Count Basie — Jumpin' at the Woodside
Album: The Count Meets The Duke
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Released: 1961
Length: 3:05
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Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins on tenors?  
This track is too slow and subtle. The Count was too reserved. 
Not. 

If I were to devise a playlist to a workout I was leading, this one might be on it. 

Have the medevacs standing by! 


Thanks, BillG!  When you pull one from the non-rock-and-roll genres, you pull classics and goodies!

 From Wikipedia, and "the band" refers to Count Basie's band:

The location in the title refers to the Woodside Hotel, which was located on Seventh Avenue at 142nd Street in Harlem (and has since been demolished).  It was operated by Love B. Woods, an African-American who operated a number of "dingy flophouses", some of which had "unsavory reputation(s)".  But the Woodside distinguished itself by becoming a popular place for jazz musicians and Negro league baseball teams to stay while in New York during segregation.  Later, Woods would become better known for his involvement in operating the Hotel Theresa, a much more upscale hotel that was called the "Waldorf of Harlem".

The band stayed at the Woodside repeatedly and even rehearsed in the basement of the hotel.  Singer Ella Fitzgerald (who sometimes performed with the band) also stayed at the Woodside in 1937 when the band was playing at the Roseland Ballroom.


 the_jake wrote:

Gene Gene the Dancin' Machine from "The Gong Show"   
Early reality TV? 

 
RIP Gene.
I came to this music via Asleep At The Wheel - a Texas swing band. Once I dicovered the originals I never stopped dancing and jiving!

Good to groove!
just... joy!
My finger wants to bump this to 10.
I have this on vinyl. but my all time fave is Ellington at Newport  1957 the crowd goes wild by the second side.
Love Radio Paradise! but after the last 3 songs Tindersticks is kind of a let down.
Sorry, every time I hear or see Count Basie I am reminded of Blazing Saddles....
 ice-9 wrote:


 
Gene Gene the Dancin' Machine from "The Gong Show"   
Early reality TV? 
boogedy boogedy boogedy

startsnowhereendsnowhere 
Whew, I need a cigarette!  And I don't even smoke!
Don't mean a thing if it aiin't got that swing
{#Bananasplit}
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THANK YOU
 ice-9 wrote:


 
{#Clap}
Please make it stop!
 Just what I needed.
Great tune, as long as you're not hungover.  ; )
 marty88210 wrote:
Didn't think that there was so many people listening to RP that dug the groove of we old farts. I played clarinet, sax, guitar in swing bands in the 50's while in HS back in New Joisey. I'm also a "Rock & Roll Will Never Die" believer. Thanks RP.
 
Hey, even old English Bands like Ten Years After covered old jazz standards.  This one is fun!
 marty88210 wrote:
Didn't think that there was so many people listening to RP that dug the groove of we old farts. I played clarinet, sax, guitar in swing bands in the 50's while in HS back in New Joisey. I'm also a "Rock & Roll Will Never Die" believer. Thanks RP. 

 

Marty,

I "dig" anything that wakes me up at my boring job and gets my toe tapping!

{#Dancingbanana}


Didn't think that there was so many people listening to RP that dug the groove of we old farts. I played clarinet, sax, guitar in swing bands in the 50's while in HS back in New Joisey. I'm also a "Rock & Roll Will Never Die" believer. Thanks RP. 
 WonderLizard wrote:
I have to think this is largely a duel between Johnny Hodges and Lester Young, but the date--1961--would suggest otherwise. Anyone know the soloists?

 
Apparently, Johnny Hodges is one of them: the saxophonists on this album, according to the Wikipedia page:
...
Jimmy Hamilton - clarinet, tenor saxophone
Johnny Hodges - alto saxophone
Russell Procope, Marshall Royal - alto saxophone, clarinet
Frank Wess - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
Paul Gonsalves, Frank Foster, Budd Johnson - tenor saxophone
I have to think this is largely a duel between Johnny Hodges and Lester Young, but the date--1961--would suggest otherwise. Anyone know the soloists?
This is about as good as it gets. Jitterbug boogie thy ass off! 
 msymmes wrote:
A THREE HUNDRED !
 

