 17, CB & His Orchestra: The Swingin' Machine, Live!, 1993 •
Magic (E) DAWE 13, CB And His Orch: Autumn In Paris, 1988 •
Malaco J Records MJD1203, Vol One: Paris Jazz Concert . . . 17 April 1972 •
MCA Dec MCAD2-11279 – see under “Various Artists”
MCA Spec Prod MCAD-21056 – see under “Various Artists”
MCA (J) MVCR-20064, Count Basie: The Best of Early Basie, 1996 •
Monad Records MOA 801, The Count Basie Orchestra [ sic ] 'Live' In Concert, 1995 •
Monad Records MOA 802, Bill Henderson: “Live" In Concert With The CB Band •
Monad Records MOA 805, Joe Williams: “Live' in Vegas” [ with CB and His O ], 1995 •
Mosaic MD8-135, The Complete Roulette Live Recordings of . . . 8-CDs •
Mosaic MD10-149, The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings of . . . 10-CDs
Mosaic MD8-229, The Complete Clef/Verve CB Fifties Studio Recordings, 2005 •
Mosaic MD4-239, Classic Lester Young with Count Basie (1936-1940), 2008 •
MPS (G) 821 291-2, basic basie: Count Basie And His Orchestra •
Mr Music MMCD-7040 - see under "Various Artists"
Music Boutique CD-R, Basie swingin' Voices singin': CB with . . . •
Music Boutique CD-R, How About This: Kay Starr & Count Basie •
Neatwork RP 2038, Vol 1 1936-1940: The Alternative T in Chronological O, 2002 •
Neatwork RP 2045, Vol 2 1940-1941: The Alternative T in Chronological O, 2002 •
Neatwork RP 2054, Vol 3 1941: The Alternative Takes in Chronological Order, 2002 •
Neatwork RP 2058, Vol 4 1941-1945: The Alternative Takes in Chronological O, 2002 •
Neatwork RP 2062, Vol 5 1945-1946: The Alternative T in Chronological O, 2002 •
Neatwork RP 2066, Vol 6 1944-1952: The Alternative T in Chronological O, 2002 •
Ocium (Sp) OCM 0022, Basie On The Beatles •
Pablo OJCCD-377-2, Count Basie Big Band: Montreux '77," 1989 = 2308-207 •
Pablo OJCCD-449-2, Count Basie: Kansas City 6, 1990 Bellson = 2310-871 •
Pablo OJCCD-600-2, Kansas City 3: For the Second Time, 1999 = 2310-878 •
Pablo OJCCD-631-2, Basie Jam 2, 1991 Carter, Bellson = 2310-786 •
Pablo OJCCD-687-2, Basie Jam #3, 1992 Carter, Bellson =2310-840 •
Pablo OJCCD-688-2, CB & Oscar Peterson: Night Rider, 1992 =2310-843 •
Pablo OJCCD-690-2, Count Basie: Kansas City 7, 1992 = 2310-908 •
Pablo OJCCD-740-2, Milt Jackson + CB + The Big Band: vol 1, 1992 =2310-822 •
Pablo OJCCD-741-2, Milt Jackson + CB + The Big Band: vol 2, 1992 =2310-823 •
Pablo OJCCD-790-2, CB Meets O Peterson: The Timekeepers, 1993 =2310-896 •
Pablo OJCCD 808-2, CB and his orch: 88 Basie Street, 1994 = 2310-901 •
Pablo OJCCD-821-2, C Basie / Joe Turner: The Bosses, 1994 =2310-709 •
Pablo OJCCD-822-2, C Basie / Zoot Sims: Basie & Zoot, 1994 =2310-745 •
Pablo OJCCD-854-2, CB and his Orchestra: On the Road, 1995 = 2312-112 •
Pablo OJCCD-886-2, CB and Dizzy Gillespie: The Gifted Ones, 1996 =2310-833 •
Pablo OJCCD-888-2, Count Basie: Kansas City 5, 1996 Bellson =2312-126 • 
Pablo OJCCD 906-2, CB and his Orch: Me and You, 1996 = 2310-891 •
Pablo OJCCD-959-2, CB Encounters O Peterson: Satch and Josh, 1998 =2310-722 •
Pablo OJCCD-994-2, C Basie And His Orchestra: Warm Breeze, 1998 = 2312-131 •
Pablo PACD 767, I Told You So: Arrangements by Bill Holman •
Pablo PACD 2308-246-2, Count Basie: Live in Japan '78, 1987 •
Pablo PACD 2310-712-2, “For The First Time”: The Count Basie Trio, 1987 Bellson •
Pablo PACD 2310-718-2, Basie Jam, 1987 Bellson •
Pablo PACD 2310-859-2, “Kansas City Shout”: Count Basie, 1987 •
Pablo PACD 2310-920-2, Count Basie And His Orchestra: “Fancy Pants,” 1987 •
Pablo PACD 2310-923-2, CB / O Peterson: “Yessir, That’s My Baby,” 1987 •
