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Joe Williams

Joe Williams (born Joseph Goreed; December 12, 1918 – March 29, 1999) was an American jazz singer. He sang with big bands such as the Count Basie Orchestra and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and with his combos. He sang in two films with the Basie orchestra and sometimes worked as an actor.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 12th, 1918 (Georgia), Died March 29th, 1999 (Las Vegas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-070484 10-in. 12/12/1941 Please don't go Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor BS-070485 10-in. 12/12/1941 Highway 49 Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor BS-070486 10-in. 12/12/1941 Someday, baby Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor BS-070487 10-in. 12/12/1941 Break 'em down Evan Williams Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick M195 10-in. Sept. 1929 I want it awful bad Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with guitars and harmonica vocalist  
Brunswick M196 10-in. Sept. 1929 Mr. Devil blues Joe Williams Male vocal solo, with guitars and harmonica vocalist  
Decca 73752 12/2/1946 Louella Andy Kirk Orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Joe," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104184.

Williams, Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104184.

"Williams, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104184

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