 
.......... is that al!!
A THREE HUNDRED !
 
 msymmes wrote:
Let's just give this a TWO HUNDRED !
 

 

Amen. Exuberant is a word.  I'm out of breath just listening to it. 
Break out your partner and SWING!


Oh yes I say fine fine FINE!

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Let's just give this a TWO HUNDRED !
 
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No need for coffee now! :)
 msymmes wrote:
Should be an ELEVEN.
 

 
And if the wheel went to eleven we'd be asking for twelve!
Should be an ELEVEN.
 
Jumpin at the desk side here.  Thanks RP. These guys could wail .....  a gift to the spirit.
In our village we're jumping because Woodside (Oz resources giant) has pulled out from a massive project that would have polluted the pristine coast forever..............let's bop and boogie dear Count!!!!!
It's Gene, The Dancin' Machine!  Miss that ridiculousness in my life. 
That aside, Count Basie is fan-tas-tic!
Now this!

This
 definitely gets my toes tapping.  

{#Bananapiano} 
Not too fond of big horn sections but there are some really good musicians here.

Defines exuberant for me. 
{#Motor}{#Bananapiano}
Truer words were never spoken.

"There must be something about whiskey breath that makes a horn sound better."

 Byronape wrote:

There must be something about whiskey breath that makes a horn sound better.  I've noticed that before several times.

I used to be friends with a guy who was a very good trumpet player.  He frequently played with a local group called Burning Bush, and he suffered from some stage fright.  He would drink a couple of mixed drinks before the set and take shots between the 6 or 7 songs he played with them on.  By the end of the night, he was so wasted he could hardly stand, but his sound just got more crisp and impressive.

There were several times he could have taken women home, but he was so drunk that he'd not have known what to do with them.

 
I think there's a fine line.  I play with a guy who I think simply drinks too much.  His timing is horrible and his voice ain't no great shakes either.  And that's before he drinks!
Dancin' with myself.   A  TEN !!
 
 
 Byronape wrote:

There must be something about whiskey breath that makes a horn sound better.  I've noticed that before several times.

I used to be friends with a guy who was a very good trumpet player.  He frequently played with a local group called Burning Bush, and he suffered from some stage fright.  He would drink a couple of mixed drinks before the set and take shots between the 6 or 7 songs he played with them on.  By the end of the night, he was so wasted he could hardly stand, but his sound just got more crisp and impressive.

There were several times he could have taken women home, but he was so drunk that he'd not have known what to do with them.

 
I know exactly what you're talking about.  I play bass in a big band, and there have been a few times when it's been a choice between getting THE groove going and getting MY groove going, if you know what I mean.
 DanO-1 wrote:

Gene Gene the dancin' machine!
 

 johnjconn wrote:
Sounds like Doc Severnson playing on the Tonight show
 
These guys and this sound, were around long before Severinsen or The Tonight Show.  That's like saying that The Beatles sound like Coldplay.
Love Big Band!   The folks would dance in the living room to Goodman et al.  One of the fun memories of my benighted childhood. {#Bananapiano}
 rjewyo wrote:
Anyone remember the "Gong Show"....of course this is much faster version!
 
Gene Gene the dancin' machine!
 misterbearbaby wrote:
... our band just kept getting better every time we played it (hmmmm... was that partly  because the horn guys passed the flask around a few times?).
 
There must be something about whiskey breath that makes a horn sound better.  I've noticed that before several times.

I used to be friends with a guy who was a very good trumpet player.  He frequently played with a local group called Burning Bush, and he suffered from some stage fright.  He would drink a couple of mixed drinks before the set and take shots between the 6 or 7 songs he played with them on.  By the end of the night, he was so wasted he could hardly stand, but his sound just got more crisp and impressive.

There were several times he could have taken women home, but he was so drunk that he'd not have known what to do with them.