Joe Williams Arrangements, circa 1940-1990  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williams, Joe, 1918-1999
Title
Joe Williams Arrangements
Dates
circa 1940-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
approximately 10.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
IJC MG 5
Summary
Joe Williams was a jazz vocalist. The collection consists mainly of arrangements, with a few other materials.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 208-885-0845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.

Languages
This collection is in English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in Cordele, Georgia on December 12, 1918, Joe Williams (born Joseph Goreed) became a prominent jazz vocalist with a career spanning over 50 years. At the age of three Williams and his family moved to Chicago, where he spent his formative years. In his twenties Williams worked as a singer and bouncer in Chicago. In 1943, while working at the Regal Theater, the manager sent Williams to Boston to perform with Lionel Hampton Orchestra.

After performing with Lionel Hampton in Boston, Williams began touring with the group. Though he was travelling and performing with Hampton, Williams’ first recording was with another group in 1944, the Three Chocolates. After a few years, Williams left the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and eventually joined up with Count Basie. From 1954 to 1961 Williams was the male vocalist for the Count Basie Orchestra. His first recording with them was Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings, in 1955. This record featured the hit single “Every Day (I Have the Blues).” Williams went on to have many hit recordings with the Count Basie Orchestra. After leaving Basie’s band, he went on tour with Harry “Sweets” Edison’s quintet with whom he recorded three albums. Throughout his career Williams sang on his own, as well as with other notable musicians, including: Coleman Hawkins, Clark Terry, Frank Hunter, Thad Jones, Benny Carter, and many more.

In 1975, Williams starred as the titular character in Cannonball Adderley’s Big Man: Legend of John Henry. Throughout the years, he gained other acting credits, including “Grandpa Al,” on The Cosby Show in the 1980s, and appeared several times on Sesame Street in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1983, next to Basie's. Williams died in Las Vegas, Nevada, his hometown of more than 30 years, on March 29, 1999

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists mainly of arrangements, with a few other materials as described in the container list, and a rhythm stick. Materials are mostly undated. The suggested range date of the materials span the approximate years of Mr. Williams' musical career.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

This manuscript group is part of the International Jazz Collections-IJC.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Some contents of this collection have been digitized.

Restrictions on Use

Consult Head of Special Collections and Archives on permission for use.

Preferred Citation

Joe Williams Arrangements, IJC MG 5, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The arrangements are organized alphabetically by title, but the order is not consistent.

Location of Collection

Special Collections and Archives of the University of Idaho Library and at the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Forty-eight hours advance notice is required to access artifacts housed offsite.

Acquisition Information

Gift, Joe Williams' widow, Mrs. Jillean Williams, between 2001 and 2004.

Processing Note

Arrangements processed by Michael Tarabulsky. Container list created by Rachel Kerr.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Arrangements, UndatedReturn to Top

