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  • Audio CD (5 Feb. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Music
  • ASIN: B000058A17
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,293 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. EverydayDave Lambert 5:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. It's Sand, Man!Dave Lambert 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Two for the BluesDave Lambert 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. One O'Clock JumpLambert, Hendricks & Ross 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Little PonyDave Lambert 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Down For DoubleDave Lambert 2:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fiesta in BlueDave Lambert 3:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Down For The CountDave Lambert 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Blues BackstageDave Lambert 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Avenue CDave Lambert 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Four BrothersDave Lambert 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. CloudburstDave Lambert 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Standin' On the Corner (Whistlin' At the Pretty Girls)Dave Lambert 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 

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2 LPs on 1 CD! Two splendid collaborations by the vocal trio of Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross with Count Basie or members of his band. Sing a Song of Basie (ABC/Paramount ABC223) is presented here it its original Mono version, and not the electronically rechanneled for Stereo"" one of some reissues which had worst sound quality. It showcases the vocal trio singing all of the horn parts from the Basie band via multi-track recording, backed only by a rhythm section of Basie-ites (with Nat Pierce filling in for the Count). On the Stereo album Sing Along with Basie (Roulette SR52018), the vocalists are accompanied by the whole Basie orchestra with the Count himself at the piano. As a bonus, we have added a version of ""The Spirit-Feel"" from the same period (with Lambert-Hendricks & Ross accompanied again by Nat Pierce), as well as the only two songs from a 1959 Basie concert where the vocal trio was invited to join the orchestra. Includes 20-page booklet with the COMPLETE SONG LYRICS. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nikica Gilic on 18 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
If you're a fan of vocalese, Count Basie or modern jazz singing, this is the album for you... Essential and innovative, the album uses overdubbing to help the three glorious vocalists recreate the sound and spirit of the magnificent swing orchestra and, to hear the great lyrics (Jon Hendricks is the man for that job) sung in recreation of instrumental solos is much more than imitation... It's creation, lovely music, still hip and swinging very hard!
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Stellar in every way 7 Oct. 2003
By Eric - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I lack words to express the way I feel about this album without sounding silly. It really is an extraordinary album, truly a landmark album in jazz.
First of all it presents some of the greatest tunes of Basie. The originals by Basie are already wonderful, but singing the arrangements and putting words on Lester Young solos is just out of this world, it is a mark of genius. Jon Hendricks is truly stellar, with his hip style (ya dig it?). His sidekicks are excellent as well.
I have worn out this album so much it's not even funny. If you are into Basie and/or vocalese, get it now.
Perhaps some people will point out the overlap with the compilation called Everybody's boppin; well I say get that one as well. :-) In fact get everything by LHR while you're at it. And get Double Six albums too because their covers of the Quincy Jones / Basie tunes from the late 50's is the other side of this vocalese coin.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A turning point in life of a music-mad guy 18 April 2001
By Sasha - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Finally in print again,this first album by Lambert,Hendricks and Ross deserves to be sent into space as a pride of human race.Not only that Verve restored the original album,added excelllent liner notes (by Will Friewald,author of "Jazz singing" - my Bible) and new photos,but packaged everything in attractive fold-out case and as a special bonus,here are 2 songs that Lambert & Hendricks recorded years before they met Ross - clearly,they had a vision of their future.(Its interesting to compare "Cloudburst" recorded with anonumous group of backing studio singers to a same song recorded later with Annie Ross whose presence give this song something it lacked first time around.)The liner notes give a fascinating glimpse into birth of this album - which forever changed face of vocal jazz - as three singers literally starved while recording it for months,such was their belief in their work.To say that this is the album that changes listeners lives would be a undestatement: its a kind of album that starts life-long relationship with these singers and its just natural that after this,you will search high and low for more of their work.As for me,at the moment when I heard it yesterday,it made me forget where I am coming from,where I am going,what day I had behind me and whats waiting in the future - its simply madness,genius and bliss that brings us closer to something divine.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The best of the best 14 Jan. 2004
By Rick Cornell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Despite the impressive moments of the Manhattan Transfer and The New York Voices, L H & R remains the greatest vocal jazz ensemble ever. And this is the best of their all too few albums. Their covers/re-creations of Basie's "Down for Double", "Avenue C", "Backstage Blues", and of course, the Basie signature tune of "One O'Clock Jump", are wonders to behold. Annie Ross was at her peak in this album, and it shows; without her, this group is "pretty good"; with her, and the group is--well, I just said.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Only one problem... 4 May 2004
By William P. Magliocco - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This would have been a five star album, if it were not for the distortion present. I have heard certain of these selections on at least 3 CD releases. It is my belief that the distortion comes from the master tapes and the overdubbing techniques used at the time. The end of "Down for Double" is a good example, when Annie goes for the big finish.
The earlier "bonus" tracks on the album sound better, as they were not overdubbing like mad. Les Paul recordings of this era suffer the same fate.
If you want me to grade on the performance holding the recording quality aside, I would give it the 5/5 grade as so many others have.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Swing, harmony and delight 4 Sept. 2004
By Ian Muldoon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One of the Desert Island discs in the genre of group vocals - which have included the Boswell Sisters, Andrew Sisters, and various teams otherwise depicted as Barbershop Quartets etc. Lambert, Hendricks and Ross managed to combine a delicious sound - not too sweet; a sensibility attuned to the jazz idiom; the feeling which is palpable that they loved what they were doing and you can HEAR that joy; a powerful swing; a poetic intelligence and understanding of lyrics and the dedication to get the music of Count Basie right for transposition to vocals. A gem of a re-issue. A classic. To listen to at regular intervals.
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