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Count Basie, David Rose & His Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, Mundell Lowe, Pete Rugolo, Tony Mottola, Nelson Riddle … Crime shows alongside Westerns and sit coms had been a mainstay of American radio for many years when TV first launched seriously in the late 1940’s. It was natural therefore that the same genres would be equally popular as the ...

Review by Ken Dryden This campy LP from the 1960s features the Count Basie Orchestra playing ten themes from four early James Bond movies, with arrangements by either Chico O’Farrill or George Williams. While it seems doubtful that Basie added any of this music to his regular band repertoire, his band does its best to do justice to the arrangements. ...

Tracklist: A1 Rock-A-Bye Basie 3:02 A2 Taxi War Dance 2:49 A3 Jump For Me 3:10 A4 12th Street Rag 3:04 A5 Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie 2:29 A6 Dickie’s Dream 3:08 B1 Leaster Leaps In 3:13 B2 Song Of The Islands 3:04 B3 Moten Swing 2:23 B4 Shoe Shine Boy 2:59 B5 Lady, Be Good 3:07 B6 Boogie Woogie 3:12 ...

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