This series contains musical arrangements used throughout the career of Joe Williams. Arrangements are arranged primarily in alphabetical order by song title, followed by the arranger in parentheses. The most prominent arrangers in the collection are Jimmy Jones, Buddy Bregman, Frank Hunter, Thad Jones, Sy Johnson, Bill Holman, Horace Ott, John Pate, Dick Palombi, and Norman Simmons. Other arrangers represented, include: Torrie Zito, Marl Young, Herbie Phillips, Frank Foster, Walter Donaldson, J. Fred Croots, Richard Rodgers, Bert de Coteaux, Oliver Nelson, Dave Ward, Jack Pleis, George Shearing, Buddy Gregman, Al Cohn, George Rhodes, Billy May, Jack Elliot, Kirk Stuart, Ronnell L. Bright, Bob Hammer, Bob Friedman, Tommy Deering, John Dankworth, Jerry Zervic, Ellis Larkins, Dick Palombi, Bob Brookmeyer, Benny Carter, Robert Farnon, Artie Butler, Quincy Jones, Scott Mason, Roland Hanna, Dick Hyman, Gerald Wilson, Wild Bill Davis, Russell George, Pat Rhoads, Michael Abene, Billy Strayhorn, Joe Reisman, Bob Zurke, Dennis Mackrel, John Clayton Jr., Lonnie L. Smith, John Oddo, Ernie Wilkins, Marvin Homlisch, Orlando Murden, and Jerry Lewis. Materials were received and processed in several phases with each addition added to the last. This means that the alphabetical order repeats four times. The arrangements are undated.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
A Beautiful Thing (Jimmy Jones/Torrie Zito)
Undated
1/2
A Fine Romance (Buddy Bregman)
Undated
1/3
A Woman (O. Nelson)
Undated
1/4
All God's Chillun (Marl Young)
Undated
1/5
All the Things You Are (Joe Williams)
Undated
1/6
All the Time (Herbie Phillips)
Undated
1/7
Always (I'll Be Loving You) (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
1/8
Amazing Love (Unknown)
Undated
1/9
Anytime (Marl Young)
Undated
1/10
April in Paris (Unknown)
Undated
1/11
Aren't You Glad You're You (Unknown)
Undated
1/12
Ask Anybody (Jack Pleis)
Undated
1/13
Autumn Leaves (Unknown)
Undated
2/14
Baby (Horace Ott)
Undated
2/15
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (Edgar M. Sampson)
Undated
2/16
Blue Skies (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
2/17
Can't Leave That Woman Alone (Unknown)
Undated
2/18
Can't We Talk It Over (AKA "Talk It Over" and "Medley") (Unknown)
Undated
2/19
Come Out of the Rain (Frank Hunter)
Undated
2/20
Come On Blues (Unknown)
Undated
2/21
Come Rain or Come Shine (Buddy Bregman)
Undated
2/22
Cryin'est Shoulder in Town (Unknown)
Undated
2/23
Deep Purple (Unknown)
Undated
2/24
Did I Remember (Walter Donaldson)
Undated
2/25
Don't (Unknown)
Undated
2/26
Easy to Remember (Unknown)
Undated
2/27
Everyday (Frank Foster)
Undated
3/28
Every Day I Fall In Love (Unknown)
Undated
3/29
Every Night (Unknown)
Undated
3/30
Every Time We Say Goodbye and Loneseom (Unknown)
Undated
3/31
Falling In Love With Love (Torrie Zito)
Undated
3/32
Feeling Good (Frank Hunter/Thad Jones)
Undated
3/33
For All We Know (J. Fred Coots)
Undated
3/34
Good Morning Heratache (Unknown)
Undated
3/35
Gravy Waltz (Marl Young)
Undated
3/36
Gypsy In My Soul (Frank Hunter)
Undated
3/37
Have a Good Time (AKA "Good Time") (Unknown)
Undated
3/38
Have You Met Miss Jones (Richard Rodgers)
Undated
3/39
High Heels (Bert de Coteaux)
Undated
4/40
Hobo Flats (Oliver Nelson)
Undated
4/41
Home Is a Place (Unknown)
Undated
4/42
Honeysuckle Rose (Thad Jones)
Undated
4/43
How Deep is the Ocean (AKA "Ocean Medley," medley with "Contented") (Unknown)
Undated
4/44
Hurry on Down (Dave Ward)
Undated
4/45
I Can't Believe You're In Love (With Me) (Buddy Bregman)
Undated
4/46
I Can't Resist You (AKA "Resist You") (Unknown)
Undated
4/47
I Could Care (Dave Ward/Thad Jones)
Undated
4/48
I Don't Know Why (AKA "If I Should") (Unknown)
Undated
4/49
I Don't Like You No More (Unknown)
Undated
4/50
If I Should Lose You (AKA "If I Should") (Unknown)
Undated
4/51
If It Isn't In Your Heart (Jack Pleis)
Undated
4/52
If I Were A Bell (AKA "Bell") (Thad Jones)
Undated
4/53
I Laughed to Keep From Crying (Medley with: "Only Myself to Blame" and "A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry")(AKA "Joe Williams Medley") (Unknown)
Undated
5/54
I'm Through With Love (Unknown)
Undated
5/55
I'll Never Smile Again (Unknown)
Undated
5/56
I'm a Fool to Want You (Frank Hunter)
Undated
5/57
I'm Beginning to See the Light (Buddy Bregman)
Undated
5/58
I'm Sticking With You Baby (Unknown)
Undated
5/59
In the Evening (Unknown)
Undated
5/60
In the Night (George Shearing)
Undated
5/61
I Only Have Eyes For You (AKA "Eyes for You") (Unknown)
Undated
5/62
I Only Want to Love You (AKA "Only Want You") (Unknown)
Undated
5/63
I Really Don't Want to Know (Frank Hunter)
Undated
5/64
It's a Wonderful World (Unknown)
Undated
5/65
I Was Telling Her About You (Unknown)
Undated
5/66
I Went Out of My Way (AKA "Out of My Way") (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
5/67
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Frank Hunter)
Undated
5/68
I Won't Cry Anymore (Unknown)
Undated
5/69
Kansas City (Unknown)
Undated
6/70
Last Kiss (Frank Hunter)
Undated
6/71
Learnin' the Blues (Unknown)
Undated
6/72
Lonesome (Unknown)
Undated
6/73
Los Angeles (Frank Hunter)
Undated
6/74
Louise (Unknown)
Undated
6/75
Love Look Away (Unknown)
Undated
6/76
Lover, Come Back to Me (Unknown)
Undated
6/77
Me and the Blues (Unknown)
Undated
6/78
Moonlight in Vermont (Unknown)
Undated
