Here are 22 tracks illustrating Joe Williams' transition from Count Basie's greatest singer to a solo star in the jazz world. The set begins with 10 tracks from his tenure with Basie recorded between 1955 and 1957. The second half of this set features his debut LP released in 1957 "A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry" which is featured in it's entirety from tracks 11-22. This is a wonderful mix of rocking blues and sophisticated ballads from a performer of immense importance who after leaving his tenure with the Basie band in 1961 went on to record scores of excellent albums. Sit back and listen as Joe Williams wraps his rich baritone voice around these superb tracks
Here are 22 tracks illustrating Joe Williams' transition from Count Basie's greatest singer to a solo star in the jazz world. The set begins with 10 tracks from his tenure with Basie recorded between 1955 and 1957. The second half of this set features his debut LP released in 1957 "A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry" which is featured in it's entirety from tracks 11-22. This is a wonderful mix of rocking blues and sophisticated ballads from a performer of immense importance who after leaving his tenure with the Basie band in 1961 went on to record scores of excellent albums. Sit back and listen as Joe Williams wraps his rich baritone voice around these superb tracks
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Basie & Beyond 1955-1957 (Uk)
Artist: Joe Williams
Format: CD
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1. Everyday I Have the Blues
2. The Comeback
3. Teach Me Tonight
4. Please Send Me Someone to Love
5. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
6. Amazing Love
7. Come Rain or Come Shine
8. Roll 'Em Pete
9. All Right, Okay, You Win
10. Smack Dab in the Middle
11. What's New
12. It's the Talk of the Town
13. I'll Never Smile Again
14. I'm Thru with Love
15. Where Are You
16. I've Only Myself to Blame
17. Say It Isn't So
18. What Will I Tell My Heart
19. You've Got Me Crying Again
20. Can't We Talk It Over
21. I Laugh to Keep from Cryin'
22. A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Here are 22 tracks illustrating Joe Williams' transition from Count Basie's greatest singer to a solo star in the jazz world. The set begins with 10 tracks from his tenure with Basie recorded between 1955 and 1957. The second half of this set features his debut LP released in 1957 "A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry" which is featured in it's entirety from tracks 11-22. This is a wonderful mix of rocking blues and sophisticated ballads from a performer of immense importance who after leaving his tenure with the Basie band in 1961 went on to record scores of excellent albums. Sit back and listen as Joe Williams wraps his rich baritone voice around these superb tracks