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Everyday I Have the Blues (Joe Williams album)

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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.[1][2]

Everyday I Have the Blues
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 19, 1957 and September 24, 1959
Capitol Studios, New York City and Universal Recording, Chicago
SR 52033
ProducerTeddy Reig
Count Basie chronology
Breakfast Dance and Barbecue
Everyday I Have the Blues
Dance Along with Basie
Joe Williams chronology
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry
Everyday I Have the Blues
Joe Williams Sings About You!


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]

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".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Everyday" (William York) - 4:43
  2. "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" (Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams) - 1:58
  3. "Going to Chicago Blues" (Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing) - 4:08 (this track was originally released on Sing Along With Basie; not on CD reissue)
  4. "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) - 2:28
  5. "It's a Low Down Dirty Shame" (Ollie Shepard) - 5:23
  6. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (Charles Calhoun) - 2:14
  7. "Just a Dream" (Big Bill Broonzy) - 2:53
  8. "Cherry Red" (Pete Johnson) - 2:53
  9. "Good Mornin' Blues" (Basie, Eddie Durham, Rushing) - 2:51
  10. "What Did You Win" (Sid Wyche, R. Watts) - 2:17
  11. "Ain't No Use" (Wyche, Leroy Kirkland) - 2:56
  12. "Confessin' the Blues" (Jay McShann, Walter Brown) - 2:48 (bonus track on CD reissue)
  13. "Five O'Clock in the Morning" (Joe Williams) - 3:15 (bonus track on CD reissue)
  14. "How Can You Lose" (Benny Carter) - 2:34 (bonus track on CD reissue)
  • Recorded on September 19, 1957 at Capitol Studios in New York City (tracks 4 & 12), and at Universal Studios in Chicago on March 4, 1958 (tracks 13 & 14) and September 24 & 25, 1959 (tracks 1-2 & 5-11)



  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed November 3, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography - 1950-1959, accessed November 3, 2015
  3. ^ a b Bush, John. Everyday I Have the Blues – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 3, 2015.