6/79
More Than Likely (Unknown)
Undated
6/80
My Baby Just Cares for Me (Buddy Bregman)
Undated
6/81
My Darling (Frank Hunter)
Undated
6/82
My Last Affair (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
6/83
My Romance (Frank Hunter)
Undated
7/84
Nevertheless (Buddy Gregman/Al Cohn)
Undated
7/85
Nice Work if You Can Get It (AKA "Nice Work") (George Rhodes)
Undated
7/86
Night Time (Is the Right Time) (Unknown)
Undated
7/87
No Moon at All (Unknown)
Undated
7/88
Nothing to Laugh About (Frank Hunter)
Undated
7/89
Old Folks (Unknown)
Undated
7/90
On a Clear Day (AKA "Clear Day") (Unknown)
Undated
7/91
One is a Lonesome Number (Unknown)
Undated
7/92
Only Forever (Unknown)
Undated
7/93
People (Frank Hunter)
Undated
7/94
Poor You (AKA "For You") (Unknown)
Undated
7/95
Real Thing (Unknown)
Undated
7/96
Remember (the Night You Said... etc.) (Unknown))
Undated
7/97
Salt Lake City Blues (Unknown)
Undated
7/98
Salty Lips (Unknown)
Undated
7/99
Say It Isn't So (Al Cohn)
Undated
7/100
September in the Rain (Torrie Zito)
Undated
8/101
She Doesn't Know (I Love Her) (Oliver Nelson)
Undated
8/102
Singing in the Rain (Buddy Bregman)
Undated
8/103
Serenade in Blue (AKA Blues Serenade) (Unknown)
Undated
8/104
She's Warm, She's Willing, She's Wonderful (Unknown)
Undated
8/105
Sleepy Time Girl (Frank Hunter)
Undated
8/106
Some'a'this and Some'a'that (AKA "Some a Dis n, Som a Dat") (Unknown)
Undated
8/107
Somebody (Everybody needs to care for...) (Unknown)
Undated
8/108
Sometimes I'm Happy (AKA "Sometimes") (Unknown)
Undated
8/109
Soothe Me (Oliver Nelson)
Undated
8/110
S'Posin (Unknown)
Undated
8/111
Sufferin' With the Blues (Unknown)
Undated
9/112
S'Wonderful (Buddy Bregman)
Undated
9/113
Talk of the Town (Unknown)
Undated
9/114
Tell Me Your Troubles (Unknown)
Undated
9/115
The Bible Tells Me So (Jack Pleis)
Undated
9/116
The Girl in My Dreams (Tries to Look Like You) (Unknown)
Undated
9/117
The Great City (AKA "Deadly Nightshade") (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
9/118
Then I'll Belong to You (AKA "Belong to You") (Bert de Coteaux)
Undated
9/119
Tenderly (Unknown)
Undated
9/120
That Face (Frank Hunter)
Undated
9/121
That Kind of Woman (Unknown)
Undated
10/122
The Right Kind of Woman (Frank Hunter)
Undated
10/123
The Very Thought of You (Unknown)
Undated
10/124
There's A Small Hotel (Unknown)
Undated
10/125
The Sound of the Night (Unknown)
Undated
10/126
The Tender Trap
Undated
10/127
This Can't Be Love (Buddy Bregman)
Undated
10/128
This is the Life (Frank Hunter)
Undated
10/129
Thou Swell (Al Cohn)
Undated
10/130
Time (I'm Just Takin' My...) (Unknown)
Undated
10/131
We'll Have a Wonderful Time (Unknown)
Undated
11/132
What Can I Tell My Heart (Unknown)
Undated
11/133
What Did I Win (Unknown)
Undated
11/134
When A Woman Loves a Man (Unknown)
Undated
11/135
You are Too Beautiful (Unknown)
Undated
11/136
What's New? (Unknown)
Undated
11/137
What a Difference a Day Makes (Unknown)
Undated
11/138
When I Take My Sugar to Tea (Thad Jones)
Undated
11/139
When? (Thad Jones)
Undated
11/140
When She makes Music (Torrie Zito)
Undated
11/141
Why Can't You Behave (Unknown)
Undated
11/142
Winter Weather (Unknown)
Undated
11/143
With Ever Breath I Take (Unknown)
Undated
11/144
Without A Song (Unknown)
Undated
11/145
Work Song (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
12/146
You Brought A New Kind of Love to Me (Unknown)
Undated
12/147
You Came to Me Out of Nowhere (Unknown)
Undated
12/148
You Perfect Stranger (Oliver Nelson)
Undated
12/149
You're A Sweetheart (Unknown)
Undated
12/150
You're Mine, You (Unknown)
Undated
12/151
You Stepped Out on A Dream (Frank Hunter)
Undated
12/152
You've Got Me Crying Again (Dave Ward)
Undated
13/153
Aching Poem (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
13/154
After All (Unknown)
Undated
13/155
Ain't Nothing Wrong (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
13/156
Ain't No Use (Unknown)
Undated
13/157
All Blues (Sy Johnson)
Undated
13/158
All of Me (Billy May)
Undated
13/159
All My Life (Torrie Zito)
Undated
13/160
(CBS) All-Star Jazz Show - Soloists (Chico O'Farrill)
Undated
13/161
Always (Jack Elliot)
Undated
13/162
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry (Sy Johnson)
Undated
13/163
Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere - Nat "King" Cole Version (Jeff Lindberg Transcription)
Undated
14/164
Ascension (Kirk Stuart)
Undated
14/165
Ascension (Sy Johnson)
Undated
14/166
As I Love You (Unknown)
Undated
14/167
As I Love You - Extra Parts (Unknown)
Undated
14/168
Autumn In New York (Sy Johnson)
Undated
14/169
Bay (You've Got What It Takes) (Unknown)
Undated
14/170
Be A Sweet Pumpkin (Ronnell L. Bright)
Undated
14/171
Beautiful People (The World is Filled With) (Unknown)
Undated
14/172
High Noon (Unknown)
Undated
14/173
Big City (Bob Hammer)
Undated
14/174
Big Man Medley - Part 1 (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
14/175
Big Man Medley - Part 2 (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
14/176
Blues in My Heart (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
14/177
Boogie Woogie (Bill Holman)
Undated
14/178
Bridges (Horace Ott)
Undated
14/179
Brother's - Benny Carter (Johnny Pate)
Undated
15/180
By the Lake in Central Park (Sy Johnson)
Undated
15/181
Candy (Unknown)
Undated
15/182
Can't Get Away (Frank Hunter)
Undated
15/183
