Joe Williams Nothin' But the Blues

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Delos Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Who She Do
  • Buy for $0.992.Just a Dream
  • Buy for $0.993.Hold It Right There
  • Buy for $0.994.Please Send Me Someone to Love
  • Buy for $0.995.Goin' to Chicago Blues
  • Buy for $0.996.Ray Brown's in Town
  • Buy for $0.997.In the Evening / Rocks in My Bed: In The Evening / Rocks In My Bed
  • Buy for $0.998.Alright, Okay, You Win
  • Buy for $0.999.Mean Old World / Wee Baby Blues: Mean Old World / Wee Baby Blues
  • Buy for $0.9910.The Come Back
  • Buy for $0.9911.Tell Me Where to Scratch
  • Buy for $0.9912.Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)

Product Description:

This CD includes 3 bonus tracks.
Personnel: Joe Williams (vocals); Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (vocals, alto saxophone); Phil Upchurch (guitar); Red Holloway (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Jack McDuff (piano, organ); Gerryck King (drums).
Recording information: Annex Studios, Hollywood, CA (11/16/1983/11/17/1983).
Photographers: Mary Ellen Webster; Ray Avery.
Unknown Contributor Role: Ray Avery.
In 1983, Williams and a smoking sextet of jazz artists led by Red Holloway went into a recording studio, without charts or rehearsals, and spontaneously combusted these delicious, jazz-flavored blue tracks. The whole recording has the relaxed mood of a late-night jam. Williams set aside his sophisticated jazz-standards mode and really gets down and dirty into the blues with an absolutely wailing, growling, and gravelly vocal approach. One gets the sense that Williams can (and will) do anything with his remarkably flexible voice just to make a point in a song.
NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES, an album of warm blues tracks, has the down-home feeling of musical comrades hanging together, playing, and having a great time. The fine organ work of Jack McDuff smolders sexily throughout. A highlight of the set is Williams' sultry but funny version of Big Bill Broonzy's disillusioned blues "Just a Dream." This, at heart, is what Williams' artistry is all about. He never loses track of the fun. No matter how bad things get, warmth and optimism are always there.
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  • Sales Rank: 113,142
  • UPC: 013491400129
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