Who Sang A Fine Romance? The Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams

Joe Williams THE GREATEST!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1955
length: 2:32
producer: Norman Granz
arranger: Buddy Bregman
alto saxophone: Bill Graham
bass: Eddie Jones
conductor: Buddy Bregman
drums (drum set): Sonny Payne
guitar: Freddie Green
piano: Count Basie
reeds: Charlie Fowlkes, Frank Foster and Marshall Royal
trombone: Benny Powell, Bill Hughes and Henry Coker
trumpet: Joe Newman, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones and Wendell Culley
vocal: Joe Williams
woodwind: Frank Wess
A fine romance with no kisses
A fine romance, my friend, this is
We should be like a couple of hot tomatoes
But you're as cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes

A fine romance--you won't nestle
A fine romance--you won't wrestle
I might as well play bridge with my old maid aunt
I haven't got a chance; this is a fine romance

A fine romance, my good fellow
You take romance, I'll take jello
You're calmer than the seals in the Arctic Ocean
At least they flap their fins to express emotion

A fine romance with no quarrels
With no insults and all morals
I've never mussed the crease in your blue serge pants
I never get the chance this is a fine romance

  • 1 Thou Swell
  • 2 There Will Never Be Another You
  • 3 Our Love Is Here to Stay
  • 4 'S Wonderful
  • 5 My Baby Just Cares for Me
  • 6 Nevertheless
  • 7 Singin' in the Rain
  • 8 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 9 A Fine Romance
  • 10 Come Rain or Come Shine
  • 11 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
  • 12 This Can't Be Love