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Screening of Documentary Joe Williams: A Portrait in Song at The Kirkland Town Library

By WKTV News

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October 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Location: Kirkland Town library, College Street, Clinton

Link: http://www.kirklandtownlibrary.org/

Event Description

The documentary film "Joe Williams: A Portrait in Song," will be screened. Monk Rowe, director of the Hamilton College Jazz Archive, will host the event and provide anecdotes about the creation of the film as well as live music relevant to Williams’ signature song, “Every Day I Have the Blues.” The screening of this rarely shown film is part of the America’s Music Film Series.
Joe Williams was one of the great voices of the 20th century. Originally a jazz and blues singer from Chicago, he became nationally known for his recording of “Every Day I Have the Blues” with the Count Basie Orchestra in 1955. Williams went on to international fame with many recordings, television appearances, and a rich and varied performing career that continued undiminished until his death in 1999 at the age of 80.

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