Joe Williams – Every Day I Have the Blues (1959/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 32:44 minutes | 289 MB | Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Music Manager
Everyday I Have the Blues is an album by singer Joe Williams with Count Basie and His Orchestra featuring tracks recorded in 1959 (with one track from 1957 on the original LP) which was originally released on the Roulette label.
AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars and its review by John Bush states, “Joe Williams had enlivened the Count Basie band for so long that it was natural for Basie and company to return the favor on his 1959 solo LP for Roulette. And with a trio of Basie arrangers – Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones – providing charts for a rather small group here, the results are excellent”.
In DownBeat, Ralph Gleason finds “the Basie band really shining as an accompanying instrument” and argues this is Williams’ “best album under his own name.”
1-1. Joe Williams – Everyday (01:59)
1-2. Joe Williams – Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (04:43)
1-3. Joe Williams – Going to Chicago Blues (04:12)
1-4. Joe Williams – Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You (02:31)
1-5. Joe Williams – It’s a Low Down Dirty Shame (05:27)
1-6. Joe Williams – Shake Rattle and Roll (02:14)
1-7. Joe Williams – Just a Dream (02:53)
1-8. Joe Williams – Cherry Red (02:53)
1-9. Joe Williams – Good Mornin’ Blues (02:51)
1-10. Joe Williams – Ain’t No Use (02:57)