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Count Basie – Topsy

Topsy” was a 1938 instrumental release for bandleader Benny Goodman, written by Edgar Battle and Eddie Durham, which became a number fourteen pop hit. In 1958, drummer Cozy Cole recorded the song and issued it in two parts as a single; The A-side (“Topsy, Part 1”) made it to #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while the B-side (“Topsy, Part 2”) reached #3 on the Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart, staying atop the latter for six weeks.

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