Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Count Basie | Live At The Sands (Before Frank) | Original Master Recording [180g Vinyl]


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Live at the Sands (Before Frank) is a live album by the pianist and bandleader Count Basie with performances recorded in Las Vegas in 1966 at the same concerts that produced Frank Sinatra's 1966 album Sinatra at the Sands. It was released on the Reprise label in 1998. The album is of the warm-up sets by Basie's band before Sinatra's performances. Count Basie and Frank Sinatra had the perfect arrangement at the Sands. Before the Chairman hit the stage in Vegas, Count Basie and his big band warmed up the already enthusiastic crowd with a brief set of their own. A dynamite entertainer, the legendary leader causes hearts to race, hips to shake, and fingers to snap with high-energy readings of his trademark swing music, taken to feverish heights by both his first-rate orchestra and the incredibly swank setting. This edition has been remastered by the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab and pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl.



Catalog number: LMF401-2
Format: 2 vinyl discs, 180g
Speed: 33RPM
Release Date: 2013
Initial Release date: September 14, 1998



I Can't Stop Loving You 
I Needs To Be Bee'd With           
Flight Of The Foo Birds


Satin Doll
Makin' Whoopee!
Corner Pocket


One O'Clock Jump
Go Away Little Girl         
Whirly Bird


Blues For Ilene
This Could Be The Start Of Something Big           
Jumpin' At The Woodside