May 30th – Joe Lee Wilson – There’s No You

Another largely unsung singer, Joe Lee Wilson was born in Oklahoma, moved to New York in the 60s – where he played with Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis – and ended his days in Brighton. 

Along the way he recorded a handful of albums including Feelin’ Good on Candid from which comes this gorgeous version of Hal Hopper and Tom Adair’s There’s No You.  There’s a few cracking versions of this song out there – Frank Sinatra, Shirley Horn – but this is the equal of any.  The beautiful piano playing is Kirk Lightsey’s.