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Horace Ott)
Undated
15/184
Care (Bob Friedman)
Undated
15/185
Changes (Tommy Deering)
Undated
15/186
Cherry (Unknown)
Undated
15/187
Christmas Rainbows (Unknown)
Undated
15/188
City Heat Blues (Unknown)
Undated
15/189
Close Enough For Love (Unknown)
Undated
15/190
The Comeback (Unknown)
Undated
15/191
Come Back Baby (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
15/192
Come On Blues (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
15/193
Come Sunday (Thad Jones)
Undated
15/194
Cryin' Shame (John Dankworth)
Undated
15/195
Dearly Beloved (N. Simmons)
Undated
15/196
Did I Ever Really Live (Jerry Zervic)
Undated
15/197
Do It Again (Unknown)
Undated
16/198
Do Nothing (Kirk Stuart)
Undated
16/199
Don't Get Around (E. Larkins)
Undated
16/200
Don't Mean A Thing (It Don't Mean a Thing if It...) (Thad Jones)
Undated
16/201
Don't Misunderstand (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
16/202
Down and Out (Nobody Knows You When You're) (Dick Palombi)
Undated
16/203
Down Home Blues (Unknown)
Undated
16/204
Early in the Morning (Unknown)
Undated
16/205
Easy Living (Bill Holman)
Undated
16/206
Easy to Remember (Unknown)
Undated
16/207
Eight to Five I Lose (Bill Holman)
Undated
16/208
Every Day (Unknown)
Undated
16/209
Every Night (Unknown)
Undated
16/210
Everything Must Change (Unknown)
Undated
16/211
Everytime We Say Goodbye (Unknown)
Undated
16/212
Evil Man (Bob Brookmeyer)
Undated
16/213
Ev'ry Day I Fall in Love (N. Simmons)
Undated
16/214
Experiment (Ellis Larkins)
Undated
17/215
Fat and Forty (Unknown)
Undated
17/216
Five O'Clock (Unknown)
Undated
17/217
Fly Me to the Moon (Unknown)
Undated
17/218
Foolin' Myself (Bill Holman)
Undated
17/219
For You (Unknown)
Undated
17/220
The Games People Play (Dick Palombi)
Undated
17/221
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Unknown)
Undated
17/222
Georgia Rose (Bob Hammer)
Undated
17/223
Get Out (Unknown)
Undated
17/224
Getting Some Fun Out of Life (Bill Holman)
Undated
17/225
God Bless You (Part I) (Benny Carter)
Undated
17/226
God Bless You (Part II) (Benny Carter)
Undated
18/227
God Bless You (Part III) (Benny Carter)
Undated
18/228
Goin' Home (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
18/229
Goin' to Chicago (Unknown)
Undated
18/230
Good (Bob Hammer)
Undated
18/231
Goodbye (Unknown)
Undated
18/232
Good Thing (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
18/233
Gypsy in My Soul (Frank Hunter)
Undated
18/234
Halleluyah (Thad Jones)
Undated
18/235
Have You Tried to Forget (Robert Farnon)
Undated
18/236
Here's to Life (Artie Butler)
Undated
18/237
Here's to My Lady (Unknown)
Undated
18/238
Heritage (Unknown)
Undated
18/239
Honeysuckle Rose (Q. Jones)
Undated
18/240
How Deep is the Ocean (Scott Mason)
Undated
18/241
How High the Moon (Bill Holman)
Undated
18/242
How Sweet It Is (Roland Hanna)
Undated
19/243
I'd Give a Dollar for a Dime (Dick Hyman)
Undated
19/244
I Fall in Love Too Easy (Sy Johnson)
Undated
19/245
If Dreams Come True (Bill Holman)
Undated
19/246
If I Could Be With You (Bill Holman)
Undated
19/247
If I Had your Love (Bill Holman)
Undated
19/248
I Got it Bad (Gerald Wilson, Wild Bill Davis)
Undated
19/249
I Keep Going Back to Joe's (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
19/250
I Like the Way You Walk (Kirk Stuart)
Undated
19/251
I'll Be Seeing You (Artie Butler)
Undated
19/252
I'll Follow You (Frank Hunter)
Undated
19/253
Imagination (Thad Jones)
Undated
19/254
I'm Travelin' Light (Unknown)
Undated
19/255
I'm Thru With Love (Sy Johnson)
Undated
20/256
I Never Felt This Way Before (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
20/257
In the Beginning God (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
20/258
In the Evening (Unknown)
Undated
20/259
I Should Have Kissed Her More (Sy Johnson, Russell George)
Undated
20/260
Is You Is (Unknown)
Undated
20/261
it's Not Easy Being White (Tommy Deering)
Undated
20/262
I Wanna Make Love to Your Mind (Sy Johnson)
Undated
20/263
I Want a Little Girl (Norman Simmons)
Undated
20/264
I Was a Fool (John Pate)
Undated
20/265
I Was Telling Her About You (Sy Johnson)
Undated
20/266
Jimmy's Blues (Sy Johnson)
Undated
20/267
Joey "Chaser" (Norman Simmons)
Undated
20/268
Joey Chaser II (Norman Simmons)
Undated
20/269
Jump For Joy (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
20/270
Just A Lucky So and So (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
20/271
Just as Tho (Unknown)
Undated
21/272
Just the Way You Are (Sy Johnson)
Undated
21/273
Keep Your Hand on Your Heart (Pat Rhoads)
Undated
21/274
Lady Be good (Bill Holman)
Undated
21/275
Let's Make the Most of a Beautiful Things (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
21/276
Little at a Time (Johnny Pate)
Undated
21/277
Little Birdie (Michael Abene)
Undated
21/278
Little Girl Blue (Sy Johnson)
Undated
21/279
Love (Benny Carter)
Undated
21/280
Love Dance (Sy Johnson)
Undated
21/281
Lover, Come Back to Me! (Artie Butler)
Undated
21/282
Lovers' Dream (Bob Friedman)
Undated
21/283
Love You Madly (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
21/284
Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn)
Undated
21/285
May I Come In (Sy Johnson)
Undated
21/286
Memories of You (Norman Simmons)
Undated
22/287
Miss Otis Regrets (John Pate)
Undated
22/288
Mood Indigo (Joe Reisman)
Undated
