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List of the best Count Basie albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Count Basie discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Count Basie albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Count Basie singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Count Basie album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Count Basie album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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Basie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Basie Count Basie, Count Basie Orchestra

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I Told You So is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
I Told You So Count Basie, Count Basie Orchestra

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April in Paris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
April in Paris Count Basie, Count Basie Orchestra

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Our Shining Hour is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Our Shining Hour Count Basie, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Satch & Josh... Again is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Satch & Josh Count Basie, Oscar Peterson

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Basie Straight Ahead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Basie Straight Ahead Count Basie, Count Basie Orchestra

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A Classy Pair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
A Classy Pair Count Basie, Count Basie Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald

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Basie & Zoot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Basie & Zoot Count Basie, Zoot Sims

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Basie Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Basie Jam Count Basie

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Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Mus... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra & Count Basie

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First Time! The Count Meets th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke Count Basie, Duke Ellington

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Kansas City 7 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Basie's Beatle Bag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Basie's Beatle Bag Count Basie, Count Basie Orchestra

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Warm Breeze is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Warm Breeze Count Basie Orchestra

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"For the First Time" Count Basie, The Count Basie Trio

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Count Basie and the Kansas Cit... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Chairman of the Board is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Chairman of the Board Count Basie

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The Bosses is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
The Bosses (with Big Joe Turner) Count Basie, Big Joe Turner

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On My Way and Shoutin' Again! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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The Atomic Period is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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The Essential Count Basie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Li'l Ol' Groovemaker...Basie! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Fancy Pants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Fancy Pants Count Basie

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Kansas City 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Kansas City 6 Count Basie

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Dance Along With Basie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Count Basie 1937-1943 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Afrique is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
DavidPiel added Afrique

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Jam Session at the Montreux Ja... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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For the Second Time is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Count Basie Jam Session at the... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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High Voltage is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Live at the Sands (before Fran... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Count Basie at the Savoy Ballr... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Basie at Birdland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Breakfast Dance and Barbeque is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Ella is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Ella

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King of Swing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
King of Swing Count Basie

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Basie Meets Bond is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Basie Meets Bond Count Basie, Count Basie Orchestra

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The Gifted Ones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
The Gifted Ones Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie

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Basie Swingin' Voices Singin' is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Kansas City Shout is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Kansas City Shout Count Basie, Count Basie Orchestra

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Mostly Blues...and Some Others is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Count Basie Swings, Joe Willia... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Count Basie Swings Featuring Joe Williams Count Basie, Joe Williams

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Basie Jam #3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Basie Jam #3 Count Basie

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Basie Jam 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Basie Jam 2 Count Basie

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In Europe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Prime Time is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Basie and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time
Basie and Friends Count Basie

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Get Together is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time

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Kansas City Suite The Music of... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Count Basie Albums of All Time