Dinah Washington Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith

Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Polygram Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.After You've Gone
  • Buy for $0.992.Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair
  • Buy for $0.993.Jailhouse Blues
  • Buy for $0.994.Trombone Butter (a.k.a. Trombone Cholly)
  • Buy for $0.995.You've Been A Good Ole Wagon
  • Buy for $0.996.Careless Love
  • Buy for $0.997.Backwater Blues
  • Buy for $0.998.If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
  • Buy for $0.999.Me And My Gin
  • Buy for $0.9910.Fine Fat Daddy
  • Buy for $0.9911.Trombone Butter - (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Careless Love - (master take, mono)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair - (live)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Me And My Gin - (live)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Backwater Blues - (live)

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Dinah Washington (vocals); Eddie Chamblee (arranger, tenor saxophone); Charles Davis, McKinley Easton (baritone saxophone); Fortunatus Ricard, Clark Terry (trumpet); Quentin Jackson, Julian Priester (trombone); James Craig, Jack Wilson (piano); Robare Edmonson, Robert Lee Wilson (bass); James Slaughter (drums).
The Newport All Stars: Harold Ousley (tenor saxophone); Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone); Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Melba Liston (trombone); Wynton Kelly (piano); Paul West (bass); Max Roach (drums).
Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois on December 30, 1957 and January 7 & 20, 1958 and live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island on July 6, 1958. Originally released on Emarcy (36130). Includes liner notes by Linda Dahl.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of the Verve Records Master Edition series.
Personnel: Dinah Washington (vocals); Eddie Chamblee, Harold Ousley (tenor saxophone); McKinley Easton, Sahib Shihab, Charles Davis (baritone saxophone); Clark Terry, Flip Ricard, Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Julian Priester, Melba Liston, Quentin Jackson (trombone); Jack Wilson , James Craig, Wynton Kelly (piano); James Slaughter, Max Roach (drums).
Liner Note Author: Linda Dahl.
Recording information: Newport Jazz Festival, RI (12/30/1957-07/06/1958); Universal Studios, Chicago, IL (12/30/1957-07/06/1958).
Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
Arrangers: Eddie Chamblee; Robare Edmonson.
Dinah Washington's late-1950s recordings of some of Bessie Smith's best-known songs are both a tribute to the artistry of the Empress of the Blues and an acknowledgement of Washington's kinship to her illustrious predecessor through her own hardscrabble roots and tempestuous lifestyle. Accompanied by a band led by her then-husband, Eddie Chamblee, the singer rips her way through a set that features such Smith classics as "Me and My Gin," "Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair," and "After You've Gone," as well as several live tracks recorded at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

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  • UPC: 731453863521
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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