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Format: CD
Sku: 60302297
UPC: 015707960120
UPC 14: 00015707960120
Release Date: 5/25/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Shoe Shine Boy ~ Various Artists
2. Lover Man ~ Various Artists
3. Georgia Mae ~ Various Artists
4. Squeeze Me ~ Various Artists
5. Buck Huckles ~ Various Artists
6. Splittin' ~ Various Artists
7. Caravan ~ Various Artists
8. Old Man River ~ Various Artists
9. Too Marvelous for Words ~ Various Artists
10. Sent For You Yesterday ~ Various Artists
11. Perdido ~ Various Artists
12. Satin Doll ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: 1956-1958.
Muze PNote Too Marvelous for Words compiles 12 highlights from John Hammond's late-'50s recordings of Count Basie and his band for Vanguard. Hammond didn't specifically record Basie, who only appears on four tracks on this compilation. Instead, he assembled various members of Basie's band, had them run through familiar items of their repertoire, adding a couple of stray songs and originals along the way. Since these recordings were made in the late '50s, when all of the members (apart from the odd newcomer, such as Kenny Burrell) were well established, these sessions aren't as revelatory as many of Hammond's blues and folk recordings, which had the wondrous element of discovery. The music on Too Marvelous for Words, however, is nevertheless delightful because Hammond gave a number of excellent musicians -- Lucky Thompson, Benny Green, Freddie Green, Jo Jones, Walter Page, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Hank Jones, Joe Williams, and Basie himself, among them -- the freedom to simply lay out and play on favorite songs. There may be no revelations among these tunes, but the music is bright, swinging and altogether engaging. Certainly, it's not among Basie or his band's major works, but it's enjoyable for any fan of his music, no matter their level of expertise or dedication. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Steve Buckingham (Compilation)

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Associated Artists and Works

Armstrong, Louis
The Basie Bunch: Too Marvelous For Words ~ Artists, Various
Bashung, Alain
Bennett, Tony
Brewer, Teresa
Coltrane, John
Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings ~ Count Basie With Joe Williams
Crosby, Bing
Ellington Edward Kennedy
Ellington, Duke
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke ~ Ellington, Duke
A Classy Pair ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
A Perfect Match ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
Goodman, Benny
Tribute To Count Basie ~ Harris, Gene
Tribute to Count Basie ~ Harris, Gene
Hendricks, Jon
Jones, Quincy
Krupa, Gene
McGriff, Jimmy
Miller, Glenn
Mills Brothers
Mills Brothers (The)
Moten, Bennie
Prysock, Arthur
Quincy Jones-Sammy Nestico Orch
Basie & Beyond ~ Quincy Jones-Sammy Nestico Orch
Quinichette, Paul
Randy Reinhardt
Reinhart, Randy
Rich, Buddy
Sinatra, Frank
Smith, Keely
Starr, Kay
Terry, Clark
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Turner, Big Joe
Valente, Caterina
Too Marvelous for Words ~ Various Artists
Vaughan, Sarah
Volenta, Carolina
Williams, Joe
Young, Lester

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/25/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 79601
Music Label Name Label : Vanguard
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00015707960120

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