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Format: CD
Sku: 60625281
UPC: 044007605622
UPC 14: 00044007605622
Release Date: 2/10/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Blue Skies - (edited version) ~ Dinah Washington
2. Bye-Bye Blues ~ Dinah Washington
3. Am I Blue ~ Dinah Washington
4. Our Love Is Here To Stay ~ Dinah Washington
5. Foggy Day, A ~ Dinah Washington
6. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart ~ Dinah Washington
7. Pennies From Heaven ~ Dinah Washington
8. Love For Sale ~ Dinah Washington
9. Blue Skies - (unedited version, bonus track) ~ Dinah Washington
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Dinah Washington (vocals); Rick Henderson (alto saxophone); Eddie Chamblee, Eddie" Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone); Clark Tery (trumpet); Gus Chappell (trombone); Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson, Junior Mance (piano); Jackie Davis (organ); Keter Betts (bass); Candido Camero (conga); Ed Thigpen (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded in June 1953, and February and June 1954 in Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York. Originally released on Emarcy (36028).
Muze PNote Any self-respecting jazz musician would leap at the chance to record an afterhours session with Dinah Washington. One of the finest musician's singers, Washington demanded respect from her band and paid in return by giving her fellow players plenty of room for solos, on record or in concert. Her Dinah Jams LP from 1954 isn't just one of the finest jazz-meets-vocals dates, it's one of the best jam sessions ever released. One year earlier, she began recording the songs heard on After Hours With Miss D, a date sparked (as the original liner notes explained) by her enjoyment of the time after a standard recording date, those late hours when she could sing what she wanted, stretch out and treasure her notes while her musicians relaxed the rhythm. (The record also helped feed the appetite of many record-buyers, who would only after the fact hear tales of unmissable sessions at neglected clubs.) Listeners expecting a record of narcoleptic torch songs, however, may well be shocked by the dynamic range of this date, comprising ebullient stormers as well as slow blues. (Just because the band relaxes the rhythm certainly doesn't mean they have to slow it down.) The results of three sessions recorded one year apart, After Hours With Miss D featured a hand-picked band -- including Clark Terry on trumpet and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis or Paul Quinichette on tenor, plus Washington's rock-solid rhythm section of bassist Keter Betts, drummer Ed Thigpen, and usually pianist Junior Mance (who made his debut with Dinah on the first of these dates). The first two selections are the best, the opener "Blue Skies" a studied introduction for all the principals (each of them heard in extended form on the eight-minute track), and the second a runaway train with Clark Terry's hyper-inflated trumpet as the conductor and the rest of the band carried along for the ride. Organist Jackie Davis leads the group into traditional afterhours territory, setting into a bluesy groove for "Am I Blue?" and "Pennies From Heaven." Washington meanwhile is at her interpretive best, whether tormented ("Love for Sale") or reflective ("A Foggy Day") or tranquil ("Pennies From Heaven"). Everyone gets to solo, as it should be, and the controlled environment makes this session a tighter display of finesse than the live-in-the-studio, completely frenetic Dinah Jams LP. ~ John Bush

Producer: Bob Shad

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Clark Terry
Muze Guest Artist Junior Mance
Muze Guest Artist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Muze Guest Artist Candido
Muze Guest Artist Paul Quinichette

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Sweet & Lovely
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Cole Porter Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Complete Cole Porter Songbooks
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 15-Wild Cool & Swingin' T
Muze Music Compilations Night & Day
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Brook Benton-Millenniu
Muze Music Compilations Complete Johnny Mercer Songboo
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations Night Out With Verve
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Christmas Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Complete Gershwin Songbooks
Muze Music Compilations Bridges Of Madison County
Muze Music Compilations What A Wonderful Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Verve Remixed
Muze Music Compilations It's All About The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Master Files
Muze Music Compilations Definitive
Muze Music Compilations When Love Goes Wrong
Muze Music Compilations Lady Sings The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Definitive American Songbook Vol.2
Muze Music Compilations Under The Mistletoe
Muze Music Compilations Original Great American Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Wild About That Thing/ladies
Muze Music Compilations Tourch Songs
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Verve Unmixed 3
Muze Music Compilations Complete Verve Remixed (Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Divas Gold
Muze Music Compilations Musical Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Verve Unmixed 4
Muze Music Compilations Verve Remixed Holiday
Muze Music Compilations 50S Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations When Radio Was King:vocalists
Muze Music Compilations Woody Allen:songs That Made His Movie
Muze Music Compilations Mad Men:musical Companion
Muze Music Compilations Pan Am:music From And Inspired By The
Muze Music Compilations Music Of Your Life
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Jazz Vocal Standard
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits:1959
Muze Music Compilations Verve Remixed:first Ladies
Muze Music Compilations Dedicated To The One I Love:girls Of
Muze Music Compilations Lee Daniels’ The Butler (OST)
Muze Music Compilations Amazing Early 60s Box:88 Hard To Find
Muze Music Compilations Irving Berlin Songbook Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Decade Of Hits:50s
Muze Music Compilations Verve Remixed 4

Associated Artists and Works

Benton, Brook
Blakey, Art
Brown, Clifford (Jazz)
Cobb, Arnett
Fitzgerald, Ella
Freeman, Yvette
Holiday, Billie
Simone, Nina
Vaughan, Sarah
Yvette Freeman

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/10/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1954
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0760562
Music Label Name Label : Verve
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00044007605622

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Washington,Dinah
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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