22/289
Moses Medley (Unknown)
Undated
22/290
My Lord (John Pate)
Undated
22/291
Nature Boy (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
22/292
Naughty but Nice (Sy Johnson)
Undated
22/293
Night Time (Bob Friedman)
Undated
22/294
Nobody Does Better (Unknown)
Undated
22/295
Nobody's Heart (Dick Palombi)
Undated
22/296
Once Upon a Happy Time (The Big Band Days) (Bob Friedman)
Undated
22/297
One for My Baby (N. Simmons)
Undated
22/298
One O'Clock Jump (Bob Zurke)
Undated
22/299
Our Love is Here to Stay (Dennis Mackrel)
Undated
22/300
Always (Unknown)
Undated
22/301
Beautiful People (Dick Palombi)
Undated
22/302
Goin' Home (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
23/303
Heritage (Unknown)
Undated
23/304
Honeysuckle Rose (Unknown)
Undated
23/305
I Fall in Love Too Easy (Sy Johnson)
Undated
23/306
I Never Felt This Way Before (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
23/307
Loneliness, Sorrow and Grief (Dave Ward)
Undated
23/308
Please, Don't Talk (Unknown)
Undated
23/309
Poor You (Sy Johnson)
Undated
23/310
Poundin' (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
23/311
Prelude to a Kiss (Frank Hunter)
Undated
23/312
Pretty Blue (Norman Simmons)
Undated
23/313
Roll 'Em Pete (Unknown)
Undated
23/314
Saloon Song (Unknown)
Undated
23/315
Same Old Thing (Norman Simmons)
Undated
23/316
Save That Time (Robert Farnon/John Clayton)
Undated
23/317
She's Funny That Way (Unknown)
Undated
23/318
Sitting and Rocking (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
24/319
Squeeze Me (Kirk Stuart)
Undated
24/320
Stella (by Starlight) (Unknown)
Undated
24/321
Summertime (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
24/322
Sunny Side of the Street (Frank Hunter)
Undated
24/323
Sweet Georgia Brown (Johnny Pate)
Undated
24/324
That's What Friends (Unknown)
Undated
24/325
That Face (Frank Hunter)
Undated
24/326
Talk It Over (Unknown)
Undated
224/327
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Lonnie L. Smith)
Undated
24/328
That Kind of Woman (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
24/329
There's No Such Thing as Love (Dick Palombi)
Undated
24/330
There Will Never Be Another You (Dennis Mackrel)
Undated
24/331
There are Such Things (Unknown)
Undated
24/332
Too Marvelous (N. Simmons)
Undated
24/333
Talk of the Town (Sy Johnson)
Undated
24/334
Tommorow Night (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
25/335
Until I Met You (Thad Jones)
Undated
25/336
Use Me (Dick Palombi)
Undated
25/337
Very Though of You (Unknown)
Undated
25/338
Walk With Me (Unknown)
Undated
25/339
Warm (Dick Palombi)
Undated
25/340
Watch What Happens (Benny Carter)
Undated
25/341
Way You Look (John Oddo)
Undated
25/342
Way You Look Tonight (Unknown)
Undated
25/343
Welcome to the Club (Unknown)
Undated
25/344
What a Wonderful World (Robert Farnon)
Undated
25/345
What Will I Tell My Heart (Sy Johnson)
Undated
25/346
When She Makes Music (George Shearing)
Undated
25/347
When You're Smiling (Grammy Awards) (Unknown)
Undated
25/348
When You're Smiling (Bill Holman)
Undated
25/349
Where Are You? (Sy Johnson)
Undated
25/350
Who She Do! (Johnny Pate)
Undated
25/351
Without A Song (Unknown)
Undated
26/352
Woman's Got Soul (Thad Jones)
Undated
26/353
Wonderful (E. Larkins)
Undated
26/354
Work Song (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
26/355
The World Needs Now (Ernie Wilkins)
Undated
26/356
You are so Beautiful (Sy Johnson, John Clayton Jr.)
Undated
26/357
You Can Depend on Me (Bill Holman)
Undated
26/358
You Can't Get Away (Frank Hunter)
Undated
26/259
You'd be so Nice (Johnny Pate)
Undated
26/360
Young and Foolish (Johnny Pate)
Undated
26/361
Young Man (Frank Foster)
Undated
26/362
You Showed Me the Way (Artie Butler)
Undated
26/363
You've Got a Friend (Dick Palombi)
Undated
26/364
You've Got Me Crying Again (Norman Simmons)
Undated
27/365
Various Scores: #'s to E (Various)
Undated
27/366
Various Scores: F to I (Various)
Undated
27/367
Various Scores: J to N (Various)
Undated
27/368
Various Scores: O to Wh (Various)
Undated
27/369
Various Scores: Wi to Y (Various)
Undated
28/370
Aching Poem (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
28/371
Ain't Nothing Wrong With That (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
28/372
All Blues (Dick Palombi)
Undated
28/373
Alright, Okay, You Win (Unknown)
Undated
28/374
Always on Sunday (Benny Carter)
Undated
28/375
And Why For You (Dick Palombi)
Undated
28/376
Ask Anybody (Jack Pleis)
Undated
28/377
Baby (Horace Ott)
Undated
28/378
Big Man Medley Part I (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
28/379
Big Man Medley Part II (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
28/380
Blues Serenade (Unknown)
Undated
28/381
Bridges (Horace Ott)
Undated
28/382
Come In Out of the Rain (Frank Hunter)
Undated
28/383
Come on Blues (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
28/384
Can't Get Away From the Blues (Frank Hunter)
Undated
28/385
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Horace Ott)
Undated
28/386
Chicago Medley - Part I (Ellis Larkins)
Undated
29/387
Chicago Medley - Part II (Ellis Larkins)
Undated
29/388
The Comeback (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
29/389
Did I Ever really Live! (Jerry Zervic)
Undated
29/390
Didn't We (Horace Ott)
Undated
29/391
Do It Again (Unknown)
Undated
29/392
