Lambert, Hendricks & Ross / Joe Williams / Count Basie – Sing Along With Basie (Full Album)

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Sing Along with Basie is an album by vocalese group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross with Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra recorded in 1958 and originally released on the Roulette label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross had combined their voices to recreate the Count Basie Orchestra on their debut release Sing a Song of Basie. For this follow-up (which has not yet been reissued on CD), they actually had the services of the Basie big band itself. The vocal trio (who once again overdubbed their voices in spots several times) performs ten Basie classics including an exciting “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” “Tickle Toe,” “The King,” “Swingin’ the Blues” and “Li’l Darlin’.” Most memorable is “Going to Chicago Blues” which has L, H & Ross recreating the Basie Orchestra while Joe Williams sings the regular vocal; it is quite fascinating to hear (http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000765605).

Track listing:
“Jumpin’ at the Woodside” (Count Basie) – 3:18
“Goin’ to Chicago Blues” (Basie, Jimmy Rushing) – 4:11
“Tickle Toe” (Lester Young) – 2:37
“Let Me See” (Basie, Harry Edison) – 3:13
“Every Tub” (Basie, Eddie Durham) – 3:23
“Shorty George” (Basie, Andy Gibson) – 3:06
“Rusty Dusty Blues” (J. Mayo Williams) – 3:44
“The King” (Basie) – 3:22
“Swingin’ the Blues” (Basie, Durham) – 3:02
“Li’l Darlin'” (Neal Hefti) – 4:37

Personnel:
Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, Annie Ross, Joe Williams – vocals
Count Basie – piano
Wendell Culley, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Snooky Young – trumpet
Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell – trombone
Marshal Royal – alto saxophone, clarinet
Frank Wess – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell – tenor saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
Freddie Green – guitar
Eddie Jones – bass
Sonny Payne – drums

Released: 1958
Recorded: May 26 & 27, September 2 & 3 and October 15, 1958
Capitol Studio, New York City
Length: 34:33
Label: Roulette
SR 52018
Producer: Teddy Reig

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