Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings is an album by pianist/bandleader Count Basie and vocalist Joe Williams recorded in 1955 and originally released on the Clef label.
Joe Williams' debut as the featured vocalist in Count Basie's band was one of those landmark moments that even savvy observers don't fully appreciate when it occurs, then realize years later how momentous an event they witnessed. Williams brought a different presence to the great Basie orchestra than the one Jimmy Rushing provided; he couldn't shout like Rushing, but he was more effective on romantic and sentimental material, while he was almost as spectacular on surging blues, up-tempo wailers, and stomping standards.
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings Tracklist. 1. Everyday (I Have The Blues) Lyrics. 8. Please Send Me Someone To Love Lyrics. 9. Ev'ry Day (I Fall In Love) Lyrics.
Features Song Lyrics for Count Basie feat. Joe Williams's Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings album.
Count Basie broke up his band in 1950 because of financial considerations, but later reorganized and embarked on a series of recording sessions that solidified him as an American jazz institution. Here's the other half:. HORWITZ: So, here's the famous story. As the 1950s began, Count Basie was leading a septet. Economics had forced him to give up his renowned big band. A young singer in Chicago sat in with the septet, and sang a whole lot of blues.
length: 2:37 trumpet: Thad Jones, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones and Joe Newman trombone: Henry Coker, Benny Powell and Bill Hughes alto saxophone: Bill Graham and Marshall Royal tenor saxophone: Frank Wess and Frank Foster baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes piano: Count Basie double bass: Eddie Jones membranophone: Sonny Payne flute: Frank Wess clarinet: Marshall Royal guitar: Freddie Green vocal: Joe Williams. length: 2:54 trumpet: Thad Jones, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones and Joe Newman trombone: Benny Powell, Henry Coker and Bill Hughes flute: Frank Wess tenor saxophone: Frank Foster and Frank Wess clarinet: Marshall Royal alto saxophone: Marshall Royal and Bill Graham baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes piano: Count Basie guitar: Freddie Green double bass: Eddie Jones membranophone: Sonny Payne vocal: Joe Williams.
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|A1||Every Day I Have The Blues
Composed By – Peter Chatman
Composed By – Charles Frazier
|A3||All Right, OK, You Win
Composed By – Mayme Watts, Sidney J. Wyche
|A4||In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)
Composed By – Don Raye, Leroy Carr
|B1||Roll 'Em Pete
Composed By – Joe Turner*, Pete Johnson
|B2||Teach Me Tonight
Composed By – Gene DePaul, Sammy Cahn
|B3||My Baby Upsets Me
Composed By – Joe Williams
|B4||Please Send Me Someone To Love
Composed By – Percy Mayfield
|B5||Ev'ry Day (I Fall In Love)
Composed By – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain
- Arranged By – Ernie Wilkins (tracks: A1,B2), Frank Foster (tracks: A2 to A4, B3 to B5)
- Bass – Eddie Jones
- Clarinet, Saxophone [Alto] – Marshall Royal
- Drums – Sonny Payne
- Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] – Frank Wess
- Guitar – Freddie Green
- Piano – Count Basie
- Saxophone [Alto] – Bill Graham
- Saxophone [Baritone] – Charlie Fowlkes
- Saxophone [Tenor] – Frank Foster
- Trombone – Benny Powell, Bill Hughes , Henry Coker
- Trumpet – Joe Newman, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Wendell Culley
- Vocals – Joe Williams
NotesRecorded July 27 and 27, 1955 in New York.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 042282577016
- Matrix / Runout (Side A:): MV-2591A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B:): MV-2591B
|MG C-678||Count Basie / Joe Williams||Count Basie / Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings--Joe Williams Sings (LP, Album, Mono)||Clef Records||MG C-678||US||1955|
|2332 061||Count Basie / Joe Williams||Count Basie / Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings--Joe Williams Sings (LP, Album, RE)||Verve Records||2332 061||Germany||Unknown|
|MGV-8063||Count Basie / Joe Williams||Count Basie / Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings Joe Williams Sings (LP, RE)||Verve Records||MGV-8063||US||1957|
|314 519 852-2||Count Basie / Joe Williams||Count Basie / Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings / Joe Williams Sings (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Verve Records||314 519 852-2||US||1993|
|V-8488, V-8063||Count Basie / Joe Williams||Count Basie / Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings And Joe Williams Sings (LP, Album, Mono)||Verve Records, Verve Records||V-8488, V-8063||US||Unknown|