Queen: The Music of Dinah Washington

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All Music Guide - Campbell
The 2004 Verve release Queen: The Music of Dinah Washington was compiled by Nadine Cohodas to coincide with her biography of the troubled singer. For a performer with such a large discography, these 12 tracks don't even begin to scratch the surface, but it gives a good idea of the eclectic nature of her material waxed between 1946 and 1961 for the Mercury label. These cuts equally sample Dinah's embrace of R&B, traditional blues, sappy string sections, and Broadway tunes, while swinging with cozy small combos or fronting large orchestras led by Hal Mooney, Teddy Stewart, Tab Smith, and Quincy Jones and featuring a plethora of high profile soloists. For novices or casual ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
The 2004 Verve release Queen: The Music of Dinah Washington was compiled by Nadine Cohodas to coincide with her biography of the troubled singer. For a performer with such a large discography, these 12 tracks don't even begin to scratch the surface, but it gives a good idea of the eclectic nature of her material waxed between 1946 and 1961 for the Mercury label. These cuts equally sample Dinah's embrace of R&B, traditional blues, sappy string sections, and Broadway tunes, while swinging with cozy small combos or fronting large orchestras led by Hal Mooney, Teddy Stewart, Tab Smith, and Quincy Jones and featuring a plethora of high profile soloists. For novices or casual fans, the disc isn't a bad way to become acquainted with her Mercury recordings; however, it contains nothing for aficionados.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498623879
  • Catalog Number: 000256102
  • Sales rank: 172,727

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Don't Hurt Anymore (3:12)
  2. 2 If I Loved You - Teddy Stewart Orchestra (2:27)
  3. 3 I Thought About You (3:01)
  4. 4 A Foggy Day (7:59)
  5. 5 I'll Drown in My Tears (3:10)
  6. 6 You Let My Love Grow Cold (2:27)
  7. 7 Cry Me a River - Belford Hendricks Orchestra (2:48)
  8. 8 Sunny Side of the Street (2:28)
  9. 9 Please Send Me Someone to Love - Walter Buchanan (3:06)
  10. 10 Trouble in the Lowlands (9:09)
  11. 11 A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side) - Nick Shrier and His Orchestra (2:42)
  12. 12 Dinah Tells a Joke (1:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dinah Washington Primary Artist, Vocals
Cannonball Adderley Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Urbie Green Trombone
John Hicks Tenor Saxophone
Quincy Jones Conductor
Wynton Kelly Piano
Anthony Ortega Alto Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Tenor Saxophone
Tab Smith Alto Saxophone
Lucky Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Rick Henderson Alto Saxophone
Hal McKusick Flute, Alto Saxophone
Red Richards Piano
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Ed Thigpen Drums
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Hal Mooney Conductor
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson Piano
Joe Zawinul Piano
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Larry Belton Baritone Saxophone
Keter Betts Bass
Walter Buchanan Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Tenor Saxophone
Don Elliott Trumpet, Bongos, Mellophonium, Vibes
Panama Francis Drums
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Belford Hendricks Conductor
Milt Hinton Bass
Junior Mance Piano
Teddy Stewart Drums
Walter Johnson Drums
Tommy Mitchell Bass Trombone
Gus Chappell Trombone
Frank Galbraith Trumpet
Russell Royster Trumpet
Johnny Williams & His Orchestra Bass
Teddy Stewart Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Percy Mayfield Composer
Bessie Smith Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Hal Mooney Arranger
Don Robertson Composer
Harvey Brooks Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Arthur Hamilton Composer
Belford Hendricks Arranger
Johnny Mercer Composer
Clyde Otis Audio Production
Bob Shad Audio Production
James Van Heusen Composer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Hollis King Art Direction
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Jack Rollins Composer
Ken Druker Executive Producer
Stephanie Stein Crease Notes Editing
Nadine Cohodas Liner Notes
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