Dinah Washington Queen: The Music of Dinah Washington
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- by Dinah Washington ~ The Best of 20th Century Masters / Millennium Collection ~ $3.99
- Released: August 24, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Verve
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Personnel: Dinah Washington (vocals); Dinah Washington; Barry Galbraith (guitar); Hal McKusick (flute, alto saxophone); Anthony Ortega, Tab Smith, Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Jerome Richardson, John Hicks, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone); Danny Bank, Larry Belton (baritone saxophone); Don Elliott (trumpet, vibraphone, bongos); Russell Royster, Ernie Royal, Frank Galbraith, Joe Wilder, Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Urbie Green (trombone); Tommy Mitchell (bass trombone); Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson, Red Richards (piano); Keter Betts (bass instrument); Walter Johnson Jr. (drums); Rick Henderson (alto saxophone); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone); Clark Terry (trumpet); Gus Chappell (trombone); Joe Zawinul, Junior Mance, Wynton Kelly (piano); Ed Thigpen, Jimmy Crawford , Panama Francis, Teddy Stewart (drums); Hal Mooney, Quincy Jones & His Orchestra.
Liner Note Author: Nadine Cohodas.
Recording information: Fine Recording, New York, NY (10/03/1946-08/17/1961); Fine Sound, New York, NY (10/03/1946-08/17/1961); Los Angeles, CA (10/03/1946-08/17/1961); New York, NY (10/03/1946-08/17/1961).
Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
Arrangers: Hal Mooney; Quincy Jones; Belford Hendricks.
Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan are widely considered to be the greatest female jazz vocalists of all time. However, if there was a fourth name added to that list, it could very well be Dinah Washington. Few singers possessed a voice as heartrending as Washington; she was a master of the blues and a matchless balladeer.
This compilation presents 12 timeless performances by Washington, including a dynamic rendition of "A Foggy Day" and a laid-back version of "Sunny Side of the Street." "A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side)," "If I Loved You," and "Trouble in the Lowlands" are also included on this disc, and these are considerably rarer tracks. Biographer Nadine Cohodas chose great repertoire for QUEEN, focusing on a cross-section of Washington's work, rather than her most popular material. Indeed, this album gives listeners the opportunity to really explore the range of Washington's art.
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