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Marvin Homlisch)
Undated
29/393
Down and Out (Nobody Knows You When You'r) (Dick Palombi)
Undated
29/394
Dreaming by the Fire (Unknown)
Undated
29/395
Everybody (Thad Jones)
Undated
29/396
Everyday (Frank Foster)
Undated
29/397
Falling In Love (Unknown)
Undated
29/398
Feelin' Good (Thad Jones)
Undated
29/399
Fly Me to the Moon (Unknown)
Undated
29/400
For All We Know (Unknown)
Undated
29/401
For Once in My Life (Orlando Murden)
Undated
29/402
Games People Play (Dick Palombi)
Undated
29/403
Girl Talk (Ellis Larkins)
Undated
30/404
Good Thing (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
30/405
Gotta Be Me (Furst)
Undated
30/406
Got That Feelin' Again (Bob Friedman)
Undated
30/407
Gypsy in My Soul (Frank Hunter)
Undated
30/408
Hallelujah I Love Her So (Jerry Lewis)
Undated
30/409
Here's That Rainy Day (Horace Ott)
Undated
30/410
How Could I Go On (Benny Carter)
Undated
30/411
Hurry on Down (Thad Jones)
Undated
30/412
I Could Care (Thad Jones)
Undated
30/413
I'd Be a Fool Right Now (Horace Ott)
Undated
30/414
I Don't Like You No More (Unknown)
Undated
30/415
If I Were a Bell (Unknown)
Undated
30/416
I Hold No Grudge (Horace Ott)
Undated
30/417
I'm a Lucky Guy (Bob Friedman)
Undated
30/418
I'm Following You (Joe Parnello)
Undated
30/419
In the Evening (Unknown)
Undated
30/420
I Should Have Kissed Her More (Frank Hunter)
Undated
31/421
Jump For Joy (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
31/422
Kind of Woman (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
31/423
Little Girl (Horace Ott)
Undated
31/424
Loneliness, Sorrow, and Grief (Thad Jones)
Undated
31/425
Los Angeles (Frank Hunter)
Undated
31/426
Louise (Unknown)
Undated
31/427
Love is a Feeling (Bob Friedman)
Undated
31/428
Love You Madly (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
31/429
Lush Life (Unknown)
Undated
31/430
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Dave Ward)
Undated
31/431
My Romance (Frank Hunter)
Undated
31/432
Nobody Cares (Benny Carter)
Undated
31/433
Oh! Darling (Horace Ott)
Undated
31/434
Ol' Man River (Unknown)
Undated
31/435
One for the Road (Thad Jones)
Undated
31/436
Pigalle Love (Unknown)
Undated
31/437
People (Frank Hunter)
Undated
32/438
Right Here in My Heart (Benny Carter)
Undated
32/439
River St. Marie (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
32/440
Sad Song (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
32/441
Someone to Love (Ernie Wilkins)
Undated
32/442
Something (Horace Ott)
Undated
32/443
Spinnin' Wheel (Furst)
Undated
32/444
Stayin Place (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
32/445
S'Wonderful (E. Larkins)
Undated
32/446
That's Love (Bob Friedman)
Undated
32/447
Then Ill Be Happy (Frank Hunter)
Undated
32/448
There's No Such Thing as Love (Dick Palombi)
Undated
32/449
Tomorrow Night (Unknown)
Undated
32/450
Touch of My True Love's Hand (Jack Pleis)
Undated
32/451
Use Me (Dick Palombi)
Undated
33/452
Warm (Dick Palombi)
Undated
33/453
Watch What Happens (Benny Carter)
Undated
33/454
What About Today? (Unknown)
Undated
33/455
World Needs Now (Ernie Wilkins)
Undated
33/456
When It's Time to Tell (Benny Carter)
Undated
33/457
When She Makes Music (George Shearing)
Undated
33/458
When You're Young (Benny Carter)
Undated
33/459
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Unknown)
Undated
33/460
Young Man on the Way Up (Jerry Zervic)
Undated
33/461
You Send Me (Horace Ott)
Undated
33/462
You've Got a Friend (Dick Palombi)
Undated
33/463
Miscellaneous Sheets: A to O (Various)
Undated
33/464
Miscellaneous Sheets: R to W (Various)
Undated
33/465
Miscellaneous Sheets: Y to Other (Various)
Undated
34/466
52nd Street (Bill Holman)
Undated
34/467
Ain't Nothing Wrong (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
34/468
Ain't No Use (Unknown)
Undated
34/469
Alright, Okay, You Win (J. Oddo)
Undated
34/470
A Pair of Losers (Arnold Goland)
Undated
34/471
A Time for Love (Robert Farnon)
Undated
34/472
Baby (Horace Ott)
Undated
34/473
Baby Won't You Please Come Home? (Unknown)
Undated
34/474
Be Another You (Dennis Mackrel)
Undated
34/475
Be a Sweet Pumpkin (Ronnell Bright)
Undated
34/476
Beautiful People (Dick Palombi)
Undated
34/477
Bows for Joe (Johnny Pate)
Undated
34/478
Bridges (Horace Ott)
Undated
34/479
Brothers (Benny Carter, Johnny Pate)
Undated
34/480
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Horace Ott)
Undated
34/481
Care (Benny Carter)
Undated
34/482
Christmas Rainbows (Norman Simmons)
Undated
34/483
Christmas Song (Norman Simmons)
Undated
34/484
Christmas Waltz
Undated
34/485
Come Back Baby (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
35/486
Come Sunday (Thad Jones)
Undated
35/487
Day by Day (Unknown)
Undated
35/488
Did I Ever Really Live (Thad Jones)
Undated
35/489
Didn't We (Horace Ott)
Undated
35/490
Do It Again (Unknown)
Undated
35/491
Do Nothing (Kirk Stuart)
Undated
35/492
Don't Have to Say Sorry (Johnny Pate)
Undated
35/493
Don't Mean a Thing (Thad Jones)
Undated
35/494
Down Home Blues (Unknown)
Undated
35/495
Early in the Morning (Unknown)
Undated
35/496
Eight to Five I Lose (Bill Holman)
Undated
35/497
Everybody Wants to be Loved by Someone (Unknown)
Undated
35/498
Everyday (Frank Foster)
Undated
35/499
Every Day I Have the Blues (Ken Tsunoda)
Undated
35/500
Everytime We Say Goodbye (Unknown)
Undated
35/501
Feel the Spirit (Unknown)
