Basie Swings, Bennett Sings

Release Year 1959
Label Roulette
Release Number SR-25072
Format 12″ LP
Basie/Bennett is Tony Bennett’s 5th album. It was released in 1959.


Side One Side Two
Life Is A Song  2:49  Chicago  2:07
With Plenty Of Money and You  1:33  I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face  3:02
Jeepers Creepers  2:08  Poor Little Rich Girl  3:30
Are You Havin’ Any Fun  2:42  Growing Pains  3:33
Anything Goes  2:20  I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans  1:44
Strike Up The Band  1:33

Additional Songs for 1990 CD Release

After Supper 3:36
Click a title for detailed information about that song

Primary Musical Personnel

Vocals Tony Bennett
Piano  Ralph Sharon
The Count Basie Orchestra
Leader, Piano  William “Count” Basie
Trumpet  Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman
Alto Saxophone Frank Wess, Marshall Royal
Tenor Saxophone  Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell
Baritone Saxophone  Charlie Fowlkes
Trombone  Benny Powell, Henry Coker
Guitar  Freddie Green
Bass  Eddie Jones
Drums  Sonny Payne
See individual sessions for listings of all musicians for each recording


Basie/Bennett was recorded in two sessions in January 1959.

January 3 1959
January 5 1959

Click a date for details about a session

Production Personnel

Producer Teddy Reig
Arrangements Ralph Sharon
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Remix Engineer Tristan Powell


Additional Releases

  • 1959: Bennett & Basie Strike Up The Band, Roulette 59021 (same songs, different ordering)
  • 1990: Reissued  by Concord Jazz CDP 7 93899 2
  • 1990: Reissued by Roulette as Basie Swings, Bennett Sings B2-93899
  • 2011: Disc #13 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874603-JK13)
  • 2012: Strike Up The Band remastered and reissued (electronic only)


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