Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 17

Basin Street Blues

Album 1960 Road

Album: Album: Genius Hits the Road, ABC/Paramount 335, July 1960.

Recorded at the Capitol Studios in New York on March 25, 1960.

With John Hunt, Marcus Belgrave, Martin Banks – trumpet; David Newman – tenor saxophone, Hank Crawford – alto saxophone, Leroy Cooper – baritone saxophone; Milt Turner – drums; Edgar Willis – bass.

According to the liner the notes, the tune was arranged by Ralph Burns. In reality, the tune was probably charted by Bob Brookmeyer.

(Track #3)

Between 1961 and 1964 the song was longlisted in concert souvenir brochures as being part of the band’s live repertoire. Live recordings have never surfaced, though.


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