Strike Up the Band (album)

Strike Up the Band
Studio album by Tony Bennett and the Count Basie Orchestra
Released May 1959[1]
Recorded January 3 & 5, 1959
Capitol Studios, New York City
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 27:01
Label Roulette
Tony Bennett chronology
Long Ago and Far Away
Strike Up the Band
In Person!
Count Basie Orchestra chronology
Basie and Eckstine, Inc.
Strike Up the Band
In Person!
Alternative cover
Basie Swings, Bennett Sings (SR-25072)
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Strike Up the Band is a 1959 studio album by Tony Bennett with the Count Basie Orchestra. The album was released at first with the title Basie Swings, Bennett Sings as SR-25072, featuring a different cover and track order.

William Ruhlmann of Allmusic wrote "The band raves through tunes like "With Plenty Of Money And You," and Bennett matches them, drawing strength from the bravura arrangements, while band and singer achieve a knowing tenderness on "Growing Pains.""[3]

Bennett and Basie recorded two albums together in 1959. The other one, In Person!, was released by Bennett's record label, Columbia, while this album was released by Roulette, Basie's label.

Track listing

Side one
  1. "Strike Up the Band" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 1:33
  2. "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 1:44
  3. "Chicago" (Fred Fisher) - 2:07
  4. "With Plenty of Money and You" (Dubin, Warren) - 1:33
  5. "Anything Goes" (Porter) - 2:20
  6. "Life Is a Song" (Fred E. Ahlert, Young) - 2:49
Side two
  1. "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" (Lerner, Loewe) - 3:02
  2. "Jeepers Creepers" (Mercer, Warren) - 2:08
  3. "Growing Pains" (Dorothy Fields, Schwartz) - 3:33
  4. "Poor Little Rich Girl" (Coward) - 3:30
  5. "Are You Havin' Any Fun?" (Sammy Fain, Jack Yellen) - 2:42

The 1990 compact disc reissue included the ballad "After Supper"


The Count Basie Orchestra:


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