Swingin' Miss D CD (1998)

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Label Uni/verve
SKU 60210767
UPC 731455807424
UPC 14 00731455807424
Format CD
Release Date 9/22/1998
Author Dinah Washington
Associated Artist/Work Benton, Brook
Associated Artist/Work Blakey, Art
Associated Artist/Work Brown, Clifford (Jazz)
Associated Artist/Work Cobb, Arnett
Associated Artist/Work Fitzgerald, Ella
Associated Artist/Work Freeman, Yvette
Associated Artist/Work Holiday, Billie
Associated Artist/Work Simone, Nina
Associated Artist/Work Vaughan, Sarah
Associated Artist/Work Yvette Freeman
Artist Influence Bessie Smith
Artist Influence Billie Holiday
Artist Influence Cab Calloway
Artist Influence Ella Fitzgerald
Artist Influence Ethel Waters
Artist Influence Fats Waller
Artist Influence Frank Sinatra
Artist Influence Josephine Baker
Artist Influence Lena Horne
Artist Influence Louis Armstrong
Artist Influence Louis Jordan
Artist Influence Mildred Bailey
Artist Influence Sallie Martin
Artist Influence Sophie Tucker
Artist Influence The Boswell Sisters
Artist Contemporary dith Piaf
Artist Contemporary Anita O'Day
Artist Contemporary Aretha Franklin
Artist Contemporary Arthur Prysock
Artist Contemporary Betty Carter
Artist Contemporary Billie Holiday
Artist Contemporary Billy Eckstine
Artist Contemporary Blue Mitchell
Artist Contemporary Brook Benton
Artist Contemporary Carmen McRae
Artist Contemporary Chris Connor (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Clark Terry
Artist Contemporary Dakota Staton
Artist Contemporary Diane Schuur
Artist Contemporary Dionne Warwick
Artist Contemporary Eartha Kitt
Artist Contemporary Ella Fitzgerald
Artist Contemporary Esther Phillips
Artist Contemporary Etta James
Artist Contemporary Etta Jones
Artist Contemporary Helen Humes
Artist Contemporary Helen Merrill
Artist Contemporary Irene Kral
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Cleveland
Artist Contemporary Julie London
Artist Contemporary June Christy
Artist Contemporary Kay Starr
Artist Contemporary Keely Smith
Artist Contemporary LaVern Baker
Artist Contemporary Lena Horne
Artist Contemporary Little Jimmy Scott
Artist Contemporary Louis Jordan
Artist Contemporary Marlena Shaw
Artist Contemporary Mel Torm?
Artist Contemporary Mildred Anderson
Artist Contemporary Nancy Wilson
Artist Contemporary Nina Simone
Artist Contemporary Pearl Bailey
Artist Contemporary Peggy Lee (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Rosemary Clooney
Artist Contemporary Ruth Brown
Artist Contemporary Sam Cooke
Artist Contemporary Sarah Vaughan
Artist Contemporary Shirley Bassey
Artist Contemporary Tony Bennett (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Wynonie Harris
Artist Follower Abbey Lincoln
Artist Follower Amy Winehouse
Artist Follower Betty Carter
Artist Follower Carmen McRae
Artist Follower Cassandra Wilson
Artist Follower Corinne Bailey Rae
Artist Follower Diana Krall
Artist Follower Diane Hubka
Artist Follower Dominique Eade
Artist Follower Eva Cassidy
Artist Follower Jane Monheit
Artist Follower Joss Stone (Singer)
Artist Follower Julie London
Artist Follower Kevin Mahogany
Artist Follower Kurt Elling
Artist Follower Nina Simone
Artist Follower Shirley Horn
Artist Follower Teri Thornton
Technical Info
Producer Bob Shad
CatalogID 5580742
Lable Name Verve
Released 09/22/1998
Original Release 1956
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 59s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731455807424
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Dinah Washington (vocals).
Quincy Jones's Orchestra: Quincy Jones (conductor); Hal McKusick (alto saxophone, flute); Anthony Ortega (alto saxophone); Jerome Richardson, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone); Danny Bank (baritone saxophone); Don Elliott (trumpet, mellophone, vibraphone, xylophone, bongo); Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, Nick Travis, Joe Wilder (trumpet); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Quentin Jackson (trombone); Tommy Mitchell (bass trombone); Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson (piano); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Milt Hinton (bass); Jimmy Crawford, Osie Johnson (drums).
Includes liner notes by Brian Priestly & John Wilson.
This is part of Verve's Master Edition series.
Personnel: Dinah Washington (vocals); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Hal McKusick (flute, alto saxophone); Anthony Ortega (clarinet, alto saxophone); Jerome Richardson, Lucky Thompson (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Danny Bank (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Don Elliott (trumpet, vibraphone, xylophone, bongos); Clark Terry, Doc Severinsen, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Nick Travis, Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Urbie Green (trombone); Tommy Mitchell (bass trombone); Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson (piano, celesta); Jimmy Crawford , Osie Johnson (drums).
Liner Note Authors: John S. Wilson ; Brian Priestley.
Recording information: New York, NY (06/25/1956-12/06/1956).
Editor: Peter Pullman.
Photographers: Howard; Chuck Stewart.
Arrangers: Ernie Wilkins; Quincy Jones; Benny Golson.
Dinah Washington had everything you could ask for in a singer--pitch, phrasing, diction, savvy, romanticism, humor, a voice golden or guttural, you name it. She was utterly comfortable in whatever style was called for that day, whether jazz, R&B, blues or pop. Her versatility is readily apparent on the series of classy "jazz" albums she recorded for Emarcy/Mercury from 1954 through 1959, till the enormous success of "What A Difference A Day Made" inspired Mercury to try to force her into a purely hit-making mold.
THE SWINGIN' MISS "D" was recorded in 1956 with 23-year-old Quincy Jones arranging. Jones was already an experienced hand with Dinah, since he wrote the charts for her lyrical FOR THOSE IN LOVE in 1954. As the full title states, MISS "D" is an altogether different affair--upbeat and crisply arranged, with Washington turning in one exhilarating tour de force performance after another. Expectedly, there are also exquisite ballad performances here like "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," "I'll Close My Eyes" and the newly-written "Never Let Me Go." But it's the hard-driving charts (surperbly restored in a Verve Master Edition) that show Miss D to such advantage on this particular day.
Artist Overview
Despite a relatively short career--she died in 1963 at the age of 39--Dinah Washington laid claim to being one of the major jazz voices, and one of the most versatile of all jazz singers. Her voice was rich; she filled everything she sang with heartfelt emotion, and she could make even material of less than stellar quality sound deeply moving. More importantly, she was equally at home (and had hits) with blues, popular songs of the day, and standards; toward the end she also became a major voice of the burgeoning soul movement.
Disc 1
1 They Didn't Believe Me
2 You're Crying
3 Makin' Whoopee
4 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
5 But Not For Me
6 Caravan
7 Perdido
8 Never Let Me Go
9 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?
10 I'll Close My Eyes
11 Somebody Loves Me
12 I'll Drown In My Tears
13 You Let My Love Grow Cold
14 Bargain Day
15 Relax Max
16 Tears To Burn
17 Kissing Way Home, The
18 I Know

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