Jazz Profile, Vol. 5

Jazz Profile, Vol. 5

by Dinah Washington
     
 
This set is a bit out of place in this collector's series, for it is really a gap-filler, mostly comprised of Dinah Washington recordings from her last two years that have not (with a few exceptions) been included in other CD reissues. Washington was at her best prior to 1959, but her later recordings are not without interest. Backed by an unidentified big band with

Overview

This set is a bit out of place in this collector's series, for it is really a gap-filler, mostly comprised of Dinah Washington recordings from her last two years that have not (with a few exceptions) been included in other CD reissues. Washington was at her best prior to 1959, but her later recordings are not without interest. Backed by an unidentified big band with occasional strings (why is no personnel given?), the music is superior to Dinah's later Mercury records and shows that she was still very much in her prime. Also obvious is how much of an influence she became on many black female singers that followed her. An excellent overview of her last period, recorded just prior to Washington's premature death, the 14 selections (highlighted by "The Blues Ain't Nothin'" and "I Wanna Be Around") are taken from six of her seven Roulette albums.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/1997
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724385490729
catalogNumber:
54907

Tracks

  1. Destination Moon
  2. The Blues Ain't Nothin' But a Woman Cryin' for Her Man
  3. Lover Man
  4. Don't Say Nothing at All
  5. Coquette
  6. The Man That Got Away
  7. Funny Thing
  8. Just One More Chance
  9. Miss You
  10. To Forget About You
  11. A Handful of Stars
  12. I'll Never Stop Loving You
  13. I Wanna Be Around
  14. A Stranger on Earth

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dinah Washington   Primary Artist,Vocals
Don Costa   Conductor
Marty Manning   Conductor
Fred Norman   Conductor

Technical Credits

Dinah Washington   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Don Costa   Arranger
Sid Feller   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Henry Glover   Composer,Producer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Marty Manning   Arranger
Fred Norman   Arranger
Rick Ward   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Nicholas Brodszky   Composer
Juanita Hill   Composer

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