Swingin' Miss 'D' [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Dinah Washington was accompanied by an orchestra organized and conducted by Quincy Jones on this 1957 album, and she was singing to arrangements mostly written by the young bandleader, swing charts of pop standards by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. The result had much in common with the swing albums of Frank Sinatra in the same period, especially because Jones' arrangements were heavily influenced by Billy May and Nelson Riddle. Sinatra's records were regarded as "pop, " of course, and Washington's, at least when released on the EmArcy subsidiary of Mercury Records, as "jazz, " but her precise articulation and attention to lyrical ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Dinah Washington was accompanied by an orchestra organized and conducted by Quincy Jones on this 1957 album, and she was singing to arrangements mostly written by the young bandleader, swing charts of pop standards by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. The result had much in common with the swing albums of Frank Sinatra in the same period, especially because Jones' arrangements were heavily influenced by Billy May and Nelson Riddle. Sinatra's records were regarded as "pop, " of course, and Washington's, at least when released on the EmArcy subsidiary of Mercury Records, as "jazz, " but her precise articulation and attention to lyrical meaning left little room for improvisation, and while Jones allowed for brief solos from a band that included Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, Urbie Green, and Milt Hinton, the jazz categorization was actually arbitrary. Whatever musical genre you assign it to, however, this is an excellent Washington album. For the 1998 reissue, Verve has added seven bonus tracks recorded around the same time and with much the same personnel, though they were intended as singles and thus are inferior contemporary tunes. Often, however, Washington sounds more comfortable and enthusiastic on these pop and R&B songs than she does on the standards. [The CD was also released with six bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/1998
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731455807424
  • Catalog Number: 558074
  • Sales rank: 58,736

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dinah Washington Primary Artist, Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Urbie Green Trombone
Quincy Jones Conductor
Anthony Ortega Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Lucky Thompson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Hal McKusick Flute, Alto Saxophone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Nick Travis Trumpet
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson Piano, Celeste
Danny Bank Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry Trumpet
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Don Elliott Trumpet, Bongos, Mellophonium, Xylophone, Vibes
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Milt Hinton Bass
Osie Johnson Drums
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Tommy Mitchell Bass Trombone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger
Jerome Kern Composer
Manny Curtis Composer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Ira Gershwin Composer
Benny Golson Arranger
Manny Kurtz Composer
Herbert Reynolds Composer
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Bob Shad Producer
Brian Priestley Liner Notes
Suha Gur Mastering
John S. Wilson Liner Notes
Patricia Lie Art Direction
Hat Nguyen Art Direction
Richard Bruce Composer
Harold Solomon Composer
Arthur S. Alberts Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dinah was classic

    If you know anyone named Max you will LOVE this CD. I loved it for a lot of songs that just make you smile, sing and want to dance!!! Dinah is entertaining in Angelic Spaces and can entertain you with her music. I love her songs.

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