Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
2:32
2 Love Me Baby
3:59
3 Confessin’ the Blues
2:49
4 J and B
2:47
5 Flight of the Foo Birds
3:24
6 Double-O
2:46
7 L’il Darlin’
4:51
8 Whirly-Birds
3:51
9 Duet
4:12
10 The Kid From Red Bank
2:41
11 Midnight Blue
4:28
12 Teddy the Toad
3:19
13 The Late Late Show (vocal version)
3:04
14 Silks and Satins
4:05
15 Sleepwalker’s Serenade (alternate take)
3:37
16 Sleepwalker’s Serenade
3:39
17 The Late Late Show
2:52
18 Splanky
3:37
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Fan Tail
2:56
2 After Supper
3:26
3 Blues in Hoss’ Flat
3:13
4 H.R.H. (Her Royal Highness)
2:40
5 How Can You Lose
2:34
6 Five O’Clock in the Morning
3:16
7 Pensive Miss
3:50
8 Bag a’ Bones
2:44
9 Has Anyone Here Seen Basie?
2:44
10 Scoot
2:31
11 Sloo-Foot
3:10
12 Pony Tail
3:01
13 Late Date
3:20
14 Hallelujah I Love Her So
2:54
15 A Little Tempo Please
2:38
16 Count Down
2:48
17 It's Awf’ly Nice to Be With You
3:35
18 Cute
3:13
19 Moten Swing
4:52
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Half Moon Street
3:26
2 Who Me
5:14
3 Ol’ Man River
5:35
4 Kansas City Shout
3:34
5 Mutt & Jeff
3:39
6 Fair and Warmer
3:35
7 M-Squad Theme
2:29
8 Tell Me Your Troubles
2:57
9 Imagination
3:05
10 The Deacon
4:50
11 Speaking of Sounds
3:28
12 Segue in C
6:15
13 T.V. Time
3:17
14 Rat Race
2:42
15 For Lena and Lennie
3:50
16 The Big Walk
3:01
17 The Midnite Sun Never Sets
3:37
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Meet B. B.
3:30
2 A Square at the Roundtable
2:19
3 Muttnik
5:27
4 Jessica’s Day
4:27
5 Quince
3:59
6 I Need to Be Bee’d With
3:33
7 What Did You Win
2:18
8 Cherry Red
2:53
9 Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
1:59
10 Everyday I Have the Blues
4:43
11 Ain’t No Use
2:56
12 Shake, Rattle and Roll
2:15
13 Good Mornin’ Blues
2:51
14 Just a Dream
2:53
15 It's a Low Down Dirty Shame
5:28
16 It Had to Be You
2:57
17 Back to the Apple
4:43
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Give Me the Simple Life
3:38
2 It’s a Pity to Say Goodnight
3:40
3 Fools Rush In
3:13
4 Makin’ Whoopee
4:05
5 Easy Living
3:38
6 (Once I Had A) Secret Love
3:20
7 Can’t We Be Friends?
5:25
8 Misty
3:38
9 How Am I to Know?
2:31
10 The Daly Jump
4:11
11 Out the Window
2:53
12 Texas Shuffle
3:12
13 Topsy
3:43
14 Swingin’ the Blues
3:16
15 Mama’s Talkin’ Soft
4:30
16 Tickle Toe
2:35
17 Back to the Apple
4:46
18 Jumpin’ at the Woodside
3:11
CD 6
# Title Rating Length
1 Lester Leaps In
4:17
2 Shorty George
2:56
3 Blue and Sentimental
4:07
4 Doggin’ Around
3:02
5 Down for Double
3:00
6 Rare Butterfly
4:39
7 Blue on Blue
2:53
8 Not Now, I’ll Tell You When
3:40
9 9:20 Special
3:48
10 Taps Miller
3:23
11 Avenue C
2:33
12 Red Bank Boogie
2:14
13 Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)
3:05
14 Sent for You Yesterday
3:10
15 Broadway
3:23
16 Swingin’ at the Waldorf
3:44
17 Sweet and Purty
3:26
18 Ol’ Man River
4:55
19 Dickie’s Dream
4:08
CD 7
# Title Rating Length
1 Rock-A-Bye Basie
3:38
2 Every Tub
3:10
3 Jive at Five
3:03
4 Time Out
2:45
5 Trav’lin’ Light
3:54
6 Mean Old World
4:41
7 Confessin’ the Blues
3:59
8 Night Time Is the Right Time (When the Sun Goes Down)
6:05
9 Keep Your Hand on Your Heart
3:24
10 Chains of Love
3:33
11 Mean Mistreater
3:55
12 Key to the Highway
2:53
13 Lyin’ Woman
3:11
14 Tomorrow Night
3:28
15 The Wiggle Walk
3:55
16 Katy Do
4:23
17 Meetin’ Time
3:28
CD 8
# Title Rating Length
1 Jackson County Jubilee
2:33
2 Vine Street Rumble
3:42
3 Paseo Promenade
3:27
4 Blue Five Jive
3:59
5 Miss Missouri
5:20
6 Rompin’ at the Reno
2:20
7 Sunset Glow
2:30
8 Miss Lovely
4:09
9 Loneliness
3:41
10 Blues for Daddy-O
8:55
11 Discommotion
4:41
12 Unbeknownst
4:36
13 Easin’ It
6:12
14 Brotherly Shove
3:17
15 Red Hot Mama
3:38
16 Goin’ On
4:27
CD 9
# Title Rating Length
1 The Legend
4:38
2 The Trot
3:11
3 The Basie Twist
2:24
4 The Swizzle
3:34
5 Who’s Blue
4:33
6 Turnabout
3:59
7 Amoroso
3:50
8 Easy Money
5:22
9 Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
2:31
10 Untouchable
3:17
11 Alexander’s Ragtime Band
2:54
12 Backwater Blues
3:42
13 The Elder
6:56
14 Four, Five, Six
4:40
15 Toot Sweet
3:21
16 Summer Frost
3:10
17 The Song Is You
2:31
18 I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
3:18
CD 10
# Title Rating Length
1 Them That’s Got
3:13
2 It Won’t Be Long
3:01
3 Matte Jersey
4:00
4 Molasses
6:16
5 Thanks for the Ride
3:44
6 The Third Stage
2:50
7 I Gotcha
5:30
8 The Touch of Your Lips
3:19
9 Bluish Grey
4:57
10 It’s About That Time
4:17
11 Mama Dev Blues
4:44
12 Peppermint Pipes
3:18
13 One Note Samba
4:11
14 Basie’s Jingle Bells
2:24
15 Lullaby of Birdland
4:47
16 Misunderstood Blues
6:05

