Who Sang Carioca? Count Basie

Count Basie Hollywood Basie's Way cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Jazz Stage & Screen
Style: Big Band/Swing
length: 2:25
engineer: C. Robert Fine
arranger: Chico O’Farrill
alto saxophone: Bobby Plater and Marshall Royal
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
bass: Norman Keenan
membranophone: Ed Shaughnessy
guitar: Freddie Green
piano: Count Basie
tenor saxophone: Billy Mitchell and Eric Dixon
trombone: Bill Hughes, Dick Boone, Grover Mitchell and Harlan Floyd
trumpet: Al Aarons, Gene Goe, Sonny Cohn and Harry “Sweets” Edison
Say, have you seen a Carioca
It's not a foxtrot or a polka
It has a little bit of new rhythm, a blue rhythm that sighs

It has a meter that is tricky
A bit of wicked wacky-wicky
But when you dance it with a new love, there's a true love in her eye

You dream of a new Carioca
Its theme is a kiss and a sigh
You dream of a new Carioca
When music and lights are gone we say goodbye

Two heads together, they say are better than one
Two heads together, that's how the dance is begun
Two arms around you and lips, that's why I'm yours and you are mine
And you are mine

Now that you've done the Carioca
You'll never care to do the polka
And then you'll realize the blue hula and bamboola are through

Tomorrow morning you'll discover
You're just a Carioca lover
And when you dance it with each new love, there'll be true love just for you

Now you'll dream of a new Carioca
Its theme is a kiss and a sigh
You'll dream of a new Carioca
When music and lights are gone and we're saying goodbye
Goodbye

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Secret Love
  • 2 Laura
  • 3 In the Still of the Night
  • 4 A Foggy Day
  • 5 The Shadow of Your Smile
  • 6 The Trolley Song
  • 7 Strangers in the Night
  • 8 A Fine Romance
  • 9 Carioca
  • 10 Hurry Sundown Blues
  • 11 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 12 Days of Wine and Roses