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1963 Live Guard Sessions
Keely Smith, Count Basie
1963 Live Guard Sessions
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Keely Smith, Count Basie
Title: 1963 Live Guard Sessions
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jazz Band
Release Date: 3/17/1994
Album Type: Live
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Blues, Jump Blues, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5020957210920

CD Reviews

If you love Keely, buy it! Good music, but cluttered. | Frederick, MD | 07/16/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Keely Smith and Count Basie. How can it miss? This oddity does miss because, for some reason, the producers saw fit to leave the stilted, trite, long winded plugs for the National Guard in with these wonderful musical numbers. Keely and the Count try their hand at the phoniest ad libbed interviews you ever heard. You could search through and delete them, but they are between every number. The music however, is top notch, and I believe the only recording of these two immortals together. The fidelity is strictly early sixties FM monaural, not nearly recording studio calibre. The biggest insult is the dated 1949 hair-do photo of Keely Smith on the cover of this 1963 album. Change the cover, edit out Martin What's-his-name announcer, and turn up the treble and bass, and you've got a classic!"