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Music for Lovers
     

Music for Lovers

by Joe Williams
 
The Music for Lovers series from EMI and Blue Note spotlights the balladic nature and romantic side of artists who have recorded for its associated labels. Joe Williams, of course, was a superb ballad singer whose rich voice and patient interpretations usually brought a maximum of feeling to the standards he sang. His Music for Lovers volume includes

Overview

The Music for Lovers series from EMI and Blue Note spotlights the balladic nature and romantic side of artists who have recorded for its associated labels. Joe Williams, of course, was a superb ballad singer whose rich voice and patient interpretations usually brought a maximum of feeling to the standards he sang. His Music for Lovers volume includes songs from three sessions for the EMI-owned Roulette -- all but one from either 1959 or 1961 -- and it features Williams in a comfortable setting with musicians who knew how to swing the Joe Williams way; two of the tops, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and tenor Ben Webster, join him on the highlights, "I Only Have Eyes for You" and "You Are Too Beautiful." Most of Williams' sessions for Roulette were supplemented by strings, so virtually all of these songs are as polished and glossy as any setting he ever recorded in. One other caveat: Williams recorded only a small amount for Roulette, and it's not regarded as well as his work for Verve or RCA.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/16/2007
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0094637955925
catalogNumber:
79559

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Williams   Primary Artist
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Jimmy Forrest   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Hank Jones   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Mundy   Conductor
Tommy Potter   Bass
Don Lamond   Drums
Charles Thompson   Piano
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Milt Hinton   Bass
Clarence Johnson   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano,Conductor
Charlie Persip   Drums

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Ray Noble   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger,Guitar Arrangements
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jimmy Jones   Arranger
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
James Gavin   Liner Notes
Harold Adamson   Composer
John Blackburn   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
Burton Yount   Art Direction
Stina Persson   Illustrations

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