Compact Jazz: Dinah Sings the Blues
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Compact Jazz: Dinah Sings the Blues

by Dinah Washington
     
 
Dinah Washington is one of the all-time great jazz singers, and she staked that claim with a whole lot of blues in her delivery. This roundup of blues-heavy sides from her Mercury heyday, then, is a welcome addition to an already impressive catalog. Cut during the '50s and early '60s, the 16 tracks include such usual suspects as "Trouble in Mind," "You Don't' Know

Overview

Dinah Washington is one of the all-time great jazz singers, and she staked that claim with a whole lot of blues in her delivery. This roundup of blues-heavy sides from her Mercury heyday, then, is a welcome addition to an already impressive catalog. Cut during the '50s and early '60s, the 16 tracks include such usual suspects as "Trouble in Mind," "You Don't' Know What Love Is," and Bessie Smith's classic "Backwater Blues." Nicely augmenting these fine renditions, Washington transforms pop numbers like "Since I Fell for You" and "Soft Winds" with some juke-joint heat. And with plenty more gems to be had and fine support from arranger Quincy Jones, tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, drummer Max Roach, and many others, one can't lose gettin' real lowdown with the swingin' (and bluesy) "Miss D."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042283257320
catalogNumber:
832573

Tracks

  1. Show Time
  2. Time out for Tears
  3. Trouble in Mind
  4. A Bad Case of the Blues
  5. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
  6. Bad Luck
  7. You Don't Know What Love Is
  8. Trouble in the Lowlands
  9. Blue Gardenia
  10. Soft Winds
  11. Somewhere Along the Line
  12. Salty Papa Blues
  13. Make the Man Love Me
  14. Lingering
  15. Since I Fell for You
  16. No More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dinah Washington   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Urbie Green   Trombone
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Anthony Ortega   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Max Roach   Drums
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Hal McKusick   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson   Piano
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Keter Betts   Bass
Billy Byers   Trombone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Belford Hendricks   Conductor
Milt Hinton   Bass
Junior Mance   Piano
Fred Norman   Conductor
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Mitchell   Bass Trombone
Nat Goodman   Conductor

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer
Dinah Washington   Composer
Tutti Camarata   Composer
Hal Mooney   Producer
Belford Hendricks   Arranger
James Isaacs   Liner Notes
Fred Norman   Arranger
Clyde Otis   Producer
Bob Russell   Composer
Bob Shad   Producer
Hal Mooney Orchestra   Contributor
Nat Goodman   Arranger
Juanita Hill   Composer
Fred Royal   Composer
Belford Hendricks Orchestra   Contributor

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