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
|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|
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.
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