Joe and Ben In The Blizzard

You may have heard about the new (yes, new) Joe Williams CD. There has been a lot of talk about it. No wonder. In the winter of 1964, Williams had an engagement with a magnificent rhythm section at Pio's a club in Providence, Rhode Island. The weather was so bad that Williams, pianist Junior Mance, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Mickey Roker were afraid that no one would come. A few isteners did, despite the storm. So did someone else. In the liner notes for Havin'A Good Time, producer Joel … [Read more...]