Sunday, 19 May 2013

Jazz legend

Joe Williams first blessed the world with his jazzy vocal delights in about 1939 singing in Chicago. From there his it was all up, with a steady climb to the very top of the jazz scene and a career that lasted all the way to his death in 1999. Recognised as one of the all time great jazz singers, Joe Williams achieved it all, from a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to pretty much owning the Monterey Jazz Festival for like foreeeeeeeeever, singing with every jazz icon worth mentioning, performing in Carnegie Hall, to appearing as Grandpa Al in the Cosby Show.

This here is Joe Williams and the Jazz Orchestra in 1968 doing a cover of my all time favourite tunes, Get Out Of My Life woman by Lee Dorsey.

Get Out Of My Life Woman

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