Basie, Count And His Orchestra - Basie Meets Bond.

Vendor: United Artists Records
Year: 1965


United Artists UAS 6480 made in USA with original inner sleeve. Vinyl NM. Cover EX.

This campy LP from the 1960s features the Count Basie Orchestra playing ten themes from four early James Bond movies, with arrangements by either Chico O'Farrill or George Williams. While it seems doubtful that Basie added any of this music to his regular band repertoire, his band does its best to do justice to the arrangements. The somewhat monotonous "007" is converted into a dramatic calypso, while "The Golden Horn" is straight-ahead swing and might surprise someone who hadn't seen the film From Russia With Love. But most Basie fans will want to know how the band handled the best-known themes. "Goldfinger" is given a low-key but swinging treatment that has a fine solo by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, while the foot-patting treatment of "Thunderball" focuses on Marshall Royal's soulful alto sax and a typically sparse Basie solo.


1.  007 (John Barry) 3:01 
2.  The Golden Horn (John Barry) 3:45 
3.  Girl Trouble (John Barry) 3:37 
4.  Kingston Calypso (Monty Norman) 2:26 
5.  Goldfinger (John Barry/Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley) 4:06 
6.  Thunderball (John Barry/Don Black) 4:02 
7.  From Russia With Love (Lionel Bart) 4:15 
8.  Dr. No's Fantasy (Monty Norman) 3:57 
9.  Underneath The Mango Tree (Monty Norman) 3:38 
10.  The James Bond Theme (Monty Norman) 3:49 
11.  Dr. No's Fantasy (first version) (Monty Norman) 3:54

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