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Swingin' Miss 'D' [Bonus Tracks]
     

Swingin' Miss 'D' [Bonus Tracks]

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by Dinah Washington
 

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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<

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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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/1998
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731455807424
catalogNumber:
558074

Tracks

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
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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The Swingin' Miss "D" 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.