Baby Washington The Sue Singles
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- Released: June 1, 1996
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Kent Records Uk
Q - 9/96, pp.138-1393 Stars - Good - "...when Washington went 'uptown' in 1963 with 'That's How Heartaches Are Made,' she scored a sophisticated classic up with anything Dionne Warwick could muster. A lilting, gently hurt ballad, it's the best thing here by miles. But there are other gems..."
- 1.No Tears
- 2.Go On
- 3.A Handful of Memories
- 4.Careless Hands
- 5.I've Got a Feeling
- 6.Hush Heart
- 7.Standing on the Pier
- 8.The Clock
- 9.That's How Heartaches Are Made
- 10.There He Is
- 11.Leave Me Alone
- 12.Hey Lonely
- 13.I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
- 14.Who's Going to Take Care of Me?
- 15.It'll Never Be Over for Me
- 16.Move on Drifter
- 17.Run My Heart
- 18.Your Fool
- 19.Only Those in Love
- 20.No Time for Pity
- 21.You and the Night and the Music
- 23.The Ballad of Bobby Dawn
- 24.You Are What You Are
- 25.Either You're With Me (Or Either You're Not)
- 26.I Know
- 27.White Christmas
- 28.Silent Night
Personnel: Baby Washington (vocals); Willie Bridges, Haywood Henry (baritone saxophone); Panama Francis (drums); Sticks Evans (timpani).
Liner Note Author: Robert Pruter.
Recording information: Bell Sound Studios, New York, NY (04/1962-12/1968); New York, NY (04/1962-12/1968).
Arrangers: Willie Bridges; Leroy Glover; Sammy Lowe; Bert Keyes.
Excellent 28-track compilation of her work for the Sue label in the '60s leaves the domestic Collectables anthologies in the dust in terms of quantity and quality. Has all of the significant R&B hits she recorded for the company, including "That's How Heartaches Are Made," "Handful of Memories," "Who's Gonna Take Care of Me," "It'll Never Be Over for Me," "Only Those in Love," and "No Time for Pity." It's also the best showcase for her versatility, going from near-gospel to string-laden uptown pop/soul, and even a bit of blues, straight pop, and jazz-inflected numbers. Her influence on Dusty Springfield can easily be detected on "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face" and "Doodlin'," both of which Springfield covered in the '60s. ~ Richie Unterberger
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