Who Sang Please Send Me Someone to Love? Count Basie & Joe Williams

Joe Williams Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993-10-19
length: 3:34
producer: Norman Granz
arranger: Frank Foster
piano: Count Basie
tenor saxophone: Frank Foster and Frank Wess
trumpet: Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Wendell Culley and Reunald Jones
guitar: Freddie Green
drums (drum set): Sonny Payne
trombone: Bill Hughes, Henry Coker and Benny Powell
alto saxophone: Marshall Royal and Bill Graham
flute: Frank Wess
vocal: Joe Williams
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
clarinet: Marshall Royal
double bass: Eddie Jones
composer: Percy Mayfield
lyricist: Percy Mayfield
When the evening, the evening sun goes down
You're gonna find me somewhere hanging around
The night life, people, it ain't no good life
But it's my life, yeah
All the people just like you and me
Everybody's dreaming
Dreaming about their old used to be
The night life, hey, it ain't no good life, people
Oh, but it's my life

Yes, listen to the blues, people
Listen to what they're saying
Yes, listen to the blues, people
Listen to the way they're playing
Heaven, please, send to all mankind
Understanding and peace of mind
If it's not asking too much

Please, send me someone to love, someone to love
Show the world, show them how to get along
Peace will enter when hate is gone
If it's not asking too much
Please, send me someone to love
Please, send me someone to love

Nights I lay awake and ponder world's troubles
And my answer is always the same
Unless man put an end to this damnable sin
Hate will put the world in a flame, what a shame
Just because I'm, because I'm in misery
Oh, I don't beg, I don't beg for no sympathy
But if it's not asking too much

Please, send me someone to love, yeah
Oh, the night life; people, it ain't no good life
But it's my life, yeah
So please, please, please, please, please, please
Please, send me someone to love
Someone to love
(Yes, well, excuse me)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Every Day I Have the Blues
  • 2 The Comeback
  • 3 All Right, OK, You Win
  • 4 In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
  • 5 Roll ’Em Pete
  • 6 Teach Me Tonight
  • 7 My Baby Upsets Me
  • 8 Please Send Me Someone to Love
  • 9 Ev’ry Day (I Fall in Love)
  • 10 As I Love You
  • 11 Stop! Don’t!
  • 12 Too Close for Comfort (take 1)