Pablo PACD 2310-924-2, Count Basie Get Together, 1987 •
Pablo PACD 2310-925-2, Basie and friends, 1988 • 
Pablo PACD-2310-928-2, Count Basie & Ry Eldridge: Loose Walk, 1988 •
Pablo PACD 2310-945, Count Basie Big Band: Fun Time, 1991 •
Pablo PACD-2312-110-2, A Perfect Match: Ella and Basie, 1987 •
Pablo PACD-2312-132-2, “A Classy Pair: E Fitzgerald Sings / CB Plays, 1987 •
Pablo PACD 2625-701-2 – see under “Various Artists”
Pablo PACD-5319-2, Count Basie & His Orchestra: Good Time Blues, 2004 •
Pablo (J) J33J 20016, “Prime Time”: Count Basie and his Orchestra •
Pablo (J) J33J 20048, Basie Big Band •
Pablo (J) J33J 20053, Basie Jam Eldridge, Bellson •
Pablo (J) J33J 20056, “Farmers Market Barbecue”: Count Basie Big Band • 
Pablo (J) VICJ 41582, “Send in the Clowns”: Sarah Vaughan and the CBO •
Phono (Eur) 870245, Complete Live at the Crescendo 1958 5-CDs  •
Phontastic (Sw) CD 7555, Count on the Coast: Vol I, 1988 •
Phontastic (Sw) CD 7575, Count on the Coast: Vol II, 1988 •
Phontastic (Sw) NCD 8839, Basie's Golden '58 . . . Summer 1958, 1995 •
Pickwick PK 540 – see under “Various Artists”
Poll Winners Records PWR 27206, Dance Along With Basie •
Radio Archives RA012 – see under “Various Artists”
Radio Archives RA171 – see under “Various Artists”
RCA Vic (Fr) Gold Ser 79618 2, Afrique: CB & his orchestra, 2000 •
RCA (J) BVCJ-8601/3, Count Basie: RCA Years in Complete 3-CDs
R Dig BBT10014 – see under “Various Artists”
R Dig BBT100017 – see under “Benny Goodman”
R Dig BBT100019 – see under “Various Artists”
R Dig S202B – see under “Various Artists”
R Dig S208B – see under “Various Artists”
R Dig S210B – see under “Various Artists”
Reprise 45162-2, Hits Of The 50’s & 60’s!: This Time By Basie, 1993 •
Reprise 45946-2, Count Basie Live at the Sands (before Frank), 1998 •
Reprise 46013-2 – see under “Various Artists”
Rhino R2 79805 – see under “Various Artists”
RockBeat Records ROC-3415, Count Basie: At Carnegie Hall, 2018 • 
Roulette RCD 59035, The Best of Basie, 1985 •
Roulette RCD 59036, The Best of Basie Vol 2, 1985 •
Roulette RCD 59038, The Legend . . . From The Pen of Benny Carter, 1985 •
Roulette RCD 59040, Basie in Sweden: Recorded Live In Concert, 1985 •
Roulette J 31791 2 0, Breakfast Dance and Barbecue, 2001 •
Roulette J 50999 5 04826 2 7, Every Day i have the Blues, 2007 •
Roulette J 81664, Count Basie: Chairman Of The Board, 2003 •
Roulette J 97449, Basie At Birdland, 2007 = RCD 59039 + bonus tracks •
Roulette J CDP 28635 2 6, Basie: The Complete Atomic Basie, 1994 •
Roulette J CDP 28636, Basie/Eckstine Incorporated, 1994 = Roulette RCD 59042 •
Roulette J CDP 37241, CB/S Vaughan, 1996 = Roulette RCD 59043 + bonus tracks •
Roulette J CDP 7953322, Sing Along with Basie, 1991 = Roulette RCD 59041 •
Roulette J CDP 7972712, Basie one more t: music from the pen of Q Jones, 1991 •
Roulette (J) WPCR-16583, Basie plays Hefti, 2015 •
Roulette (J) WPCR-16586, Dance Along With Basie: CB and his orchestra, 2015 •
Roulette (J) WPCR-16587, CB & his Orch: "Not Now I'll Tell You When," 2015 •
Roulette (J) WPCR-16588, Kansas City Suite: CB & his Orch.: The Music of B Carter •
Roulette (J) WPCR-16590, Basie: Easin' It: CB & His O . . . Pen Of F Foster, 2015 •
Roulette (J) WPCR-16591, Back With Basie: More Hit Perfs Of The '60's, 2015 •
Roulette (J) WPCR-16598, Count Basie: String Along With Basie, 2015 • 
Roulette (J) WPCR-16600, Joe Williams / Count Basie: Memories Ad-Lib, 2015 •
Roulette (J) WPCR-16603, Count Basie / Joe Williams: Just The Blues, 2015 •
RST Records (Austria) JUBCD 1003-2 – see under “Various Artists”
