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by C. Michael Bailey
Bay Area fixture Marty Williams does not have a pretty singing voice. It doesn't need to be because it is a commanding one--readily identifiable, friendly, accessible and honest. and worth much more than being pretty. Doubly talented, Williams has a piano style right out of the righteous songbook of Junior Mance, Les McCann, and Gene Harris, full of blues, bluster and block chords that inform every song he performs. Together, the two talents make Long Time Comin' a song stylist's ...read more