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Frankly Basie: Plays Hits of Frank Sinatra
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Frankly Basie: Plays Hits of Frank Sinatra
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Count Basie
Title: Frankly Basie: Plays Hits of Frank Sinatra
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1963
Re-Release Date: 11/16/1993
Album Type: Extra tracks
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731451984921

CD Reviews

Basie tribute to Sinatra
Roger K. Hock | Parkersburg, WV United States | 07/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The original lp was titled "Count Basie - More Hits of the 50's and 60's". I bought it when I was stationed in Germany in the early 60's. I saw the Basie Band in Augsburg, Germany and they played songs from their new album - "This Time By Basie" - a collection of current songs of the 50's and 60's arranged by Quincy Jones. The "More Hits of the 50's and 60's" was released later as a follow up to "This Time By Basie" with arrangements this time by Billy Byers. The early 60's Basie Band was one of the most powerful big bands of all time. I had looked in vain for this album under the lp's release name untill I realized that the songs were all Frank Sinatra songs and a closer look revealed that a CD had been released under a new name. The CD release of the "Frankly Basie - Count Basie plays the hits of Frank Sinatra" is an excellent album and I highly recommend it to fans of Basie and Sinatra alike."
Impressively timeless
mako | SF Bay Area, CA USA | 11/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A tight band, great arrangements, sophisticated post-bebop solos, and that laid-back Basie feel. Could you ask for more?"