JOE WILLIAMS

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Joe Williams was the last great big-band singer, a smooth baritone who graced the rejuvenated Count Basie Orchestra during the 1950s and captivated audiences well into the '90s. Born in Georgia, he moved to Chicago with his grandmother at the age of three. Reunited with his mother, she taught him to play the piano and took him to the symphony. Though tuberculosis slowed him down as a teenager, Williams began performing at social events and formed his own gospel vocal quartet, the Jubilee Boys.

By the end of the '30s he had made the transition to the Chicago club scene, and appeared with orchestras led by Jimmie Noone and Les Hite during the late '30s. He sang with Coleman Hawkins and Lionel Hampton during the early '40s, and toured with Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy during the mid-'40s (making his first recording with that band). Still, lingering illness
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JOE WILLIAMS Discography

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JOE WILLIAMS A Night at Count Basie's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night at Count Basie's
Vocal Jazz 1955
JOE WILLIAMS Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
Vocal Jazz 1956
JOE WILLIAMS Sings Everyday (aka Everyday I Have The Blues) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings Everyday (aka Everyday I Have The Blues)
Vocal Jazz 1956
JOE WILLIAMS Joe Williams With Songs About That Kind Of Woman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Williams With Songs About That Kind Of Woman
Vocal Jazz 1958
JOE WILLIAMS A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry
Vocal Jazz 1958
JOE WILLIAMS Memories Ad-Lib album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memories Ad-Lib
Vocal Jazz 1959
JOE WILLIAMS Everyday I Have the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everyday I Have the Blues
Vocal Jazz 1959
JOE WILLIAMS Sings About You! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings About You!
Vocal Jazz 1959
JOE WILLIAMS Have A Good Time With Joe Williams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Have A Good Time With Joe Williams
Vocal Jazz 1961
JOE WILLIAMS Sentimental & Melancholy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sentimental & Melancholy
Vocal Jazz 1961
JOE WILLIAMS A New Kind Of Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A New Kind Of Love
Vocal Jazz 1963
JOE WILLIAMS Jump For Joy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jump For Joy
Vocal Jazz 1963
JOE WILLIAMS One Is a Lonesome Number album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Is a Lonesome Number
Vocal Jazz 1963
JOE WILLIAMS Me and the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Me and the Blues
Vocal Jazz 1964
JOE WILLIAMS Worth Waiting for album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Worth Waiting for
Vocal Jazz 1970
JOE WILLIAMS The Heart and Soul of Joe Williams and George Shearing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Heart and Soul of Joe Williams and George Shearing
Vocal Jazz 1971
JOE WILLIAMS Dave Pell's Prez Conference featuring Joe Williams : In Celebration Of Lester Young album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Pell's Prez Conference featuring Joe Williams : In Celebration Of Lester Young
Vocal Jazz 1979
JOE WILLIAMS Nothin' but the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nothin' but the Blues
Vocal Jazz 1984
JOE WILLIAMS Then and Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Then and Now
Vocal Jazz 1984
JOE WILLIAMS I Just Wanna Sing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Just Wanna Sing
Vocal Jazz 1985
JOE WILLIAMS In Good Company album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
In Good Company
Vocal Jazz 1989
JOE WILLIAMS Feel the Sprit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Feel the Sprit
Vocal Jazz 1995
JOE WILLIAMS One More for My Baby album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One More for My Baby
Vocal Jazz 1998

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JOE WILLIAMS A Swingin' Night At Birdland album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
A Swingin' Night At Birdland
Vocal Jazz 1962
JOE WILLIAMS At Newport '63 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Newport '63
Vocal Jazz 1963
JOE WILLIAMS Havin' a Good Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Havin' a Good Time
Vocal Jazz 1964
JOE WILLIAMS Joe Williams Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Williams Live
Vocal Jazz 1973
JOE WILLIAMS Every Night: Live At Vine Street album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Every Night: Live At Vine Street
Vocal Jazz 1987
JOE WILLIAMS Live at Detroit Orchestra Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Detroit Orchestra Hall
Vocal Jazz 1993

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JOE WILLIAMS The Exciting Joe Williams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Exciting Joe Williams
Vocal Jazz 1965
JOE WILLIAMS The Overwhelming Joe Williams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Overwhelming Joe Williams
Vocal Jazz 1988
JOE WILLIAMS Ballad and Blues Master album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballad and Blues Master
Vocal Jazz 1992
JOE WILLIAMS Every Day: The Best of the Verve Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Every Day: The Best of the Verve Years
Vocal Jazz 1993
JOE WILLIAMS The Best of Joe Williams: The Roulette, Solid State & Blue Note Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Joe Williams: The Roulette, Solid State & Blue Note Years
Vocal Jazz 1997
JOE WILLIAMS The Definitive Joe Williams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Joe Williams
Vocal Jazz 2002
JOE WILLIAMS Complete Small-group Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Small-group Sessions
Vocal Jazz 2015

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