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Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Sing A Song Of Basie + Sing Along with Basie! (1957+1958/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Sing A Song Of Basie + Sing Along with Basie! (1957+1958/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:04:48 minutes | 496 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Lambert, Hendricks & Ross were an American vocalese trio formed by jazz vocalists Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross. The group formed in 1957 and recorded their first album “Sing a Song of Basie” (1957) for ABC-Paramount Records. The album featured versions of Count Basie standards and was successful enough that the Count Basie Orchestra collaborated with them on “Sing Along With Basie” (1958). Sing a Song of Basie was awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998.

1957: The premiere vocal jazz group, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross made their recording debut on this classic album, which has been reissued on CD by GRP. After unsuccessfully searching for a dozen singers in 1957 who could sing vocalese in a re-creation of some famous records by the Count Basie Orchestra, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross decided to overdub their voices several times instead. Utilizing just a rhythm section, the vocalists sing the witty and inventive lyrics of Hendricks in note-for-note reproductions of ten Basie records. Highlights include “It’s Sand, Man!,” “One O’Clock Jump,” the up-tempo “Little Pony,” and “Avenue C.” This record was a sensation when it was released and it is still quite enjoyable and unique.

1958: Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross had combined their voices to recreate the Count Basie Orchestra on their debut release Sing a Song of Basie. For this follow-up they actually had the services of the Basie big band itself. The vocal trio (who once again overdubbed their voices in spots several times) performs ten Basie classics including an exciting “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” “Tickle Toe,” “The King,” “Swingin’ the Blues” and “Li’l Darlin’.” Most memorable is “Going to Chicago Blues” which has L, H & Ross recreating the Basie Orchestra while Joe Williams sings the regular vocal; it is quite fascinating to hear.


01 – Everyday I Have the Blues
02 – It’s Sand, Man!
03 – Two For The Blues
04 – One O’Clock Jump
05 – Little Pony
06 – Down For Double
07 – Fiesta In Blue
08 – Down for the Count
09 – Blues Backstage
10 – Avenue C
11 – Jumpin’ at the Woodside
12 – Goin’ to Chicago Blues
13 – Tickle Toe
14 – Let Me See
15 – Every Tub
16 – Shorty George
17 – Rusty Dusty Blues
18 – The King
19 – Swingin’ the Blues
20 – Lil’ Darlin’

Dave Lambert – vocals
Jon Hendricks – vocals
Annie Ross – vocals
Nat Pierce – piano
Freddie Green – guitar
Eddie Jones – double bass
Sonny Payne – drums

Jon Hendricks – vocals
Dave Lambert – vocals
Annie Ross – vocals
Joe Williams – vocals
Count Basie – piano
Wendell Culley, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Snooky Young – trumpet
Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell – trombone
Marshal Royal – alto saxophone, clarinet
Frank Wess – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell – tenor saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
Freddie Green – guitar
Eddie Jones – bass
Sonny Payne – drums


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