COUNT FIVE-PSYCHOTIC REACTION/THE VERY BEST OF COUNT FIVE: 99% of music fans have never heard anything from San Jose's COUNT FIVE aside from their Top Ten '66 hit PSYCHOTIC REACTION, the coolest rave up THE YARDBIRDS never did.
"Chairman of the Board" is one of the most delightful and enjoyable recordings made by the irrepressibly upbeat Count Basie. The notes for the CD argue that this is the finest album of big band jazz made during the LP era.
William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens.