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CLAUDE WILLIAMS - SwingTime in New York
With Sir Roland Hanna on piano, Bill Easley on tenor sax, clarinet and flute, Earl May on bass, and Joe Ascione on drums. Progressive Records PCD-7093, 67 minutes.
Fine acoustic studio recording enhanced by four of Claude's vocals and the powerful piano of Sir Roland Hanna. 14 cuts; Limehouse Blues, Laura, You've Got to See Your Mama Ev'ry Night, World on a String, Mood Indigo, Sunshine of My Life, Just You, Just Me, Mean To Me, Lester Leaps In, My Buddy, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Just Squeeze Me, Straight, No Chaser, and I Want You, I Need You.
CLAUDE WILLIAMS - King of Kansas City
With Rod Fleeman on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, Todd Strait on drums, Kim Park on saxophones, guests Lisa Henry & Karrin Allyson on vocals. Progressive PCD-7100 is a tip of the hat to the great resident Kansas City players, 13 cuts; Lester Leaps In, For All We Know, St. Louis Blues, Solitude, Smooth Sailing, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Canadian Sunset, Gee Baby, Exactly Like You, Fine and Mellow, Them There Eyes, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, East of the Sun.
Echoes of Spring
NEW Sackville CD summer 1998, showcases Red Richards - piano & vocals, with Norris
Turney - saxophone, CLAUDE WILLIAMS - violin & vocals, Dave Green - bass & Joe Ascione - drums. 10 live cuts recorded in Holland in 1997, 65 minutes: There Will Never Be Another You, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Them There Eyes, S'Wonderful, Isn't It Romantic, Daydream, I'm In the Market for You, Echoes of Spring, It Don't Mean at Thing...., Things Ain't What They Used to Be.
VILLAGE VOICE & PULSE! Best of 1994 Jazz Recordings:
CLAUDE WILLIAMS Live at J's - Volumes 1 & 2
Arhoolie Records CD 405 & 406, 70 minutes each, with James Chirillo-guitar, Al McKibbon-bass, Ron Mathews-piano and Grady Tate alternating with Akira Tana on drums.
Hot live sessions with stunning fiddle, guitar & piano solos plus 2 vocals on each volume.
Volume 1 - 12 cuts: Kansas City, Billie's Bounce, Our Love is Here to Stay, After You've Gone, The Fiddler, You're My Desire, Wave, No Greater Love, Lil' Darlin', Just Friends, Cherokee, and Texarkana.
Volume 2 - 10 cuts: Back Home in Indiana, But Not for Me, All the Things You Are, 100 Years From Today, Green Dolphin Street, One For The Count, That Certain Someone, "A" Train, Fiddler's Dream, There Will Never Be Another You, and Don't Get Around Much Anymore.
Jay McShann & CLAUDE WILLIAMS
Man From Muskogee
Sackville re-issue SKCD2-3005. 1972 session, Don Thompson- bass, some of Claude's guitar work.
45 minutes; After You've Gone, 'Fore Day Rider, Yardbird Suite, I'll Catch the Sun, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, Smooth Sailing, Mary Ann, These Foolish Things, Hootie Blues, Nancy Boogie, Jumpin' at the Woodside.
American Federation of Jazz Societies
Statesmen of Jazz
BENNY WATERS - alto sax, CLAUDE WILLIAMS - violin, Clark Terry - flugelhorn & trumpet, Joe Wilder - flugelhorn, Al Grey - trombone, Buddy Tate - tenor sax, Milt Hinton - bass, Jane Jarvis - piano & Panama Francis - drums. Nine tunes: Moten Swing, No Bridge, It Could Happen To You, East of the Sun, Coquette, Open Wider Please, Blue Waters, Just Squeeze Me and C Jam Blues. American Federation of Jazz Societies CD 201, 1995.
BENNY WATERS' Birdland Birthday:
Live at 95
Benny Waters Birdland Birthday - "Live at 95" with Howard Alden - guitar, Eddie Locke - drums, Earl May - bass & Mike LeDonne - organ & piano, Enja ENJ-9321, Tracks: Exactly Like Me, Blues Amore, Everybody Loves My Baby, Besame Mucho, I Cried Because I Love You, Callin' the Cats, I'm in the Mood for Love, Jungle Blues, Misty.
From Paradise (Small's) To Shangri-la
Benny - alto & tenor, clarinet, vocals; Don Coats - piano; Earl May - bass; Ronnie Cole - drums. Muse MCD 5340, 1989, Nine cuts: Topsy, Everything Happens to Me, Hit That Jive Jack, Strollin' Along the Rhine, S'Wonderful, No Problem, Romance Without Finance, Cry Me a River, I Want To Be Happy.
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