The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards

The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards is an album by vocalist Joe Williams and pianist/bandleader Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded in 1956 and released on the Verve label.[1][2][3][4] It was Williams' second album with Basie following Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings.

The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards
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Studio album by
Released1956
RecordedApril 28 and May 1, 1956
StudioCapitol (Hollywood)
GenreVocal jazz, jazz
Length34:43
LabelVerve
MGV 2016
ProducerNorman Granz
Count Basie chronology
April in Paris
(1956)
The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards
(1956)
Metronome All-Stars 1956
(1956)
Joe Williams chronology
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
(1956)
The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards
(1956)
A Night at Count Basie's
(1957)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [5]

AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars.[5]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Thou Swell" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:19
  2. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 2:48
  3. "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:38
  4. "'S Wonderful" (Gershwin, Gershwin) – 2:35
  5. "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 2:24
  6. "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) – 3:54
  7. "Singin' in the Rain" (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) – 2:25
  8. "I'm Beginning to See the Light" (Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges) – 3:04
  9. "A Fine Romance" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 2:28
  10. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 3:58
  11. "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me" (Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy McHugh) – 2:38
  12. "This Can't Be Love" (Hart, Rodgers) – 2:32
  • Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA, on April 28, 1956 (tracks 2, 3 & 6-9) and May 1, 1956 (tracks 1, 4, 5 & 10-12)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Discography of the Verve, Clef, Down Home and Norgran Labels, accessed November 20, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Basie Discography, accessed November 20, 2015
  3. ^ Verve Records Catalog: Popular 2000 series, accessed November 20, 2015
  4. ^ Big Band Paradise, accessed November 20, 2015
  5. ^ a b Allmusic listing, accessed November 20, 2015