Dinah Washington 50 Greatest Hits

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: January 12, 2000
  • Label: Double Platinum

Tracks:

  • 1.Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 2.West Side Baby
  • 3.Resolution Blues
  • 4.Walkin' and Talkin'
  • 5.I Want to Cry
  • 6.Am I Asking Too Much
  • 7.It's Too Soon to Know
  • 8.You Satisfy
  • 9.Baby, Get Lost
  • 10.Long John Blues
  • 11.Good Daddy Blues
  • 12.I Only Know
  • 13.It Isn't Fair
  • 14.I Wanna Be Loved
  • 15.I'll Never Be Free
  • 16.Time Out For Tears
  • 17.Mad About the Boy
  • 18.Harbor Lights
  • 19.My Heart Cries For You
  • 20.I Won't Cry Anymore
  • 21.Cold, Cold Heart
  • 22.Wheel of Fortune
  • 23.Tell Me Why
  • 24.Trouble in Mind
  • 25.New Blowtop Blues
  • 26.TV Is the Thing (This Year)
  • 27.Fat Daddy
  • 28.I Don't Hurt Anymore
  • 29.Dream
  • 30.Teach Me Tonight
  • 31.That's All I Want From You
  • 32.If It's the Last Thing I Do
  • 33.I Concentrate on You
  • 34.I'm Lost Without You Tonight
  • 35.You Might Have Told Me
  • 36.Soft Winds
  • 37.Make Me a Present of You
  • 38.What a Difference a Day Makes
  • 39.Unforgettable
  • 40.Baby
  • 41.A Rockin' Good Way
  • 42.This Bitter Earth
  • 43.Love Walked In
  • 44.It Could Happen to You
  • 45.We Have Love
  • 46.September in the Rain
  • 47.Early Every Morning
  • 48.Our Love Is Here to Stay
  • 49.Tears and Laughter
  • 50.If I Loved You

Product Description:

For most artists, a collection named "50 Greatest Hits" on a Portuguese label would be suspect at best. In the case of Dinah Washington and this collection, it's actually a pity that a package of this quality wasn't released stateside. For starters, it's large. While this could have been some compiler's subjective list of favorites or a ripoff artist's compendium of a few classics with a ton of filler, it's about as far from either of those scenarios as you are likely to get. For starters, all but one of the 50 tracks spread over these two CDs charted in the Top 100. And the one that didn't chart, "If I Loved You" by Rodgers & Hammerstein, was never issued as a single, but as part of a various artists collection from which it was selected as the representative single. The material here is arranged for the most part chronologically, though there are some questionable departures from this format, and the material ranges from Washington's near definitive version of "Ain't Misbehavin'," issued in 1948 and charting at number six, to her final side, "Tears and Laughter," which topped at 71 in 1962, less than a year before her death. In between are all the favorites, such as "What a Difference a Day Makes" (number eight, 1959), "Resolution Blues" (number 15, 1948), and dozens of others. The story this set tells -- with truly excellent sound and skeletal, but adequate, liner notes -- is how perceptively Washington pegged herself a "blues" singer, and not as a jazz vocalist, which is how she is referred to even today. Here, especially from the late '40s through the mid-'50s, Washington is singing like the "Queen of the Blues" she dubbed herself to be. While not a belter like Big Mama Thornton or Bessie Smith, Washington took the middle road favored by Billie Holiday, expressing every nuance of emotion hidden in the heart of a lyric. This is an excellent introduction for anyone interested in Washington, and a fine and succinct compendium for the collector who has everything. ~ Thom Jurek
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  • Sales Rank: 117,651
  • UPC: 8712177016624
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