The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol.4 1954-1956
 
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The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol.4 1954-1956

September 19, 1988

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Wishing Well
2:44
2
Teach Me Tonight
2:47
3
I Just Couldn't Stand It No More
3:01
4
Remember Me
2:45
5
That's All I Want From You
2:54
6
You Stay On My Mind
2:36
7
A Cottage For Sale
3:17
8
I Concentrate On You
3:04
9
I Could Write A Book
4:28
10
Make The Man Love Me
5:34
11
Blue Gardenia
5:20
12
You Don't Know What Love Is
4:04
13
My Old Flame
3:07
14
Easy Living
5:02
15
I Get A Kick Out Of You
6:20
16
This Can't Be Love
6:51
Disc 2
1
If I Had You
4:47
2
I Diddle (1988 Compilation Version)
3:11
3
I Diddle (1955 Version)
3:05
4
Wasn't It (1988 Compilation Version)
2:50
5
No (You Can't Have Him) (1988 Compilation Version)
2:37
6
Ask A Woman Who Knows (1988 Compilation Version)
3:16
7
I Hear Those Bells (Single Version)
2:51
8
Not Without You (Single Version)
2:57
9
Let's Get Busy (Single Version)
2:44
10
The Cheat (Single Version)
2:41
11
You Might Have Told Me (Single Version)
2:50
12
I'm Lost Without You Tonight (1988 Compilation Version)
2:41
13
Let's Go Around Together (Single Version)
2:30
14
Dinah Tells A Joke
1:22
15
It's Hard To Be Good (1988 Compilation Version)
2:50
16
Goodbye
3:22
17
The Show Must Go On (Single Version)
2:27
18
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
3:25
19
Look To The Rainbow
2:48
20
Birth Of The Blues / I Don't Hurt Any More (1988 Compilation Version)
3:58
21
What Is This Thing Called Love (1988 Compilation Version)
6:45
22
There'll Be Some Changes Made
3:02
23
I Could Have Told You
3:11
Disc 3
1
More Than You Know
3:52
2
Make Me A Present Of You
3:45
3
Ill Wind
3:39
4
Willow Weep For Me
3:28
5
All Of Me
3:45
6
Accent On Youth
3:20
7
I Thought About You
3:02
8
Lingering (1955 Version)
2:27
9
A Sunday Kind Of Love (1955 Version)
3:19
10
Come On Home (1988 Compilation Version)
3:25
11
Let's Do It
2:39
12
There'll Be A Jubilee
2:09
13
Sunny Side Of The Street
2:30
14
If I Were a Bell
2:08
15
I've Got A Crush On You
3:07
16
Our Love Is Here To Stay (1956 Version)
3:09
17
Sometimes I'm Happy
2:19
18
Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
2:37
19
What'll I Tell My Heart
3:20
20
Let Me Love You
2:12
21
Say It Isn't So
2:44
22
My Ideal
2:23
23
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Single Version)
2:37
24
The First Time (1988 Compilation Version)
2:43

Product Details

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Verve
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  • Total Length: 3:26:43
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  • ASIN: B000WT87XG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,569 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely "Complete" with Great Sound Quality September 15, 2006
By KC
Format:Audio CD
One of the great singers of the 20th century. This series is definitely COMPLETE with excellent sound quality considering many of these tracks are over 40-60 years old.

It's a bit over-whelming with casual fans as each disc in the series has up to 70 tracks ... but she never phones any performance and offers her unique interpretation on each track, you'll find something to like in everything but they are slightly different.

VOLUME 4: Offers Dinah Washington more bluesy and jazz swing vocals.

VOLUME 5: More mainstream swing, some brilliant torch tracks and the beginning her ballads period.

VOLUME 6: Her ballads period including her standards-setting interpretation of MANHATTEN and WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES (of course, I could list another 20 :-)

VOLUME 7: A new phase in her career where they seem to add a lot of strings and backup singers but not necessarily making her recordings better. Of the recordings on these discs, some are remade with more strings and backup singers - softening them and making them a little more pop and a little less jazz. Whether you consider that an improvement or not is your call.

Personally, I believe Dinah Washington;'s strength are doing sparse ballads - her voice range, timber and her performances somewhere between Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald ... she's not quite as haunted as Billie Holliday but without the range of Ella.

My personal favorite is Volume 6 with its mostly ballads and her standard setting vocals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dinah Washington - Complete Mercury 4. April 22, 2013
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I really love Complete Mercury 4. I like this era of 1954 to 1956, the songs and the fact that Dinah was at her best. She sings a lot of standards in her distinctive style. The collection contains 62 tracks including 9 newly discovered and 14 titles previously available only as singles. Overall a very satisfying collection which won't disappoint the listener. A must for anyone interested in great music and essential for any Dinah Washington fans.
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