The Atomic Mr. Basie ()

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The Atomic Mr. Basie - Count Basie
Track Listing
  1. The Kid From Red Bank
  2. Duet
  3. After Supper
  4. Flight Of The Foo Birds
  5. Double-O
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  1. The Kid From Red Bank
  2. Duet
  3. After Supper
  4. Flight Of The Foo Birds
  5. Double-O
  6. Teddy The Toad
  7. Whirly-Bird
  8. Midnite Blue
  9. Splanky
  10. Fantail
  11. Li'l Darlin'
  12. Silks And Satins
  13. Sleepwalker Serenade
  14. The Late Late Show
  15. How Can You Lose?
  16. Five O'Clock In The Morning
  17. Whirly-Bird
  18. Cute
  19. Thou Swell
  20. Five O'Clock In The Morning
  21. Blee Blop Blues
  22. One O'Clock Jump
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The release of this album in late 1957 marked the beginning of a glorious new phase in Count Basie's career. Signed to Roulette Records, the newly formed label owned by Morris Levy, the New York recording entrepreneur, jukebox mogul, club owner, and quasi-underworld figure, it took Basie's core audience and a lot of other people by surprise, as a bold, forward-looking statement within the context of a big-band recording -- if not as daring as what Duke Ellington had done at Newport in 1956, still a reminder that there was ...