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
New York, New York, United States (1957-10-22) (track 18)
drumset:
Sonny Payne (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Sonny Payne (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Sonny Payne (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
reeds:
Marshall Royal (tracks 5–12, 18)
trumpet:
Wendell Culley (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Thad Jones (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Snooky Young (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Wendell Culley (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Thad Jones (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Snooky Young (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Wendell Culley (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
Thad Jones (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
Snooky Young (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
woodwind:
Frank Wess (tracks 5–12, 18)
drums:
Sonny Payne (tracks 5–12, 18)
guitar:
Freddie Green (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Freddie Green (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Freddie Green (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
bass:
Eddie Jones (US jazz double bassist) (tracks 5–12, 18)
double bass:
Eddie Jones (US jazz double bassist) (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Eddie Jones (US jazz double bassist) (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Eddie Jones (US jazz double bassist) (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
alto saxophone:
Marshall Royal (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Marshall Royal (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Marshall Royal (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
alto saxophone and flute:
Frank Wess (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Frank Wess (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Frank Wess (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
piano:
Count Basie (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Count Basie (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Count Basie (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
baritone saxophone:
Charlie Fowlkes (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Charlie Fowlkes (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Charlie Fowlkes (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
tenor saxophone:
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (jazz saxophonist) (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Frank Foster (saxophonist) (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (jazz saxophonist) (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Frank Foster (saxophonist) (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (jazz saxophonist) (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
Frank Foster (saxophonist) (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
trombone:
Henry Coker (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Bill Hughes (trombone) (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Benny Powell (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Henry Coker (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Al Grey (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Benny Powell (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Henry Coker (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
Al Grey (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
Benny Powell (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
arranger:
Neal Hefti (tracks 5–12, 18)
Jimmy Mundy (tracks 2, 4, 14–16)
composer:
Roy Alfred (tracks 13, 17)
Neal Hefti (tracks 5–12, 15–16, 18)
Jay McShann (track 3)
Jimmy Mundy (tracks 2, 4, 14–16)
Don Redman (track 1)
Walter Brown (US Jazz/Blues singer) (track 3)
lyricist:
Jay McShann (track 3)
Murray Berlin (tracks 13, 17)
Walter Brown (US Jazz/Blues singer) (track 3)
Andy Razaf (track 1)
vocals:
Joe Williams (US jazz vocalist) (1957-09-19) (tracks 1, 3)
Joe Williams (US jazz vocalist) (1957-10-22) (track 13)
publisher:
Razaf Music (track 1)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1957-09-19) (tracks 1–4)
Capitol Studios (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1957-10-21) (tracks 5–12)
Capitol Studios (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1957-10-22) (tracks 13–18)
instrumental recording of:
The Late Late Show (1957-10-22) (track 17)
later versions:
Count Basie (track 7)
recording of:
Confessin’ the Blues (1957-09-19) (track 3)
Gee, Baby Ain't I Good to You (1957-09-19) (track 1)
J and B (1957-09-19) (track 4)
Love Me Baby (1957-09-19) (track 2)
Double-O (1957-10-21) (track 6)
Duet (1957-10-21) (track 9)
Flight of the Foo Birds (1957-10-21) (track 5)
Lil’ Darlin’ (1957-10-21) (track 7)
Midnite Blue (1957-10-21) (track 11)
Teddy the Toad (1957-10-21) (track 12)
The Kid From Red Bank (1957-10-21) (track 10)
Whirly-bird (1957-10-21) (track 8)
Silks and Satins (1957-10-22) (track 14)
Sleepwalker’s Serenade (1957-10-22) (tracks 15–16)
Splanky (1957-10-22) (track 18)
The Late Late Show (1957-10-22) (track 13)