RST Records (Austria) JUBCD 1010-2 – see under “Various Artists”
RST Records (Austria) JUBCD 1014-2 – see under “Various Artists”
RST Records (Austria) JUBCD 1016-2 – see under “Various Artists”
RTE (Fr) 1504-2, En Concert avec Europe1 . . . 1960 . . . 1962, 1992 2-CDs •
RTE (Fr) 710563, CB Feat Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson: Pleyel 17 Avril 1972 Part 1 •
Savoy Jazz SVY 17575 - see under "Various Artists"
Scotti Bros 75245-2, Jazzfest Masters: Count Basie [ June 1969 ], 1992 •
Sepia (E) 1168 – see under “Various Artists”
Smithsonian RD 030 – see under “Various Artists”
Smithsonian RD 108 – see under “Various Artists”
Sony Mus Spec Prod AK 38836, T Brewer/CB: The Songs Of Bessie Smith, 1991 •
Soundcraft SC-5005 – see under “Bunny Berigan”
Soundies SCD 4128, Count Basie: The Lang-Worth Transcriptions •
Soundies SCD 4132 – see under “Various Artists”
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY697, CB And His Orchestra: This And That •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY705, Live At The Bluenote 1955-1956 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY786, Lets Go To Town [ show #s 237-240 ] •
Status (E) DSTS 1037, CB And His Orch: Live In 1958 And 1959, 1990 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY705, At the Bluenote •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY786, The Navy Swings, 2009 •
Sounds of YesterYear (E) DSOY837 – see under “Benny Goodman”
Storyville Records (Sw) 103 8411, C Basie / B Carter: L Radio Broadcasts 2-CDs •
TCB (Sw) 02192, Swiss Radio Days, Vol 19 . . . Basel 1956 Part 1, 2008 •
TCB (Sw) 02202, Swiss Radio Days, Vol 20 . . . Basel 1956 Part 2, 2008 •
Ten12 Music C-0015 – see under “Various Artists”
Ten12 Music C-0016 – see under “Various Artists”
Ten12 Music C-0017 – see under “Various Artists”
Time-Life A-17593, Big Bands: Count Basie, 1992 •
Time-Life R138-03 – see under “Various Artists”
Time-Life R139-39 – see under “Various Artists”
TVT 9431-2 - see under "Various Artists"
TVT 9451-2 - see under "Various Artists"
Unique J RKO1027, Count Basie: Live in 1953!: At Birdland, 1999 •
Universal (E) MCLD19366, The Board of Directors / Annual Report, 1998 Mills Bros •
Universal (J) UCCU-1038, Cheers For Basie!
Universal (J) UCCU-9097, Standing Ovation: Count Basie, 2005 . . . Las Vegas •
Vanguard 169/71 – see under “Various Artists”
Varese Sarabande 302 066 405 2 – see under “Various Artists”
Verve 314 519 849-2, Frankly Basie: C Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra, 1993 •
Verve 314 521 402-2, “April in Paris”: Count Basie and his orchestra, 1997 •
Verve 314 538 059-2, Ella and Basie!, 1997 •
Verve 314 557 455-2, Basie's Beatle Bag: Count Basie & his Orchestra, 1998 •
Verve 314 559 806-2, One O'Clock Jump: Ella Fitzgerald / CB / Joe Williams, 1999 •
Verve 422 837 433, Count Basie: King of Swing, 2002 •
Verve B0001615-02, Count Basie At Newport, 2004   Jacquet, Eldridge • 
Verve (J) POCJ-2738, li'l ol' groovemaker....Basie!, 1999 •
Verve (J) UCCV-9134, the count! •
Verve (J) UCCV-9135, the swinging Count! •
Verve (J) UCCV-9137, Hall Of Fame: Count Basie, 2004 •
Verve (J) UCCV-9138, On My Way & S Again!: CB and His O Play . . . N Hefti, 2005 • 
Verve (J) UCCV-9139, Basie Land, 2005 •
Vintage J Classics VJC-1016 – see under “Various Artists”
Vintage J Classics VJC-1018-2, B Junction: The L V Disc and Jubilee Masters, 1991 •
Vintage J Classics VJC-1033, 'Rock-a-Bye Basie’: Featuring Lester Young, 1991 •
Viper’s Nest VN-163 – see under “Various Artists”
Voc (E) CDLK 4180 – see under “Ted Heath”

