Joe Williams

Joe Williams & Dave Pell - Prez & Joe: In Celebration Of Lester Young (1979) {GNP Crescendo GNPD 2124 rel 1986}

Joe Williams & Dave Pell - Prez & Joe: In Celebration Of Lester Young (1979) {GNP Crescendo GNPD 2124 rel 1986}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 319 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 136 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 1986 GNP / Crescendo Record | GNPD 2124
Jazz / Cool / Vocal Jazz / Saxophone

Dave Pell's Prez Conference was to Lester Young what Supersax is to Charlie Parker. Pell's short-lived group featured harmonized Lester Young solos recreated by three tenors and a baritone; their matchup with singer Joe Williams is quite enjoyable. Since Young was in Count Basie's orchestra when Jimmy Rushing was the vocalist, Joe Williams has a rare opportunity to give his own interpretation to Rushing and Billie Holiday classics like "I May Be Wrong," "You Can Depend on Me," "If Dreams Come True" and "Easy Living." A delightful and swinging date.
Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955) Reissue 1993

Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Standarts | Label: Verve | # 519 852-2 | Time: 00:42:56

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. Basie's band maintained an incredible groove behind Williams, who moved from authoritative statements on "Every Day I Have the Blues" and "Please Send Me Someone to Love" to brisk workouts on "Roll 'Em Pete" and his definitive hit, "All Right, OK, You Win".

Big Joe Williams - Nine String Blues (2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 4, 2014
Big Joe Williams - Nine String Blues (2014)

Big Joe Williams - Nine String Blues (2014)
Acoustic Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:43 | 163 MB
Label: Marmot Music | Release Year: 2014

Big Joe Williams may have been the most cantankerous human being who ever walked the earth with guitar in hand. At the same time, he was an incredible blues musician: a gifted songwriter, a powerhouse vocalist, and an exceptionally idiosyncratic guitarist. Despite his deserved reputation as a fighter (documented in Michael Bloomfield's bizarre booklet Me and Big Joe), artists who knew him well treated him as a respected elder statesman. Even so, they may not have chosen to play with him, because as with other older Delta artists if you played with him you played by his rules.
Big Joe Williams - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Vol. 1 & 2 (1991)

Big Joe Williams - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Vol. 1 & 2 (1991)
Blues | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Document/RST BDCD-6003-04 | rec: 1935-41 & 1945-49 | 440Mb

Document's Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1935-1941) is an invaluable collection of Big Joe Williams' late-'30s and early-'40s recordings. Most of the best performances of Williams' career are here ("Baby Please Don't Go," "Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff," "Crawlin' King Snake," "Little Leg Woman," "Stack of Dollars," "Highway 49"), with support from figures including Sonny Boy Williamson and Henry Townsend.

Big Joe Williams - At Folk City (1962, Reissue 1995)  Music

Posted by luckburz at May 3, 2013
Big Joe Williams - At Folk City (1962, Reissue 1995)

Big Joe Williams - At Folk City
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 201 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Prestige Bluesville # OBC 580 | Country/Year: Europe 1995, 1962
Genre: Blues | Style: Delta Blues

…Williams left behind several folk club recordings from the early '60s, and they make a good contrast to the vast body of studio recordings from the same era. He was evidently at his best playing directly to an audience.
Milt Jackson With Joshua Redman And Joe Williams - The Prophet Speaks (1994)

Milt Jackson With Joshua Redman And Joe Williams - The Prophet Speaks (1994)
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 430 Mb(Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label ~ Qwest Records

Big Joe Williams - Classic Delta Blues (1966)  Music

Posted by countryfreak at June 22, 2012
Big Joe Williams - Classic Delta Blues (1966)

Big Joe Williams - Classic Delta Blues (1966)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 180 MB
Genre: Blues/Acoustic Blues | Label: Milestone | Catalog Number: 545
RAR 5% Rec. | FilePost + Rapidshare | Release Date: November 15, 1991

Classic Delta Blues collects 12 cuts Big Joe Williams cut in 1964. For these recordings, he played a standard six-string guitars instead of hauling out his custom nine-string and the effects are pleasant, but not revelatory.–by Thom Owens

Big Joe Williams And J.D. Short - Stavin' Chain Blues (1966/1991)  Music

Posted by countryfreak at Sept. 8, 2011
Big Joe Williams And J.D. Short - Stavin' Chain Blues (1966/1991)

Big Joe Williams And J.D. Short - Stavin' Chain Blues (1966/1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 205 MB | + Covers
Genre: Blues/Acoustic Blues | Label: Delmark | Catalog Number: DC-609 | Release Date: 1991
RAR 5% Rec. | Rapidshare + Fileserve + Filesonic

A CD reissue of 1958 recordings, it includes four previously unreleased tracks. This is raw but beautiful country-blues, featuring the otherworldly sound of Big Joe's nine-string guitar.
Joe Williams feat. Ben Webster - Havin' A Good Time (1965, remaster 2005)

Joe Williams feat. Ben Webster - Havin' A Good Time (1965, remaster 2005)
FLAC tracks + cue + log + front cover | 00:54:26 | 295 MB (+3%)
Jazz, Blues, Oldies | Label: Hyena Records

In a snowy night in February 1965, Big Joe with the Junior Mance Trio and Ben Webster just happened to be in the club. The sound crew did a fantastic job of laying it all down on tape. Williams has a way of vocal styling that's rare to hear these days, and this recording shows him at his best.
Big Joe Williams - Old Saw Mill Blues From The Archives (Digitally Remastered) (2010)

Big Joe Williams - Old Saw Mill Blues From The Archives (Digitally Remastered) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 228 MB | + Covers
Genre: Blues/Acoustic Blues | Label: Essential Media Group | Catalog Number: No Number | Release Date: 2010 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com + HF.com

Big Joe Williams may have been the most cantankerous human being who ever walked the earth with guitar in hand. At the same time, he was an incredible blues musician: a gifted songwriter, a powerhouse vocalist, and an exceptional idiosyncratic guitarist. Despite his deserved reputation as a fighter (documented in Michael Bloomfield's bizarre booklet Me and Big Joe), artists who knew him well treated him as a respected elder statesman. Even so, they may not have chosen to play with him, because — as with other older Delta artists — if you played with him you played by his rules.