One O'Clock Jump (album)

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For the tune of the same name see One O'Clock Jump
One O'Clock Jump
Studio album by Joe Williams
Released 1957
Recorded August 1957
Genre Vocal jazz, Jazz
Length 49:51
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Joe Williams chronology
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
One O'Clock Jump
At Newport '63
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

One O'Clock Jump is a 1957 album by the Count Basie Orchestra, featuring vocalist Joe Williams on most of the tracks. Ella Fitzgerald is featured in duet with Williams on the first track, Too Close for Comfort. The album includes a new arrangement by Ernie Wilkins of the Basie standard One O'Clock Jump, which had originally been written in 1937.

Joe Williams delivers a typically gutsy performance, showcasing his powerful voice, and emotive reading of lyrics.

The original vinyl LP included only nine tracks. CD versions of the album have typically included two additional versions of One O'Clock Jump as well as an alternate take of Too Close for Comfort.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Too Close for Comfort" (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) – 3:02
  2. "Smack Dab in the Middle" (Chuck Calhoun) – 3:36
  3. "Amazing Love" (Jeannie Burns) – 3:28
  4. "Only Forever" (Johnny Burke, James V. Monaco) – 3:34
  5. "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) – 3:01
  6. "Stop, Pretty Baby" (Milton Lovett, Red Saunders, Leon Washington) – 3:04
  7. "One O'Clock Jump" (Count Basie) – 4:29
  8. "Jamboree" (Ernie Wilkins) – 4:56
  9. "I Don't Like You No More" (Wilkins) – 2:37
  10. "From Coast to Coast" (Wilkins) – 8:31
  11. "Too Close for Comfort" – 2:56
  12. "One O'Clock Jump" – 2:03
  13. "One O'Clock Jump" – 4:34

Tracks 12 and 13 are alternate takes.


Recorded August, 1957, Hollywood, Los Angeles:


  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. One O'Clock Jump (album) at AllMusic