Count Basie Orchestra directed by Thad Jones
Mobile Fidelity MFCD 889, Caterina Valente '86: with The CBO: arr and cond . . . 
Philips (J) 32JD-160, Way-Out Basie: Thad Jones & The CBO, 1987   [ rec. 1985 ]

Count Basie Orchestra directed by Frank Foster
Blue Note CDP 31877 2 0, An evening with L Horne Live at The Supper Club promo •
Denon CJ 73790, The Legend, The Legacy, The CBO Dir By F Foster, 1989 promo • 
Denon CY-1018, Long Live the Chief: The Count Basie Orchestra, 1986 •
GRP Records GRD-9550, Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra, 1987 •
Telarc J CD-83312, The CBO Directed By Frank Foster: Live At El Morocco, 1992 •
Telarc J CD-83329, Joe Williams / the cBo: live at orchestra hall, detroit, 1993 •
Telarc J CD-83358, Basie's Bag: The CBO Under The Direction Of F Foster, 1994 •
Warner Bros 9 26295-2, Big Boss Band: George Benson featuring the CBO, 1990 •

Count Basie Orchestra directed by Grover Mitchell
Jazz MCG 1002, Live At Manchester Craftsmen's Guild . . . With The N Y Voices •
Mama MMF 1024, CBO Directed By G Mitchell: Count Plays Duke, 1998 •
Mama MMF 1027, CBO Directed By G Mitchell: Swing Shift, 1999 advance CD •
Conc J CCD-4795, r Clooney / cBo directed by g mitchell: at long last, 1998 •

Count Basie Orchestra directed by Bill Hughes
Concord Records CCD-30026-2, Ray Sings Basie Swings, 2006 •
Eighty-Eights (J) VRCL 18833, Basie is Back: Recorded Live in Japan, 2006 •
RPM Records / Col 88697 34321 2, T Bennett Feat . . . A Swingin' Christmas, 2008 •

Count Basie Orchestra directed by Dennis Wilson
Mack Ave MAC 1048, CBO Salutes the J Masters: Swinging, Singing, Playing, 2009 •

Count Basie Orchestra directed by Scotty Barnhart
Concord Jazz CJA00109, The CBO Dir By S Barnhart: All About That Basie, 2018 •
Concord Jazz CJA-38450-02, The CBO . . . A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!, 2015 •

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