Greatest Hits 1946-1953

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Dinah Washington was a perennial on the postwar R&B and jukebox charts, and this valuable Acrobat compilation collects no less than 47 of her sides from the late '40s and early '50s. The period saw her moving from early blues sides, with help from Lionel Hampton ("Salty Papa Blues," "Evil Gal Blues") to her take on more urbane material, including pop hits of the time like "Hey Good Lookin'" with the Ravens, "Cold, Cold Heart" and "Wheel of Fortune" (in case there's any doubt, she was more than a match for Kay Starr on the latter). The sound quality leaves a bit to be desired, but the wealth of material on display is more than enough to ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Dinah Washington was a perennial on the postwar R&B and jukebox charts, and this valuable Acrobat compilation collects no less than 47 of her sides from the late '40s and early '50s. The period saw her moving from early blues sides, with help from Lionel Hampton ("Salty Papa Blues," "Evil Gal Blues") to her take on more urbane material, including pop hits of the time like "Hey Good Lookin'" with the Ravens, "Cold, Cold Heart" and "Wheel of Fortune" (in case there's any doubt, she was more than a match for Kay Starr on the latter). The sound quality leaves a bit to be desired, but the wealth of material on display is more than enough to compensate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2004
  • Label: Fabulous
  • UPC: 824046200022
  • Catalog Number: 2000
  • Sales rank: 17,408

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Salty Papa Blues (3:05)
  2. 2 Evil Gal Blues (2:55)
  3. 3 Walking Blues (2:42)
  4. 4 When a Woman Loves a Man - Gus Chappell & His Orchestra (3:01)
  5. 5 A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side) - Nick Shrier and His Orchestra (2:47)
  6. 6 Blow Top Blues (3:22)
  7. 7 Stairway to the Stars - Chubby Jackson & His Orchestra (3:05)
  8. 8 Fool That I Am - Dave Young Orchestra (2:38)
  9. 9 Since I Fell for You - Rudy Martin Trio (2:45)
  10. 10 I Love You, Yes I Do - Teddy Brannon (2:42)
  11. 11 Ain't Misbehavin' - Rudy Martin Trio (2:55)
  12. 12 West Side Baby - Rudy Martin Trio (3:03)
  13. 13 Walkin' and Talkin' - Rudy Martin Trio (2:38)
  14. 14 I Want to Cry - Cootie Williams (3:14)
  15. 15 Resolution Blues - Cootie Williams (3:20)
  16. 16 In the Rain (2:59)
  17. 17 Tell Me So - Dave Young Orchestra (2:42)
  18. 18 Am I Asking Too Much? - Dave Young Orchestra (2:55)
  19. 19 It's Too Soon to Know - Mitch Miller (2:47)
  20. 20 Laughing Boy (2:36)
  21. 21 You Satisfy - Dave Young Orchestra (2:53)
  22. 22 Baby Get Lost - Teddy Stewart (2:55)
  23. 23 Long John Blues (3:14)
  24. 24 I Challenge Your Kiss (3:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Good Daddy Blues - Teddy Stewart (2:30)
  2. 2 I Only Know - Teddy Stewart (2:32)
  3. 3 It Isn't Fair - Teddy Stewart (3:08)
  4. 4 Journey's End - Teddy Stewart (3:16)
  5. 5 I Wanna Be Loved - Teddy Stewart (2:55)
  6. 6 I'll Never Be Free - Teddy Stewart (2:49)
  7. 7 Time Out for Tears - Jimmy Carroll & His Orchestra (3:24)
  8. 8 Harbor Lights - Jimmy Carroll & His Orchestra (3:08)
  9. 9 My Heart Cries for You (2:49)
  10. 10 I Won't Cry Anymore (3:28)
  11. 11 Be Fair to Me - Ike Carpenter (3:01)
  12. 12 Hey Good Lookin' - The Ravens (2:49)
  13. 13 Out in the Cold Again - The Ravens (3:16)
  14. 14 Cold, Cold Heart - Walter Rodell & His Orchestra (3:26)
  15. 15 Just One More Chance - Ike Carpenter & His Orchestra (2:57)
