Count Basie – John’s Idea

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Who was “John” here with the “idea”? John Hammond, the producer of the recording session.

The song was written by Count Basie and was recorded on July 7, 1937.

It was released as Decca 1363 in August 1937.


  • Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Bobby Moore – trumpets
  • George Hunt, Dan Minor – trombones
  • Lester Young, Herschel Evans, Earl Warren, Jack Washington – reeds
  • Count Basie – piano
  • Freddie Green – guitar
  • Walter Page – bass
  • Jo Jones – drums