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Live from Birdland

Count Basie and his Orchestra Plays at the Hotspot of Jazz in New York City!

34 old time radio show recordings
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"January 1, 1953 Count Basie From Birdland"



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Opening Night at Birdland

Music (1930s-1950s)

Live from Birdland FlyerFrom Birdland, "the jazz corner of the world, 52nd and Broadway in New York City, we bring you Count Basie and his Orchestra!"

When New York emerged as the top jazz house in the country after the 1920s, Count Basie and his Orchestra quickly made the bigapple, and Birdland, their home. Birdland opened its doors in 1949, inspired by the great Charlie Parker (knowyn as Bird, a shortened nickname of Yardbird), Parker was headlining the joint. Jazz greats through the years played at and frequented the popular club. Count Basie and his Orchestra recorded Live from Birdland in the 1950s, and even recorded their famous "Lullaby of Birdland there. Enjoy these fantastic rare recordings from their radio program, Live from Birdland, as well as many other old time radio shows (including GI Jive, Jubilee, One Night Stand, and Stars on Parade) featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra from the 1930s through the 1950s.

For more radio jazz series, see also: Date with the Duke, Charlie and His Orchestra (Nazi Propganda), Eddie Condon Jazz Concert, Esquire Jazz Concert, Jubilee, Music Depreciation, Navy Swings, Live from Birdland, and New Orleans Jazz Band.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    34 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 24 min
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      34 shows - total playtime 12 hours 24 minutes
      1. Count Basie 400220 From Southland 'ebony Rhapsody'.mp3
      2. Count Basie 671231 CBS 40th Anniv Dancing Party.mp3
      3. Count Basie American Dances 1938-07-06.mp3
      4. Count Basie Down Beat #145.mp3
      5. Count Basie Remote from the Los Angeles Avadon Ballroom.mp3
      6. GI JIVE AFRS 602 Count Basie - Blue Lou.mp3
      7. GI JIVE AFRS 892 Count Basie - GI Stomp.mp3
      8. GI JIVE AFRS Count Basie - Jumpin At The Woodside.mp3
      9. Jubilee 430607 028 Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing.mp3
      10. Jubilee 431206 055 Count Basie, Teddy Wilson.mp3
      11. Jubilee 470214 206 Count Basie.mp3
      12. Jubilee 471024 245 Count Basie, Ella Mae Morse.mp3
      13. Jubilee 480409 269 Count Basie.mp3
      14. Jubilee 480416 270 Count Basie.mp3
      15. Jubilee Count Basie 1944.mp3
      16. Jubilee Count Basie2 1944.mp3
      17. Jubilee Count Basie3 1944.mp3
      18. One Night Stand 440604 269 Count Basie Hotel Lincoln.mp3
      19. One Night Stand 450129 551 Count Basie.mp3
      20. One Night Stand 460726 1111 Count Basie.mp3
      21. One Night Stand 460802 1142 Count Basie.mp3
      22. One Night Stand 460809 1185 Count Basie.mp3
      23. One Night Stand Count Basie 'Diggin' for Dex'.mp3
      24. Remote Count Basie 1945 01 29 Just After Awhile.mp3
      25. Remotecountbasie 530101 From Birdland.mp3
      26. Remotecountbasie 530106 From Birdland.mp3
      27. Remotecountbasie 530108 From Birdland.mp3
      28. Remotecountbasie 530113 From Birdland.mp3
      29. Remotecountbasie 530208 Atthebluenote Chgo(nbc).mp3
      30. Remotecountbasie 541216 From Birdland 5th Anniversary.mp3
      31. Remotecountbasie 551106 From Birdland.mp3
      32. Remotecountbasie 561230 From Birdland.mp3
      33. Remotecountbasie 570210 From Birdland.mp3
      34. StarsOnParade5110CountBasie.mp3
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    34 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 24 min
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      34 shows - total playtime 12 hours 24 minutes
      1. Count Basie 400220 From Southland 'ebony Rhapsody'.mp3
      2. Count Basie 671231 CBS 40th Anniv Dancing Party.mp3
      3. Count Basie American Dances 1938-07-06.mp3
      4. Count Basie Down Beat #145.mp3
      5. Count Basie Remote from the Los Angeles Avadon Ballroom.mp3
      6. GI JIVE AFRS 602 Count Basie - Blue Lou.mp3
      7. GI JIVE AFRS 892 Count Basie - GI Stomp.mp3
      8. GI JIVE AFRS Count Basie - Jumpin At The Woodside.mp3
      9. Jubilee 430607 028 Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing.mp3
      10. Jubilee 431206 055 Count Basie, Teddy Wilson.mp3
      11. Jubilee 470214 206 Count Basie.mp3
      12. Jubilee 471024 245 Count Basie, Ella Mae Morse.mp3
      13. Jubilee 480409 269 Count Basie.mp3
      14. Jubilee 480416 270 Count Basie.mp3
      15. Jubilee Count Basie 1944.mp3
      16. Jubilee Count Basie2 1944.mp3
      17. Jubilee Count Basie3 1944.mp3
      18. One Night Stand 440604 269 Count Basie Hotel Lincoln.mp3
      19. One Night Stand 450129 551 Count Basie.mp3
      20. One Night Stand 460726 1111 Count Basie.mp3
      21. One Night Stand 460802 1142 Count Basie.mp3
      22. One Night Stand 460809 1185 Count Basie.mp3
      23. One Night Stand Count Basie 'Diggin' for Dex'.mp3
      24. Remote Count Basie 1945 01 29 Just After Awhile.mp3
      25. Remotecountbasie 530101 From Birdland.mp3
      26. Remotecountbasie 530106 From Birdland.mp3
      27. Remotecountbasie 530108 From Birdland.mp3
      28. Remotecountbasie 530113 From Birdland.mp3
      29. Remotecountbasie 530208 Atthebluenote Chgo(nbc).mp3
      30. Remotecountbasie 541216 From Birdland 5th Anniversary.mp3
      31. Remotecountbasie 551106 From Birdland.mp3
      32. Remotecountbasie 561230 From Birdland.mp3
      33. Remotecountbasie 570210 From Birdland.mp3
      34. StarsOnParade5110CountBasie.mp3
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    34 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 24 min

