Offered for sale is a mid-1970s pressing of Count Basie Swings and Joe Williams Sings by Count Basie and Joe Williams.
About this copy: This copy of Count Basie Swings and Joe Williams Sings is a mid-1970s pressing of an LP that was originally issued in 1956.
The label mentions “Polydor Inc.,” making it a later pressing.
The cover is VG+, with a bit of rippling on the back cover.
The disc is M- and has clearly had little, if any, play.
A nice copy of a terrific jazz LP.
Joe Williams’ debut as the featured vocalist in Count Basie’s band was one of those landmark moments that even savvy observers don’t fully appreciate when it occurs, then realize years later how momentous an event they witnessed. Williams brought a different presence to the great Basie orchestra than the one Jimmy Rushing provided; he couldn’t shout like Rushing, but he was more effective on romantic and sentimental material, while he was almost as spectacular on surging blues, up-tempo wailers, and stomping standards.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1970s|