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Ultimate Joe Williams


Download links and information about Ultimate Joe Williams by Joe Williams. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 59:25 minutes.

Artist: Joe Williams
Release date: 1999
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 59:25
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No. Title Length
1. Every Day I Have the Blues (featuring Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald) 5:30
2. Every Day I Have the Blues/All Blues 9:08
3. How Deep Is the Ocean? 3:06
4. Come Rain or Come Shine (featuring Count Basie) 4:02
5. Shake, Rattle and Roll 3:13
6. Love Without Money 3:26
7. Thou Swell (featuring Count Basie) 2:22
8. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 3:57
9. Sometimes I'm Happy 5:22
10. Embraceable You 4:39
11. I'm Beginning to See the Light (featuring Count Basie) 3:09
12. A Child Is Born 6:14
13. Every Night 5:17



Verve's Ultimate series unveils a new concept in the hackneyed concept of greatest-hits collections: instead of compilation producers, these albums feature tracks selected by figures who either worked with or were influenced by the artists themselves. The results are much more than your average best-of compilations; they're closer to treatises on the immense influence those artists exerted on generations to come, documenting exactly why they were special and deserve to be remembered. For vocalist Kevin Mahogany, the major figure in male jazz vocals during the '90s, the natural choice is none other than Joe Williams, the epitome of graceful swing. The collection begins with two versions of Williams' most popular song — "Every Day I Have the Blues" — recorded 30 years apart (Williams recorded only one full-length album released on Verve during the '50s, then returned to the label during the late '80s). Most of the rest of the songs are from Williams' later career at Verve, sophisticated swing selections like "How Deep Is the Ocean?," "Embraceable You," "I'm Beginning to See the Light," and "Sometimes I'm Happy." Williams himself participated in another volume of the Ultimate series by selecting songs for the Ella Fitzgerald compilation.