The Songs of Billy Eckstine, & Tommy Edwards (CD sing-along)
- Autore Joe Williams
Pocket Songs JTG 041
Just Tracks: The Songs of Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams & Tommy Edwards
Three male singers whose extraordinarily rich voices left us a legacy of great songs impeccably performed. Billy Eckstine began as a band singer, performing with Earl Hines from 1939 to 1943. He led his own band from 1944 to 1947, utilizing every up-and-coming jazz player at the time, including Dizzy, Miiles, Dexter, with singers Lena Horne and Sarah Vaughn. His signature songs are all in this collection:
Cottage for Sale, I Apologize; Tenderly, Everything I Have is Yours, If You Could See Me Now.
Tommy Edwards, another male singer of great skill and reputation, is represnted by his chart-topping hits:
It's All In The Game, Please Mr.Sun, A Fool Such As I, I Really Don't Want To Know, Morning Side of the Mountain.
Finally, Joe Williams, who sang with Count Basie. His songs include:
Alright Okay You Win, Every Day I Have The Blues, Evil Man's Blues, One More For My Baby, Loneliness Sorrow and Grief.