Dinah Washington for Lovers

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Although a little slim at 45 minutes, Verve's compilation of 11 romantic titles recorded by Dinah Washington includes some of her finest material. Concentrating on the mid- to late '50s, Dinah Washington for Lovers surveys the years when she finally bloomed as a popular purveyor of adult vocal jazz. Surprisingly, it doesn't include the most popular ballad of her career, "What a Diff'rence a Day Made," but Washington had a certain way with standards that never fails to delight; no other vocal interpreter can make listeners contemplate lyrics anew even after they've heard it enough times to memorize. While most of the selections here feature the rosy strings and orchestra that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Although a little slim at 45 minutes, Verve's compilation of 11 romantic titles recorded by Dinah Washington includes some of her finest material. Concentrating on the mid- to late '50s, Dinah Washington for Lovers surveys the years when she finally bloomed as a popular purveyor of adult vocal jazz. Surprisingly, it doesn't include the most popular ballad of her career, "What a Diff'rence a Day Made," but Washington had a certain way with standards that never fails to delight; no other vocal interpreter can make listeners contemplate lyrics anew even after they've heard it enough times to memorize. While most of the selections here feature the rosy strings and orchestra that Washington preferred late in her career, a pair of mellow ballads ("Darn That Dream" and "Crazy He Calls Me") come from a very different type of recording, her 1954 jam session landmark, Dinah Jams.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2006
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498570289
  • Catalog Number: 000681502
  • Sales rank: 109,273

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'll Close My Eyes (4:00)
  2. 2 My Ideal (2:22)
  3. 3 Make the Man Love Me (5:34)
  4. 4 Crazy He Calls Me (4:48)
  5. 5 If I Had You (4:48)
  6. 6 Teach Me Tonight (2:47)
  7. 7 It's Magic (2:31)
  8. 8 Manhattan (4:18)
  9. 9 Easy Living (5:01)
  10. 10 Darn That Dream (5:10)
  11. 11 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (2:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dinah Washington Primary Artist, Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Wynton Kelly Piano
Max Roach Drums
Clark Terry Trumpet
Technical Credits
Richard Rodgers Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Buddy Kaye Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Billy Reid Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Bob Russell Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Ted Shapiro Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Reginald Connelly Composer
Newell Chase Composer
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