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Count Basie & Billie Holiday - At The Savoy Ballroom - Classic Jazz Music
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Count Basie & Billie Holiday - At The Savoy Ballroom


This album contains nearly impossible to find cuts previously unissued on Compact Disc and featuring the incomparable Billie Holiday! Billie Holiday was only with the Count Basie Orchestra for a short time, and these represent the only recordings of the 2 legendary Jazz artists performing together. These tracks remained almost unheard for many decades and until now have only been available on vinyl. Recorded at the Savoy Ballroom Count Basie and Billie Holiday give a sizzling performance of "Swing Brother Swing" and a soulful and heart rendering rendition of "Lover Man". Also Included is a vocal appearance by James Rushing. These Recordings though sometimes rough due the limitations of early recording technology are being presented here due to their historical significance, some surface noise may appear. Announcer - Howard Doyle, Piano - Count Basie, Vocals - Jimmy Rushing, Billie Holiday, Trumpet - Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Bobby Moore, Trombone - George Hunt & Dan Minor, Alto Sax - Earl Warren, Alto & Baritone Sax - Jack Washington, Tenor Sax & Clarinet - Lester Young, Tenor Sax - Herschel Evans, Guitar - Freddy Green, Bass - Walter Page, Drums - Jo Jones. Recorded June 30th, 1937.

Track Listing

  1. Moten Swing Theme Song (1:37)
  2. Shout And Feel It (2:22)
  3. The Me And You That Used To Be (3:41)
    Vocals - Jimmy Rushing
  4. The Count Steps In (2:40)
  5. They Can't Take That Away From Me (3:28)
    Vocals - Billie Holiday
  6. I'll Always Be In Love With You (3:02)
  7. When My Dreamboat Comes Home (2:29)
    Vocals - Jimmy Rushing
  8. Swing Brother Swing (1:54)
    Vocals - Billie Holiday
  9. Bugle Blues (5:24)
  10. Lover Man (3:23)
    Vocals - Billie Holiday (Bonus Track Not From The Savoy Performance)