Joe Williams’ ‘Nothin’ but the Blues’

Joe Williams’ ‘Nothin’ but the Blues’ is an album recorded on November 16 and 17, 1983 with Red Holloway & His Blues All-Stars and released in 1984 by Delos.

Track Listing : 1.Who She Do (Joe Williams) – 05:15 . 2.Just A Dream (Bill Broonzy) – 04:44 . 3.Hold It Right There (Eddie Vinson) – 02:42 . 4.Please Send Me Someone To Love (Percy Mayfield) – 05:11 . 5.Going To Chicago Blues (Jimmy Rushing, Count Basie) – 04:48 . 6.Ray Brown’S In Town (Red Holloway) – 03:51 . 7.In The Evening / Rocks In My Bed (Leroy Carr, Duke Ellington) – 06:55 . 8.Alright, Ok, You Win (Mayme Watts, Sidney Wyche) – 04:41 . 9.Mean Old World / Wee Baby Blues (A. Frazier, Big Joe Turner, Pete Johnson) – 07:34 . 10.The Comeback (A. Frazier) – 05:03 . 11.Tell Me Where To Scratch (Joe Williams) – 05:04 . 12.Sent For You Yesterday (Jimmy Rushing, Count Basie, Eddie Durham) – 03:29

Musicians : Joe Williams – Vocals . Red Holloway – Leader, Tenor Sax . Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – Vocal On (3), Alto Sax . Jack Mcduff – Organ & Piano . Phil Upchurch – Guitar . Ray Brown – Bass . Gerryck King – Drums

Production : Produced By Ralph Jungheim . John Eargle- Engineer

Package : Ray Avery – Photography . Mary Ellen Webster – Photography

Recorded On November 16 And 17, 1983 At Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, Usa.

Released 1984 By Delos.

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All About Jazz
The singer’s fun-loving personality and considerable charm shine through on every trackand his deep baritone voice sounds surpisingly low-down. […]

people.com
More casual and spontaneous than in his 1957 standards set, he winningly plays the lovable rascal. His accompanists are billed as “All-Stars,” and for once it’s no hyperbole. […]

allmusic
Sticking to blues, Joe Williams is in prime form on this special session. His backup crew includes such all-stars as tenor-saxophonist Red Holloway, organist Brother Jack McDuff and (on alto and one lone vocal) the great Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson […]

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Joe Williams’ ‘Nothin’ but the Blues’

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