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Some early Williams! In summer, I listen to Jazz!

 

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Remembers John Kirby/The Big Small Bands (2011, Fresh Sound Records, FSRCD 2259, Compilation)

Featuring John T. Williams (p) (o)

 

 

 

 

 

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World on a String (1957, Bethlehem, BCP-6025)
Let's Fall In Love; Over The Rainbow; My Shining Hour; Here's What I'm Here For; Come Rain Or Come Shine; That Old Black Magic; Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea; Hit The Road To Dreamland; Stormy Weather; I've Got The World On A String; Sleepin' Bee; Get Happy.

 

 

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The Johnny Williams Orchestra Plays Sounds from Screen Spectaculars (1957, Craftsmen, C-8043)
Dearly Beloved; Pennies From Heaven (Vocal: Doris Drew); Brazil; Exactly Like You (Vocal: Bob Grabeau); Long Ago (And Far Away); On The Sunny Side Of The Street; Put The Blame On Mame (Vocal: Doris Drew); I'm Old Fashioned.

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(Reissued in 1996 as "Movie Memories [Big Hits]", Simitar/Pickwick, 1126-2, 10 tracks, Stereo)

Theme from "Picnic"; Dearly Beloved; Brazil; Exactly Like You (Vocal: Bob Grabeau); On The Sunny Side Of The Street; Pennies From Heaven (Vocal: Doris Drew); I'm Old Fashioned; Long Ago And Far Away; Put The Blame On Mame (Vocal: Doris Drew); The Anniversary Song.

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This one is among my best ones!
 

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Folk Songs for Far Out Folk (1959, Warner Bros. Records, W 1277)

Featuring Johnny T. Williams (p).

 

(Released in 1959, Warner Bros. Records, WS 1277, Stereo)

 

(Reissued in 2007, Reebot Stereophonic Records)

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Some of my favorites:

The arrangement by Bob Curnow is really good too.

I would like this song even more it there wasn't a crazy long drum solo.

Played this for marching band as a freshman. Good memories.

Hated this song at first, but it grew on me.

 

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On 2017-01-25 at 10:01 AM, Disco Stu said:

Listening to Dizzy Gillespie At Newport this morning, one of my favorite jazz albums of all time.

 

 

 

I listened to it this week.... Great discovery, but I need to make my ear on these. I'm a fan of vocal jazz and cool jazz, bossa nova at first. When it goes too intense, it annoys me a little bit!

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3 hours ago, Bespin said:

 

I listened to it this week.... Great discovery, but I need to make my ear on these. I'm a fan of vocal jazz and cool jazz, bossa nova at first. When it goes too intense, it annoys me a little bit!

 

Dizzy actually did experiment with bossa nova in the 60s. I love the song "One Note Samba" especially.  Cool as an ice cold rum punch ;) 

 

 

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I'm currently discovering Johnny Mercer as a singer (well of his own songs!) and I love it.

 

That man's got swing! And I love his deep voice!

 

A true revelation for me.

 

 

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On 19/02/2017 at 10:11 PM, Bespin said:

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead

 

 

Great.

Now try BITCHES BREW, ON THE CORNER, TUTU, and AURA, then go back and listen to KIND OF BLUE; the cymbal crash at about 1:30, on SO WHAT?...oh, yeah!

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27 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

The best renditions of those songs!

 

I have to take your word, I understand nothing!!!

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3 minutes ago, Richard said:

I don't understand a single word that Jacques Brel sings, but I enjoy listening to it.

 

Ne me quitte pas!!!

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