Undated
35/502
For All We Know (Unknown)
Undated
36/503
Games People Play (Dick Palombi)
Undated
36/504
Get Away From the Blues (F. Hunter)
Undated
36/505
Get Out (Unknown)
Undated
36/506
Halleluyah (Thad Jones)
Undated
36/507
Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas (Norman Simmons)
Undated
36/508
Hello Dolly (Richard V. Duffy)
Undated
36/509
Here's That Rainy Day (Horace Ott)
Undated
36/510
Here's to Life (Artie Butler)
Undated
36/511
Here's to My Lady (Unknown)
Undated
36/512
Heritage (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
36/513
Honeysuckle Rose (Quincy Jones)
Undated
36/514
Hurry on Down (Thad Jones)
Undated
36/515
I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
36/516
I Could Care (Dave Ward)
Undated
37/517
I'd Be a Fool Right Now (Horace Ott)
Undated
37/518
I Didn't Know About You (Robert Farnon)
Undated
37/519
If I Had You (Robert Farnon)
Undated
37/520
I Found a Million Dollar Baby (Robert Farnon)
Undated
37/521
I Got It Bad (Wild Bill Davis)
Undated
37/522
I Hadn't Anyone Till You (Unknown)
Undated
37/523
I Hold No Grudge (Horace Ott)
Undated
37/524
In the Evening (Unknown)
Undated
37/525
I Should Have Kissed Her More (Sy Johnson)
Undated
37/526
It's Not Easy Being White (Tommy Deering)
Undated
37/527
I Want a Little Girl (Nat "King" Cole version) (Transcribed by Jeff Lindberg)
Undated
37/528
Jump For Joy (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
37/529
Just as Though You Were Here (Just as Tho) (Unknown)
Undated
38/530
Just the Way You Are (Sy Johnson)
Undated
38/531
Keep Your Hand on Your Heart (Thad Jones)
Undated
38/532
Kissin' by the Mistletoe (Norman Simmons)
Undated
38/533
Knock, Knock (Arnie Goland)
Undated
38/534
Let it Snow (Norman Simmons)
Undated
38/535
Little Birdie (Michael Abene)
Undated
38/536
Little Girl (Horace Ott)
Undated
38/537
Little Girl Blue (George Shearing)
Undated
38/538
Little Sir Echo (Robert Farnon)
Undated
38/539
Loneliness, Sorrow and Grief (Dave Ward)
Undated
38/540
Love Dance (Sy Johnson)
Undated
38/541
Love, Love, Love (Arnie Goland)
Undated
38/542
Love You Madly (Jimmy Jones, Benny Carter, Frank Foster)
Undated
39/543
Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn)
Undated
39/544
Make Me a Present of You (Norman Simmons)
Undated
39/545
Man That Got Away (Unknown)
Undated
39/546
Maybe September (Robert Farnon)
Undated
39/547
May I Come In (Sy Johnson)
Undated
39/548
Mood Indigo (Joe Reisman)
Undated
39/549
Mood Indigo - Part 2 (Joe Reisman)
Undated
39/550
Moses Medley (Johnny Pate)
Undated
39/551
My Baby Upsets Me (Frank Froster)
Undated
39/552
My Lord (Will Never Let You Down) (Johnny Pate)
Undated
39/553
Nothing but the Blues (Sarney Norman Simmons)
Undated
40/554
Oh! Darling (Horace Ott)
Undated
40/555
O.K. You Win (Jerry Lewis
Undated
40/556
Ol' Man River (Frank Hunter)
Undated
40/557
Please Don't Talk (Johnny Pate)
Undated
40/558
Prelude to a Kiss (Frank Hunter)
Undated
40/559
Right Here in My Heart (Benny Carter)
Undated
40/560
Rocks in My Bed (Unknown)
Undated
40/561
Salon Song (Unknown)
Undated
40/562
Smack dab (Thad Jones)
Undated
40/563
Say What? (Jeff Clayton)
Undated
40/564
Sitting and Rocking (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
40/565
Someone You've Loved (Johnny Pate)
Undated
40/566
Something (Horace Ott)
Undated
40/567
The Song is You (Frank Hunter)
Undated
40/568
Squeeze Me (Kirk Stuart)
Undated
40/569
Stayin' Place (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
40/570
Stella by Starlight (Unknown)
Undated
40/571
Sugar (Frank Foster)
Undated
41/572
Summertime (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
41/573
Talk of the Town (Sy Johnson)
Undated
41/574
That Kind of Woman (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
41/575
Then I'll Be Happy (F. Hunter)
Undated
41/576
There Will Never Be Another You (Dennis Mackrel)
Undated
41/577
Until I Met You (Thad Jones)
Undated
41/578
Until I Met You (Thad Jones)
Undated
41/579
Walkin' My Baby Back Home (Jeff Lindberg)
Undated
41/580
Walk With Me (Johnny Pate)
Undated
41/581
Warm (Dick Palombi)
Undated
41/582
Warmer Than a Whisper (Torrie Zito)
Undated
41/583
Watch What Happens (Benny Carter)
Undated
41/584
Wayfaring Stranger (Marl Young)
Undated
41/585
Way You Look (John Oddo)
Undated
41/586
Welcome to the Club (Unknown)
Undated
42/587
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (Norman Simmons)
Undated
42/588
What the World Needs Now (Ernie Wilkins)
Undated
42/589
When I Fall in Love (Robert Farnon)
Undated
42/590
Who She Do! (Johnny Pate)
Undated
42/591
Work Song (Jimmy Jones)
Undated
42/592
You Are So Beautiful (Sy Johnson)
Undated
42/593
You Are Too Beautiful (Dick Palombi)
Undated
42/594
Young and Foolish (Johnny Pate)
Undated
42/595
Young Man on the Way Up (Frank Foster)
Undated
42/596
Yours Is My Heart Alone (F. Hunter)
Undated
42/597
You Send Me (Horace Ott)
Undated
42/598
You Think of Everything (Unknown)
Undated
42/599
Miscellaneous Arrangements: A to Bi (Various)
Undated
43/600
Miscellaneous Arrangements: Bl to D (Various)
Undated
43/601
Miscellaneous Arrangements: E to Il (Various)
Undated
43/602
Miscellaneous Arrangements: Im to L (Various)
Undated
43/603
Miscellaneous Arrangements: M to R (Various)
Undated
43/604
Miscellaneous Arrangements: S to T (Various)
Undated
43/605
Miscellaneous Arrangements: W to Unknown (Various)
Undated

