Dinah Washington Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Best of Dinah Washington (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  RECA 162

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: August 2, 1999
  • Label: Recall Records Uk

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Q - 2/00, p.106
"...her formidable catalog [is] best represented by [this] 40-track best of....Hoagy Carmichaels's 'Stardust' has rarely sounded so affecting."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • 2.Everytime We Say Goodbye
  • 3.All of Me
  • 4.I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 5.Mad About the Boy
  • 6.Manhattan
  • 7.Everybody Love My Baby
  • 8.Unforgettable
  • 9.Love Letters
  • 10.Stardust
  • 11.Cry Me a River
  • 12.September in the Rain
  • 13.Love Is Here to Stay
  • 14.Blue Skyes
  • 15.Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 16.Come Rain or Come Shine
  • 17.It Could Happen to You
  • 18.Dream
  • 19.What a Difference a Day Makes
  • 20.Love For Sale

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Stairway to the Stars
  • 2.I Wanna Be Loved
  • 3.Am I Blue
  • 4.My Old Flame
  • 5.Easy Living
  • 6.I Thought About You
  • 7.You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 8.Our Love Is Here to Stay
  • 9.Make the Man Love Me
  • 10.If I Had You
  • 11.When I Fall in Love
  • 12.Look to the Rainbow
  • 13.Willow Weep For Me
  • 14.I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling
  • 15.Never Let Me Go
  • 16.Good Morning Heartache
  • 17.It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream
  • 18.It's Magic
  • 19.More Than You Know
  • 20.I'll Close My Eyes

Product Description:

Recorded between 1946 & 1962.
Dinah Washington could sing any song and make it sound like everybody's life depended on it. An awe-inspiring jazz vocalist with roots in the R&B scene of the 1940s, she gradually evolved into a pop star during the '50s and would have matured marvelously were it not for an accidental prescription drug overdose that took her out at the age of 39 on December 14, 1963. In 1999, the Recall reissue label came out with Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, a 40-track best-of anthology devoted to Dinah Washington's mature works involving both small and large jazz bands, the soulful organ combo and the occasional string section. This excellent sampler will work nicely both as an introduction to Dinah Washington and an all-purpose emergency ration for those who want to be able to hear her amazing voice at all hours of the day and night. ~ arwulf arwulf
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  • UPC: 636551416221
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