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Format: CD
Sku: 60211837
UPC: 731451985225
UPC 14: 00731451985225
Release Date: 10/19/1993
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Every Day I Have The Blues ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
2. Comeback, The ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
3. All Right, OK, You Win ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
4. In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
5. Roll 'Em Pete ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
6. Teach Me Tonight ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
7. My Baby Upsets Me ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
8. Please Send Me Someone To Love ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
9. Ev'ry Day (I Fall In Love) ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
10. As I Love You - (bonus track) ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
11. Stop! Don't! - (bonus track) ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams
12. Too Close For Comfort - (previously unreleased, take 1) ~ Count Basie/Joe Williams

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Joe Williams (vocals); Marshall Royal (alto saxophone, clarinet); Bill Graham (alto saxophone); Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute); Frank Foster (tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet); Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar); Eddie Jones (bass); Sonny Payne (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded in New York, New York on July 26 & 27, 1955 and June 27, 1956; in Chicago, Illinois on January 23, 1956. Includes liner notes by John Litweiler.
Muze PNote Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Joe Williams (vocals); Freddie Green (guitar); Frank Wess (flute, tenor saxophone); Marshall Royal (clarinet, alto saxophone); Bill Graham (alto saxophone); Frank Foster (tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Reunald Jones, Joe Newman , Thad Jones, Wendell Culley (trumpet); Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Bill Hughes (trombone); Sonny Payne (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Phil Schaap.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: John B. Litweiler.
Muze PNote Recording information: Chicago, IL (07/26/1955-06/27/1956); New York, NY (07/26/1955-06/27/1956).
Muze PNote Director: Giulio Turturro.
Muze PNote Editor: Peter Pullman.
Muze PNote Photographer: Herman Leonard.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Ernie Wilkins; Frank Foster .
Muze PNote Count Basie's 1950s band had saxophonists Frank Foster, Frank Wess and Marshal Royal, Thad Jones on trumpet and of course, two of the most understated musicians to ever drive a rhythm section: guitarist Freddie Green and Basie himself on piano. But the presence of Joe Williams put the whole situation over the top. The point, on this recording, is that Williams sings the blues, and does so with undeniable conviction, unparalleled clarity and irrepressible humor.
Muze PNote COUNT BASIE SWINGS, JOE WILLIAMS SINGS is essential listening if only for the fact that it contains the five-minute jukebox hit "Every Day I Have The Blues." Ernie Wilkins' continually unfolding arrangement is a thing of breathtaking elegance, underpinning one of the most astonishing vocal performances in all of jazz. The less-celebrated Foster arrangement "The Comeback" is just as exciting, for its skintight dynamic control and explosive solo section. While there are a few ballads, blues are the heart of the matter here, from the steady-rocking "Alright, Okay, You Win" to Williams' own purring, petulant "My Baby Upsets Me."

Producer: Norman Granz

Artist Overview

Simply put, Count Basie led the most swinging of the classic big bands. His youthful education in playing stride piano in New York was meshed with a deep immersion in the hard-swinging Kansas City jazz scene of the early 1930s. As Basie moved from sideman to bandleader, his tight-knit ensemble eventually came to rival Duke Ellington's group. The Basie orchestra's perfectly interlocking rhythm section provided a springboard for a succession of jazz giants--most notably tenor man Lester Young--to launch their solo excursions. Basie's big-band vision was so strong that his group continued for decades after his passing.

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Too Marvelous For Words
Muze Music Compilations Spirituals To Swing
Muze Music Compilations Only Big Band Cd You'll Ever N
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Ken Burns Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Cocktails With Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Jackie Wilson
Muze Music Compilations Ray Sings Basie Swings
Muze Music Compilations Jazz After Dark
Muze Music Compilations When Radio Was King:big Band Years
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Swing Era Songs
Muze Music Compilations Giants Of Swing
Muze Music Compilations After Hours Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Pan Am:music From And Inspired By The
Muze Music Compilations Dixieland Swing
Muze Music Compilations Swing
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Swing Era Songs V2
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Songs Of The 1930'S
Muze Music Compilations Swinging Big Bands
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Big Band Best Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Songs Of Bessie Smith:it Don't Mean A
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Vegas

Associated Artists and Works

Armstrong, Louis
The Basie Bunch: Too Marvelous For Words ~ Artists, Various
Bashung, Alain
Bennett, Tony
Brewer, Teresa
Coltrane, John
Count Basie With Joe Williams
Crosby, Bing
Ellington Edward Kennedy
Ellington, Duke
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke ~ Ellington, Duke
Fitzgerald, Ella
Goodman, Benny
Harris, Gene
Hendricks, Jon
Jones, Quincy
Krupa, Gene
McGriff, Jimmy
Miller, Glenn
Mills Brothers
Mills Brothers (The)
Moten, Bennie
Prysock, Arthur
Quincy Jones-Sammy Nestico Orch
Basie & Beyond ~ Quincy Jones-Sammy Nestico Orch
Quinichette, Paul
Randy Reinhardt
Reinhart, Randy
Rich, Buddy
Sinatra, Frank
Smith, Keely
Starr, Kay
Terry, Clark
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Turner, Big Joe
Valente, Caterina
Too Marvelous for Words ~ Various Artists
Vaughan, Sarah
Volenta, Carolina
Williams, Joe
Young, Lester

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/19/1993
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1956
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5198522
Music Label Name Label : Verve
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731451985225

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