Together (Joe Williams and Harry Edison album)

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RecordedJanuary 31 and February 1 & 2, 1961
StudioLos Angeles, CA
Genre Jazz
Label Roulette
R/SR 52069
Producer Teddy Reig
Joe Williams chronology
Sentimental & Melancholy
Have a Good Time with Joe Williams
Harry "Sweets" Edison chronology
Patented by Edison

Together is an album by vocalist Joe Williams and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison which was originally released on the Roulette label. [1]



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AllMusic reviewer Scott Yanow stated "The Together set matches Williams and Edison with tenor saxophonist Jimmy Foster and a four-piece rhythm section that includes pianist Sir Charles Thompson. Among the highlights of the dozen standards are "I Don't Know Why", "Aren't You Glad You're You?", and "Lover Come Back to Me". [2]

Track listing

  1. "Winter Weather" (Ted Shapiro) – 1:52
  2. "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 2:30
  3. "There's a Small Hotel" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 2:19
  4. "Out of Nowhere" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 2:14
  5. "Aren't You Glad You're You?" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 2:27
  6. "Remember" (Irving Berlin) – 1:52
  7. "Together" (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown) – 2:28
  8. "Deep Purple" (Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish) – 2:48
  9. "Always" (Berlin) – 2:37
  10. "Lover Came Back" (Victor Herbert, Frederika de Grasec, Harry B. Smith) – 4:05
  11. "By the River Sainte Marie" (Edgar Leslie]], Harry Warren) – 1:57
  12. "Alone Together" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 2:30


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  1. Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed June 23, 2017
  2. 1 2 Yanow, Scott. Harry "Sweets" Edison / Joe Williams: Together/Have a Good Time Review at AllMusic . Retrieved June 23, 2017.