Who Sang Too Close for Comfort (take 1)? Count Basie & Joe Williams

Joe Williams Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993-10-19
length: 2:54
trumpet: Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, Thad Jones and Reunald Jones
trombone: Henry Coker, Benny Powell and Bill Hughes
flute: Frank Wess
tenor saxophone: Frank Wess and Frank Foster
clarinet: Marshall Royal
alto saxophone: Marshall Royal and Bill Graham
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
piano: Count Basie
guitar: Freddie Green
double bass: Eddie Jones
vocal: Joe Williams
drums (drum set): Sonny Payne
writer: Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Lawrence Holofcener
Be wise, be smart, behave, my heart
Don't upset your cart when she's so close
Be soft, be sweet, but be discreet
Don't go off your beat; she's so close for comfort

Too close, too close for comfort; please, not again
Too close, too close to know just when to say when
Be firm, be fair, be sure, beware
On your guard, take care, while there's such temptation

One thing leads to another, too late to run for cover
She's much too close for comfort now

Too close, too close for comfort; please, not again
Too close, too close to know just when to say when
So be firm and be fair, be sure, beware
On your guard, take care, while there's such temptation

One thing leads to another, too late to run for cover
She's much too close for comfort now
Too close, much too close
She's much too close for comfort now

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)