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Joe Williams with Marian McPartland

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Another archival interview from the vaults - NPR's Marian McPartland chats and performs with the US vocalist Joe Williams.

Originally recorded for Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, this archival interview from 1991 sees the English-born pianist sitting down with Joe Williams to talk and perform together.

Tracks in this episode

1. 'Who She Do' (J. Williams)
2. 'Embraceable You (G. Gershwin & I. Gershwin)
3. 'Twilight World' (M. McPartland)
4. 'I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (D. Daugherty, A. J. Neiburg, E. Reynolds)
5. 'Prelude to a Kiss' (D. Ellington, I. Gordon, I. Mills)
6. 'Nobody's Heart' (L. Hart, R. Rodgers)
7. 'Just Friends' (J. Klenner, S. Lewis)
8. 'I'm Beginning to See the Light' (D. Ellington, D. George, J. Hodges, H. James)

CD: Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz (Jazz Alliance - TJA 12027)
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May 22, 2015. 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Joe Williams (December 12, 1918 - March 29, 1999) was an American jazz singer. Early life: Williams was born Joseph Goreed in Cordele, Georgia, the son of Willie Goreed and Anne Beatrice née Gilbert; when he was about three his mother and grandmother took him to Chicago. He grew up on the South Side of Chicago, where he attended Austin Otis Sexton Elementary School and Englewood High School....

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