  16. 16 Wheel of Fortune - Jimmy Cobb & His Orchestra (2:19)
  17. 17 Tell Me Why - Jimmy Cobb & His Orchestra (3:03)
  18. 18 Trouble in Mind - Jimmy Cobb & His Orchestra (2:55)
  19. 19 New Blowtop Blues (2:42)
  20. 20 Double Dealing Daddy - Jimmy Cobb & His Orchestra (2:49)
  21. 21 Pillow Blues - Jimmy Cobb & His Orchestra (3:01)
  22. 22 TV Is the Thing This Year - Jimmy Cobb & His Orchestra (2:26)
  23. 23 Fat Daddy - Jimmy Cobb & His Orchestra (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dinah Washington Primary Artist
Milt Buckner Piano
Arnett Cobb Tenor Saxophone
Wardell Gray Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green Guitar
Lionel Hampton Leader
Milt Jackson Vibes
Wynton Kelly Piano
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Charles Mingus Double Bass
Cecil Payne Baritone Saxophone
Lucky Thompson Leader, Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Herbie Fields Alto Saxophone
Bob Hardaway Tenor Saxophone
Harry Jackson Trumpet
Jimmy Ricks Bass
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Rupert Cole Alto Saxophone
Ernie Wilkins Alto Saxophone
Karl George Trumpet
Jewell L. Grant Alto Saxophone
Charles Harris Bass
George Hudson Trumpet
Gus Johnson Drums
Joe Koch Baritone Saxophone
Billy Mackel Guitar
Joe Morris Trumpet
Gene Porter Baritone Saxophone
Benny Powell Trombone
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Reasinger Trumpet
Tom Reeves Trumpet
Rudy Rutherford Clarinet
Bill Settles Bass
Teddy Stewart Drums
Leonard Heavy Swain Bass
Bob Merrill Trumpet
Lee Young Drums
Andrew Gardner Alto Saxophone
Rudy Martin Piano
Joe Van Loan Tenor (Vocal)
Curtis Walker Drums
Chuck Norris Guitar
Sylvester Payne Drums
Fred Radcliffe Drums
Vernon King Double Bass
Art Pearlman Trombone
Dave Young Orchestra Tenor Saxophone
Dick Stanton Drums
Joe O'Rear Bass
Wilbert Baranco Piano
Bob Robinson Tenor Saxophone
Arnold Jarvis Piano
Ed Freeman Alto Saxophone
Roger White Trombone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Percy Faith Composer
Les Baxter Composer
Leonard Feather Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Mundell Lowe Composer
Lucky Millinder Composer
Lucky Thompson Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Dinah Washington Composer
Buddy Johnson Composer
Hadda Brooks Composer
Marty Gold Composer
Al Alberts Composer
Richard M. Jones Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Armand Piron Composer
Dallas Bartley Composer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Johnny Cameron Composer
Danny Cobb Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Gordon Kennedy Composer
Phil Medley Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Dave Penny Liner Notes
Carl Sigman Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
Leonard Heavy Swain Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Fred Wise Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Floyd Hunt Composer
Matty Malneck Composer
Richard Himber Composer
Mundy Composer
Harry Brooks Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
William Sanford Composer
Billy Moore Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Helen Miller Composer
Jack Segal Composer
Abe Schiff Composer
Anna Spencer Composer
Sylvester Sprigato Composer
Hugh Williams Composer
Irving Berman Composer
Deborah Chessler Composer
Ravon Darnell Composer
Jane Feather Composer
Al Frisch Composer
Tommy George Composer
Frank Warshauer Composer
Sally Nix Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Leo Hickman Composer
Fay Whitman Composer
Frank Messner Composer
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