Jabo Williams was an early Alabama boogie-woogie pianist who made his reputation after settling in in St.Louis. He was born in Pratt City, Alabama, date unknown. Very little else is known about Williams except that, whilst based in St.Louis, he went to Grafton, Wisconsin to record for Paramount. It would seem that he was recommended to Paramount by a local record store owner and talent scout, Jesse Johnson. The best known of these recordings are probably "Pratt City Blues" and Jab's Blues". His final session for Paramount was in 1932, after which there are no further references to him.