Series II:  Personal Materials, 1965-2001, UndatedReturn to Top

This series contains personal items and papers of Joe Williams. Materials include posters, artwork, blank contracts, programs, articles, and the script for Cannonball Adderley’s “Big Man.” Some of these materials are from tributes to Joe Williams, thus are from after his death. Other materials include manuscript scores, sweatshirts and t-shirts, materials relating to the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, and a rhythm shaker.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
44
Posters, Programs, Artwork, Blank Contracts, Articles, and Big Man Materials
1965-2001
45
2 manuscript scores: Lionel Hampton's Boogie Woogie and Flying Home, arranged by Milt Buckner -- Roulette records: Somebody/One Is a Lonesome Number -- Valentine Recording: Ev'rybody Wants To Be Loved (By Someone), by Buddy Feyne -- Photos: Anne Loring with Kurt Laurence and one of Al Grey performing at Bop City on Sept. 4, 1960 -- Lou Grant. "Jazz," by Rogers Turrentine, 1981 -- The Moonshine War, by Elmore Leonard (Dialect by Lee Pennington) -- music sheets -- programs -- a list of the LPs donated, which were separated from this collection -- personalized folder "Joe Williams, conductor"
46-47 (offsite/vault)
Sweatshirts and t-shirts. Jazz festival of the University of Idaho (12 items)
48 (offsite/vault)
A rhythm stick. "A Lonnie shaker. To Joe 45 years is a long time."
Undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • African American jazz musicians--Archives
  • Jazz musicians--United States--Archives
  • Jazz--History--20th century--Sources

Personal Names

  • Williams, Joe, 1918-1999--Archives

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Williams, Jillean (donor)