Clarence Williams

1933-1934

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The 11th CD in Classics series of recordings led by pianist-composer-singer Clarence Williams is actually one of the weaker ones due to Chick Bullock taking vocals on seven of the 23 numbers; the two contributions apiece by Dick Robertson and Little Buddy Farrior are not much better even if Williams' own verbal spots on six songs are reasonably enjoyable. With only three instrumentals, the results are less memorable than usual although there are some strong moments contributed by cornetist Ed Allen, clarinetist Cecil Scott, pianist James P. Johnson (who is not featured enough) and guitarist Roy Smeck. Recommended mostly to completists.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:04
2 2:31
3 2:52
4 3:00
5 2:55
6 2:39
7 3:01
8 2:59
9 2:52
10
2:38
11 2:54
12 2:38
13 2:50
14 2:50
15 2:50
16 2:58
17 2:38
18 3:02
19 2:48
20 2:47
21 3:07
22 2:38
23
3:13
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