Discography

1937–1939, Brunswick
• The Complete Decca Recordings (1937–1939, Decca Records)

1939–1950, Columbia and RCA
• Super Chief (1936–1942, Columbia Records)
• Count Basie and His Great Vocalists (1939–1945, Columbia)
• America’s No. 1 Band: The Columbia Years (1936–1964, Columbia)
• Complete Original American Victor Recordings (1941–1950, RCA Records sessions, reissued on Definitive)
• Kansas City Powerhouse (1929–1932, 1947–1949, RCA/Bluebird Records)
• Planet Jazz (ca. 1929-1932, 1947–1949, RCA/BMG International Records)

The 1950s
• The Count (1952, Clef)
• Basie Rides Again! (1952, Clef)
• Dance Session (1952–1954, Clef)
• King of Swing (1953–1954, Clef)
• The Band of Distinction (1954, Clef)
• Basie (1955, Clef)
• Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (with Joe Williams) (1955, Clef)
• April in Paris (1955–1956, Verve)
• Hall of Fame (1956, Verve)
• The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards (with Joe Williams) (1956, Verve)
• Basie in London (Live, 1956, Verve)
• One O’Clock Jump (with Joe Williams and Ella Fitzgerald) (1957, Verve)
• Count Basie at Newport (Live, 1957, Verve)
• The Atomic Mr. Basie (1958, Roulette)
• Basie Plays Hefti (1958, Roulette)
• No Count Sarah (with Sarah Vaughan) (1958, EmArcy)
• Chairman of the Board (1958, Roulette)
• Sing Along with Basie (with Joe Williams and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) (1958, Roulette)
• Breakfast Dance and Barbeque (1958, Roulette)
• Not Now, I’ll Tell You When (1958, Roulette)
• Welcome to the Club (with Nat King Cole) (1959, Capitol)
• One More Time (1959, Roulette)
• Basie and Eckstine, Inc. (with Billy Eckstine) (1959, Roulette)
• Strike Up the Band (with Tony Bennett) (1959, Roulette)
• In Person! (with Tony Bennett) (1959, Columbia)
• Everyday I Have the Blues (with Joe Williams) (1959, Roulette)
• Dance Along with Basie (1959, Roulette)
• Count Basie And His Orchestra Play Music From The Pen Of Quincy Jones (1959, Roulette)
• Hall Of Fame (1959, Verve)

The 1960s-pre Pablo
• I Gotta Right to Swing (with Sammy Davis, Jr.) (1960, Decca Records)
• Just the Blues (with Joe Williams) (1960, Roulette)
• The Count Basie Story (1960, Roulette)
• Not Now,I’ll Tell You When (1960, Roulette)
• First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (with Duke Ellington) (1961, Columbia)
• The Legend (1961, Roulette)
• Kansas City Suite – The Music of Benny Carter (1961, Roulette)
• Basie at Birdland (live) (1961, Roulette)
• Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan (with Sarah Vaughan) (1961, Roulette)
• Back with Basie (1962, Roulette)
• Easin’ it (1962, Roulette)
• Basie in Sweden (1962, Roulette)
• I Left My Heart in San Francisco (with Tony Bennett) (1962, Columbia)
• Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First (with Frank Sinatra) (1962, Reprise)
• On My Way and Shoutin’ Again! (1963, Verve)
• More Hits of 1950s and 1960s (1963, Verve)
• Li’l Ol’ Groovemaker…Basie! (1963, Verve)
• This Time by Basie: Hits of the 1950s and 1960s (1963, Verve)
• Ella and Basie! (with Ella Fitzgerald) (1963, Verve)
• Basie Land (1964, Verve)
• Pop Goes the Basie (1964, Reprise)
• It Might as Well Be Swing (with Frank Sinatra) (1964, Reprise)
• Basie Picks the Winners (1965, Verve)
• Our Shining Hour (with Sammy Davis, Jr.) (1965, Verve)
• Arthur Prysock and Count Basie (with Arthur Prysock) (1965, Verve)
• Basie’s Beatle Bag (1965, Verve)
• Basie Meets Bond (1966, Capitol)
• Sinatra at the Sands (live, with Frank Sinatra) (1966, Reprise)
• Basie’s Beat (1967, Verve)
• Broadway Basie’s…Way (1967, Command)
• Hollywood…Basie’s Way (1967, Command)
• Basie’s in the Bag (1967, Brunswick)
• The Happiest Millionaire (1967, )
• Half a Sixpence (1967, Dot)
• Manufacturers of Soul (with Jackie Wilson) (1968, Brunswick)
• The Board of Directors (with The Mills Brothers) (1968, Dot)
• The Board of Directors Annual Report (with The Mills Brothers) (1968, Dot)
• Evergreens (1969, Groove Merchant)
• Basic Basie (1969, MPS)
• Basie Straight Ahead (1969, Dot)
• Standing Ovation (1969, Dot)
• High Voltage (1970, MPS)
• How About This (with Kay Starr) (1970, MCA)
• Basie on the Beatles (1970, Happy Tiger)
• Afrique (1970, RCA Victor)
• The Legend – From the Pen of Benny Carter (1970, Roulette)
• Have a Nice Day (1971, Daybreak)
• Bing ‘n’ Basie (with Bing Crosby) (Daybreak, 1972)

The Pablo Years
• Flip,Flop & Fly (live,with Joe Turner) (1972)
• Jazz at Santa Monica Civic ’72 (live) (1972)
• The Songs of Bessie Smith (with Teresa Brewer) (1973, Doctor Jazz)
• Basie Big Band (1975)
• Fun Time (1975)
• I Told You So (1976)
• Prime Time (1977)
• Montreux ’77 (live) (1977)
• Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band Vol.1 (live) (1978)
• Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band Vol.2 (live) (1978)
• Live in Japan ’78 (live) (1978)
• On the Road (1979)
• Digital III at Montreux (live) (1979)
• A Classy Pair (with Ella Fitzgerald) (1979)
• A Perfect Match (live, with Ella Fitzgerald) (1979)
• Kansas City Shout (1980)
• Warm Breeze (1981)
• Send in the Clowns (with Sarah Vaughan) (1981)
• Farmer’s Market Barbecue (1982)
• 88 Basie Street (1983)
• Me and You (1983)
• Fancy Pants (final album with Count Basie) (1983)

Post Count Basie Albums
• Long Live the Chief (1987, Denon)
• Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra (live, with Diane Schuur) (1987, GRP)
• The Legend, the Legacy (1990, Denon)
• Big Boss Band (with George Benson) (1990, Warner Bros.)
• Freddie Freeloader (with Jon Hendricks) (1990, Denon)
• The Count Basie Orchestra Live at El Morocco (live) (1992, Telarc)
• Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra (with Joe Williams) (1993, Telarc)
• Basie’s Bag (live) (1994, Telarc)
• Jazzin’ (with Tito Puente & India) (1996, RMM)
• Live at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild: The Count Basie Orchestra (live) (1997, Blue Jackel)
• At Long Last (with Rosemary Clooney) (1998, Concord)
• Count Plays Duke (1998, MAMA)
• Swing Shift (1999, MAMA)
• Ray Sings, Basie Swings (with Ray Charles) (2006, Concord)
• Basie is Back (2007, Village Music)
• A Swingin’ Christmas (Featuring The Count Basie Big Band) (with Tony Bennett) (2008, Columbia)
• Swinging,Singing,Playing (2009, Mack Avenue)

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