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Queen of the Blues [ASV/Living Era]
     

Queen of the Blues [ASV/Living Era]

by Dinah Washington
 
More befitting the "Queen" than the "Blues" in the title, this Living Era compilation includes many of the jazz standards Dinah Washington recorded during the postwar years, the material that -- more than her jukebox R&B hits -- catapulted her into the firmament of vocal stars along with Ella Fitzgerald and

Overview

More befitting the "Queen" than the "Blues" in the title, this Living Era compilation includes many of the jazz standards Dinah Washington recorded during the postwar years, the material that -- more than her jukebox R&B hits -- catapulted her into the firmament of vocal stars along with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. It sets the story well, beginning with a few of her early blues hits, "Evil Gal Blues" and "Salty Papa Blues" (both recorded with Lionel Hampton). Soon after, however, it shows how Washington began recording older show tunes such as "Stairway to the Stars," "Embraceable You," "I Can't Get Started with You," and one of her career highlights, "Mad About the Boy." (Also appearing are a pair of her early crossovers into vocal pop, "Wheel of Fortune" and "Cold, Cold Heart.") Compared to other compilations that cover the same period, this one leaves out a few of her excellent R&B sides -- "A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side)," "Wise Woman Blues" -- but nothing crucial is missing from this story of one of the most magnificent vocalists in jazz history.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625553420
catalogNumber:
5534

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dinah Washington   Primary Artist
George Jones   Drums
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Milt Buckner   Piano
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Tony Aless   Piano
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Herbie Fields   Alto Saxophone
Bob Hardaway   Tenor Saxophone
Chubby Jackson   Bass
John Mehegan   Piano
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Keter Betts   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass
Rupert Cole   Alto Saxophone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Ernie Wilkins   Alto Saxophone
Goon Gardner   Alto Saxophone
George Hudson   Trumpet
Gus Johnson   Drums
Joe Koch   Baritone Saxophone
Billy Mackel   Guitar
Joe Morris   Trumpet
Benny Powell   Trombone
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Reasinger   Trumpet
Tom Reeves   Trumpet
Rudy Rutherford   Clarinet
Bill Settles   Bass
Teddy Stewart   Drums
Pee Wee Jackson   Trumpet
Rudy Martin   Piano
Chuck Norris   Guitar
Hurley Ramey   Guitar
Gus Chappell   Trombone
Fred Radcliffe   Drums
Vernon King   Bass
Oliver Coleman   Drums
Art Pearlman   Trombone
Dave Young Orchestra   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Stanton   Drums
Joe O'Rear   Bass
Charlie Harris   Bass
Geronimo Walker   Drums
Hen Gates Foreman   Piano
Bob Robinson   Tenor Saxophone
Ed Freeman   Alto Saxophone
Roger White   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Dinah Washington   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Noël Coward   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Dallas Bartley   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Johnny Cameron   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Teddy Stewart   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Charles Carpenter   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Richard Himber   Composer
Harry Brooks   Composer
Peter Dempsey   Liner Notes
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Mark Ranshaw   Cover Art
Sam Coslow   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Helen Miller   Composer
Abe Schiff   Composer
Anna Spencer   Composer
Sylvester Sprigato   Composer
Irving Berman   Composer
Deborah Chessler   Composer
Louis Dunlap   Composer
Frank Warshauer   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Robert Lee   Composer
Fay Whitman   Composer
Katie Scton   Composer

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