Tess Williams/Totally Tess
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Tess Williams/Totally Tess


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The best kept secret in music


"Nashville Now & Then"

This lady can sing.She started singing in the clubs in East Nashville and basically is a white lady with a soulful black voice. She performed all across the globe including Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,as her husband was in the military.Staying home with her children prevented her from going big time though listen to this CD and you'll instantly know she made it anyway.All the songs are standard cover tunes. A touch of spunk and sass dominate the classic "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby."Alabama Jubilee" turns it up a notch, "Sunny Side of the Street" makes you tap your foot and whistle, though she breaks it all down on Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away. Totally Tess is totally classy! It's quality music sung by an outstanding singer.Steve Williams, her son, produced the disc and wrote an incredible biographical account of this mother and family. The story inside the disc jacket enriches the music even more. BNB - BNB Media Services

"Music City CD Corner"

Now for some real Jazz that will take you back in time. Tess Williams should have been a big star but she had one problem, she was white and her vocals sounded too black for the times.This nostalgic CD is a tribute to a great artist who recorded the album at age 73 just before she passed on. Produced by her son Steve Williams for independent W.T.F Records, the album is a real hoot. Great songs, great musicians, and an incredible artist. You're gonna love it! Go to www.TotallyTess.com for your copy.
Rating: Six Stars****** - Nashville Music Guide


Totally Tess W.T.F Records 2006
Tracks currently at radio;Is you is, or is you ain't my baby, Alabama Jubilee, Why don't you do right


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Born in a log cabin in West Tennessee and raised in East Nashville. Tess was a "white" woman singing "black" jazz @ the "Paradise" club in Bordeaux in 1949.
Her influences were, Billie Holiday,Ella Fitzgerald,Ray Charles,Peggy Lee, Pattie Page,The Andrew Sisters, Tom Jones and more.
She married, had four kids and entertained troops all over the world. She had to make a decison to give-up singing in 1964 to devote time to her family. This recording is her first and last.Tess Williams died during the production of this record due to diabetes.