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Here's to Life
Joe Williams, Robert Farnon Orchestra
Here's to Life
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Joe Williams, Robert Farnon Orchestra
Title: Here's to Life
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Telarc
Original Release Date: 1/25/1994
Release Date: 1/25/1994
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 089408335723

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Incredible arrangements!!!!
Carl A. Branch | Oak Park, IL United States | 05/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Recently, I heard someone perform "Here's to Life" at a dear friend's funeral. I investigated and found a recording by Joe Williams. The CD is incredible, but the lyrics and music, especially the orchestration/arrangment, for "Here's to Life" were absoultely fantastic. The colors, timbres, warm horn arrangements and lyrical string section are the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. As a classical pianist and accompanist for almost 30 years, not many songs have moved me to tears as "Here's to Life.""
A glorious recording. The song Here's To Life is great.
Carl A. Branch | 04/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a CD of great artistic level. Joe Williams is in his best form. The song "Here's To Life" has to be one of the most beautiful songs ever."
Mr. Nightshift | Los Angeles, CA | 12/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The sound quality is superb on every track! The Robert Farnon Orchestra damn near jumps out at you! The Title Track "Here's To Life" was actually written for Joe and he was performing it on his 'Live' shows. Shirley Horne ask if she could record the song....Since that time SHE has been largely associated with this song, but now you have to hear THIS version by Joe Williams...One word WOW! The hardest of people will tear up upon hearing Joe Willaims version! As a Extra Bonus "Here's To Life" is repeated at the very end of this album in a Acoustic Version with George Shearing on Piano! Other Standout Performances to be found are: "If I Had You", "Maybe September", "Save That Time", and "Someone You Loved". This album ranks alongside Joe's 1958 masterpiece "A Man Ain't Suppose To Cry" This album also plenty of lush strings!...Flawless orchestration!...And timeless ballads! So it be easier to kill 2 (Two) birds with one stone and get BOTH!"