Clarence Williams Selected Hits, Vol. 2
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||Boodle Am||Clarence Williams||3:06||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Chizzlin' Sam||Clarence Williams||2:54||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Cast Away||Clarence Williams||2:52||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Cake Walking Babies from Home||Clarence Williams||3:01||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Brown Skin (Who You For)||Clarence Williams||3:10||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Breeze (Blow My Baby Back to Me)||Clarence Williams||3:05||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Bluer Than Blue||Clarence Williams||2:28||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Black-Eyed Susan Brown||Clarence Williams||2:49||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Black Gal||Clarence Williams||2:46||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Bimbo||Clarence Williams||2:54||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Big Fat Mama||Clarence Williams||2:47||¥150||View in iTunes|
This imported CD has all of Clarence Williams's recordings from a 3 1/2 month period; not only The Blue Five performances but Williams's work with blues singers Sara Martin, Mamie Smith, Rosetta Crawford and Margaret Johnson in addition to his wife Eva Taylor. Most valuable are the eight instrumentals for they feature the great soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet on his earliest recordings along with trumpeter Thomas Morris. Highlights include "Wild Cat Blues," "Kansas City Man Blues" and "Oh! Daddy Blues" although "I've Got the 'Yes We Have No Bananas' Blues" is amusing. The Classics reissues series bypasses the sometimes so-so blues singers.
Born: October 8, 1893 in Plaquemine, LA
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '50s, '60s