This Time by Basie!

This Time by Basie (subtitled Hits of the 50's & 60's) is an album released by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie featuring jazz versions of contemporary hits recorded in 1963 and originally released on the Reprise label.[1][2]

This Time by Basie!
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Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 21–24, 1963
New York City
R/R9 6070
Count Basie chronology
On My Way & Shoutin' Again!
This Time by Basie!
More Hits of the 50's and 60's
Alternative cover
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [4]

The album won the Best Performance by a Band for Dancing at the 6th Annual Grammy Awards.[5] AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars noting "This Time by Basie swings, smooth and easy but taut, or hot and heavy... Quincy Jones arranged and conducted This Time by Basie, and the record was successful, returning the Count to the pop charts on the eve of the British Invasion".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" (Steve Allen) - 3:15
  2. "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" (George Cory, Douglass Cross) - 2:30
  3. "One Mint Julep" (Rudy Toombs) - 4:00
  4. "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues" (Moe Koffman) - 3:13
  5. "I Can't Stop Loving You" (Don Gibson) - 4:33
  6. "Moon River" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 3:07
  7. "Fly Me to the Moon" (Bart Howard) - 3:12
  8. "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 2:49
  9. "Walk, Don't Run" (Johnny Smith) - 2:37
  10. "Nice 'n' Easy" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Keith, Lew Spence) – 3:15
  11. "Theme from The Apartment" (Charles Williams) - 3:15



  1. ^ Edwards, D., Eyries, P. & Callahan, M. Reprise Album Discography, Part 2: R/R9-6001 to R/RS-6199 (1961-1966), accessed November 15, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November 15, 2015
  3. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. This Time by Basie – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  5. ^ "1963 Grammy Award Winners". Retrieved November 13, 2015.