The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs

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Dinah Washington recorded a stunning amount of material in her too-short career when she died in Detroit in 1963 she was only 39 years old, most of it during her lengthy association with Mercury Records between 1948 and 1955, the era covered by this single-disc retrospective. Washington seemingly tackled everything under the sun in the recording studio, cutting jazz, R&B, blues, and pop sides with an assortment of small groups, trios, sextets, and increasingly, toward the end of her life, with large orchestras, and if she seemed to be gradually fading into blander and sleeker arrangements as time went on, her voice always remained focused and coiled, and her bluesy phrasing has influenced far more singers than ...
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All Music Guide
Dinah Washington recorded a stunning amount of material in her too-short career when she died in Detroit in 1963 she was only 39 years old, most of it during her lengthy association with Mercury Records between 1948 and 1955, the era covered by this single-disc retrospective. Washington seemingly tackled everything under the sun in the recording studio, cutting jazz, R&B, blues, and pop sides with an assortment of small groups, trios, sextets, and increasingly, toward the end of her life, with large orchestras, and if she seemed to be gradually fading into blander and sleeker arrangements as time went on, her voice always remained focused and coiled, and her bluesy phrasing has influenced far more singers than most folks realize. This hourlong set includes a range of styles, from the elegant blues of "Backwater Blues" to the sleek, orchestrated "What a Diff'rence a Day Made" and the poppy R&B of "Baby You've Got What It Takes," one of her popular duets with Brook Benton. Also worth noting are versions of two Cole Porter songs, the relatively straight-ahead reading of "I Get a Kick Out of You" contrasted with an experimental jungle beatnik rendition of "I've Got You Under My Skin" that will have you either shaking your head or nodding in delight. Washington's Mercury years were arguably her best, and this set makes a good introduction to them. More serious listeners may want to investigate the seven-volume each volume containing three discs Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury
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  • Release Date: 11/3/1992
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451290527
  • Catalog Number: 512905

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dinah Washington Primary Artist, Vocals
Brook Benton Vocals
Clifford Brown Trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Richard Davis Bass
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone
Terry Gibbs Trombone, Vibes
Freddie Green Guitar
Urbie Green Trombone
Wynton Kelly Piano
Harold Land Tenor Saxophone
Melba Liston Trombone
Blue Mitchell Trumpet
Harold Ousley Tenor Saxophone
Cecil Payne Baritone Saxophone
Julian Priester Trombone
Jerome Richardson Flute, Alto Saxophone
Max Roach Drums
Jack Wilson Piano
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Eddie Chamblee Tenor Saxophone
Rod Levitt Trombone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Charles Davis Baritone Saxophone
Jackie Davis Organ
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Ray Copeland Trumpet
Keter Betts Bass
Ray Brown Bass
Candido Camero Bongos
Clark Terry Trumpet
Don Elliott Mellophonium, Vibes
Ernie Wilkins Conductor, Alto Saxophone
Panama Francis Drums
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Belford Hendricks Conductor
Milt Hinton Bass
Reunald Jones Trumpet
Junior Mance Piano
George Morrow Bass
Charlie Persip Drums
Benny Powell Trombone
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Russo Trombone
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Sahib Shihab Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Teddy Stewart Drums
Frank Wess Tenor Saxophone
Richie Powell Piano, Trombone
Paul E. West Bass
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Jimmy Reed Composer
Bessie Smith Composer
Brook Benton Composer
Debbie Gibson Composer
Stanley Cowell Composer
Eddie Chamblee Orchestration
Bill Medley Composer
Hal Mooney Arranger
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Leon Berry Composer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger, Orchestration
Belford Hendricks Arranger
Michael Lang Compilation Supervisor
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Narada Michael Walden Composer
Mooney Arranger
Clyde Otis Composer
Cliff Preiss Contributor, Compilation Production Assistant
Laura Levine Artwork
Murray Stein Composer
Gary N. Mayo Contributor, Remastering
Benjamin V. Franklin Liner Notes
Alli Truch Art Direction
Jules Stein Composer
Matt Brown Contributor, Compilation Production Assistant
Gordon Jacob Composer
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