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
drumset:
Sonny Payne (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Sonny Payne (1958-03-04) (track 3)
reeds:
Marshall Royal (tracks 1–2)
trumpet:
Wendell Culley (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Thad Jones (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Snooky Young (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Wendell Culley (1958-03-04) (track 3)
Thad Jones (1958-03-04) (track 3)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1958-03-04) (track 3)
Snooky Young (1958-03-04) (track 3)
woodwind:
Frank Wess (tracks 1–2)
drums:
Sonny Payne (tracks 1–2)
guitar:
Freddie Green (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Freddie Green (1958-03-04) (track 3)
bass:
Eddie Jones (US jazz double bassist) (tracks 1–2)
double bass:
Eddie Jones (US jazz double bassist) (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Eddie Jones (US jazz double bassist) (1958-03-04) (track 3)
alto saxophone:
Marshall Royal (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Marshall Royal (1958-03-04) (track 3)
alto saxophone and flute:
Frank Wess (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Frank Wess (1958-03-04) (track 3)
saxophone:
Marshall Royal (1958-03-04) (track 3)
piano:
Count Basie (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Count Basie (1958-03-04) (track 3)
baritone saxophone:
Charlie Fowlkes (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Charlie Fowlkes (1958-03-04) (track 3)
tenor saxophone:
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (jazz saxophonist) (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Frank Foster (saxophonist) (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Frank Foster (saxophonist) (1958-03-04) (track 3)
Billy Mitchell (US jazz saxophonist) (1958-03-04) (track 3)
trombone:
Henry Coker (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Al Grey (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Benny Powell (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Henry Coker (1958-03-04) (track 3)
Al Grey (1958-03-04) (track 3)
Benny Powell (1958-03-04) (track 3)
arranger:
Neal Hefti (tracks 1–2)
composer:
Frank Foster (saxophonist) (track 3)
Neal Hefti (tracks 1–2)
producer:
Teddy Reig (track 3)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1957-10-22) (tracks 1–2)
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1958-03-04) (track 3)
recording of:
After Supper (1957-10-22) (track 2)
Fantail (1957-10-22) (track 1)
Blues in Hoss’ Flat (1958-03-04) (track 3)

CD 3

composer:
Quincy Jones (1959) (track 15)
later versions:
For Lena and Lennie (track 15)
recording of:
For Lena and Lennie (track 15)

CD 6

composer:
Count Basie (track 10)
William Engvick (1941) (track 9)
Earle Warren (1941) (track 9)
lyricist:
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (track 10)
William Engvick (1941) (track 9)
writer:
Jack Palmer (Jazz pianist and composer) (1941) (track 9)
recording of:
9:20 Special (track 9)
Taps Miller (track 10)