If I could sing like anyone who has recorded in the last 100 years, I would choose Joe Williams. Lou Rawls felt pretty much the same way, admitting that early in his career he patterned his style after that of Mr. Williams. The first of these discs reprises his career with the Count Basie Orchestra while the second is a collection of songs from his "revival" period in the 80s and is live tracks with a small group. Both are superb examples of a master. If you're not familiar with Joe Williams, this is an excellent introductory set. If you are, get it anyway, you won't regret it.