“You can’t rehearse a blues, darlin’.”
– Joe Williams
Joe Williams (1918 – 1999) was a well-known jazz vocalist, a baritone singer, a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs, and jazz standards. He got his big break in 1954, when he was hired as the male vocalist for the Count Basie Orchestra. He remained with Basie until 1961, garnering some of the best exposure a blues and jazz singer could have.
Joe Williams: All Right, OK, You Win
Joe Williams – Joe’s Blues
Joe Williams – Goin To Chicago Blues