    Disc A001

    1. Count Basie American Dances 1938-07-06
    2. Count Basie Down Beat #145

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    Disc A002

    1. Count Basie Remote from the Los Angeles Avadon Ballroom
    2. GI JIVE AFRS 602 Count Basie - Blue Lou
    3. GI JIVE AFRS 892 Count Basie - GI Stomp
    4. GI JIVE AFRS Count Basie - Jumpin At The Woodside
    5. Jubilee Count Basie 1944
    6. Jubilee Count Basie2 1944
    7. Jubilee Count Basie3 1944
    8. One Night Stand Count Basie 'Diggin' for Dex'

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    Disc A003

    1. Remote Count Basie 1945 01 29 Just After Awhile
    2. StarsOnParade5110CountBasie
    3. Count Basie 400220 From Southland 'ebony Rhapsody'

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    Disc A004

    1. Jubilee 430607 028 Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing
    2. Jubilee 431206 055 Count Basie, Teddy Wilson

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    Disc A005

    1. One Night Stand 440604 269 Count Basie Hotel Lincoln
    2. One Night Stand 450129 551 Count Basie

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    Disc A006

    1. One Night Stand 460726 1111 Count Basie
    2. One Night Stand 460802 1142 Count Basie

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    Disc A007

    1. One Night Stand 460809 1185 Count Basie
    2. Jubilee 470214 206 Count Basie

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    Disc A008

    1. Jubilee 471024 245 Count Basie, Ella Mae Morse
    2. Jubilee 480409 269 Count Basie

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    Disc A009

    1. Jubilee 480416 270 Count Basie
    2. Remotecountbasie 530101 From Birdland

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    Disc A010

    1. Remotecountbasie 530106 From Birdland
    2. Remotecountbasie 530108 From Birdland

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    Disc A011

    1. Remotecountbasie 530113 From Birdland
    2. Remotecountbasie 530208 Atthebluenote Chgo(nbc)
    3. Remotecountbasie 541216 From Birdland 5th Anniversary

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    Disc A012

    1. Remotecountbasie 551106 From Birdland
    2. Remotecountbasie 561230 From Birdland

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    Disc A013

    1. Remotecountbasie 570210 From Birdland
    2. Count Basie 671231 CBS 40th Anniv Dancing Party

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