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listen  1. Evil Gal BluesDinah Washington 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Salty Papa BluesDinah Washington 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Embraceable YouDinah Washington 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. A Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side)Dinah Washington 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Postman BluesDinah Washington 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. That's Why A Woman Loves A HeelDinah Washington 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Walkin' And Talkin'Dinah Washington 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Record Ban BluesDinah Washington 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?Dinah Washington 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. I'll WaitDinah Washington 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Good Daddy BluesDinah Washington 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Only KnowDinah Washington 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Baby Get LostDinah Washington 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. It Isn't FairDinah Washington 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. I'll Never Be FreeDinah Washington 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. I Wanna Be LovedDinah Washington 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Time Out For TearsDinah Washington 3:20$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen18. I Won't Cry AnymoreDinah Washington 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. New Blowtop BluesDinah Washington 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Wheel Of FortuneDinah Washington 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Trouble In MindDinah Washington 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. I Cried For YouDinah Washington 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. TV Is The Thing This YearDinah Washington 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Am I BlueDinah Washington 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Blue SkiesDinah Washington10:54$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Love For SaleDinah Washington 2:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. I've Got You Under My SkinDinah Washington 5:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. I Don't Hurt AnymoreDinah Washington 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Crazy He Calls MeClifford Brown 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Lover Come Back To MeClifford Brown 9:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Teach Me TonightDinah Washington 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Blue GardeniaDinah Washington 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Smoke Gets In Your EyesDinah Washington 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. If I Had YouDinah Washington 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Sometimes I'm HappyDinah Washington 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Keepin' Out Of Mischief NowDinah Washington 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Back Water BluesDinah Washington 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. All Of MeDinah Washington 5:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. What A Diff'rence A Day MakesDinah Washington 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. UnforgettableDinah Washington 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Baby (You've Got What It Takes)Brook Benton 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)Brook Benton 2:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. A Bad Case Of The BluesDinah Washington 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. This Bitter EarthDinah Washington 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. September In The RainDinah Washington 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Mad About The BoyDinah Washington 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (June 22, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B0000046NK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,514 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In these recordings we see a great range of Dinah.
Tony Thomas
Dinah and Verve (record company) both hit a homerun with this great 2-CD "sampler".
Peter
Also great versions of Blue Gardenia, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Teach Me Tonight.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter on September 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Dinah and Verve (record company) both hit a homerun with this great 2-CD "sampler". If all samplers were this good. Practically every phase in Dinah's brilliant singing career is covered in this 2-fer, from her early start in Lionel Hampton's band with "Evil Gal Blues" "Slick Chick...." in 1943 to her memorable departure from Mercury (Verve) in late 1961 with the pop hits "Unforgettable" "What a Difference..". Every stylistic and musical approach in on full display here: violin-strings, big band orchestras, trios, or just a piano and the lady herself, Miss D. I really can't think of any major song Dinah did that the record company left out, every one of her groundbreaking singles are here.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Marc D. Thomas on April 28, 2000
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In my humble opinion, Dinah Washington was the greatest American female singer ever and this is the best place to sample her wares. She could sing it all in a crystal clear voice, whether it was blues, jazz, pop, standards, or rock & roll.
This two-CD retrospective does a marvelous job in covering the highlights from her years with the Mercury label, and unless you're wealthy enough or fanatic enough to buy the "Complete Mercury Recordings" collection of Dinah, here is the essential recording to have.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 1999
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If you love Dinah (and I know you do) this would be the one CD to get to fill out your Dinah collection. The jazzy Dinah is represented here along with the "bluesy" Dinah. What "a difference a complete compilation makes, it made my day.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tony Thomas on February 9, 2004
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How can there be people who do not own these recordings. How can people live without Dinah. She was special. From the first blues sides she cut with the men from Hamp's band in the forties, to her last effort, there is a deeply African American blues and church based depth to her, but something personal, so totally real, so totally of her own,bitter sometimes, sweet rarely, moving always to her singing.

In these recordings we see a great range of Dinah. She's doing R & B (TV is the thing this year), Torch songs, she singing Jazz and even playing vibes with ace Jazz Musicians, she is cutting through oceans of strings on What a Difference a Day Makes, she is all over. There are so many shining gems on this record, there is so much lost that music is so categorized that you cannot have a Diva like Dinah today who the Jazzbos call their own, whom the blues singers must tip their hats to, who provides the slow song to make your move for the dancers, and who is a star even for the squares listening to MOR--does that exist any more middle of the road radio?
I'm convinced that when John Hammond first produced Aretha Franklin as a Jazz-Blues artist before Jerry Wexler took her to soul, that Hammond thought he was trying to create a Dinah Washington.
I do not think a single artist has come along since she left us to fill those voids. No one with all that soul!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Heering on August 30, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Dinah Washington was known as "The Queen of the Blues", but she was also equally adept at singing jazz, R&B and pop. She recorded a lot of music during her relatively short life, and this 2 CD set features 2 and a half hours of some of her best work. There is one unlisted bonus track at the end, which is Dinah telling a joke about a talking dog.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 100 REVIEWER on September 13, 2007
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Born Ruth Jones on August 29, 1924 in rural Tuscaloosa, Alabama, she moved to Chicago at an early age and, after winning an amateur contest in 1939, took the name Dinah Washington in the early 1940s when she joined Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra. In 1944/45 she recorded for Keynote and made what then passed as the R&B charts with Salty Papa Blues and Evil Gal Blues under the billing "Sextet with Dinah Washington" (the sextet being trumpeter Joe Morris, clarinetist Rudy Rutherford, pianist Milt Buckner, drummer Fred Radcliffe, bassist Vernon King and tenor saxophonist Arnette Cobbs). Following a two year absence from the charts she returned in 1948 with The Rudy Martin Trio and the classic Fats Waller composition Ain't Misbehavin (# 6 on Mercury, her most enduring label) but unfortunately it's not in this set.

Thereafter, however, Dinah was seldom off any charts (1957 being the sole exception) right through to the year of her death at the young age of 39 on December 14, 1963, during which time she had just over 60 nationally-charting singles, not to mention LP/E.P. sales in the millions. In this compilation you get 23 of them, including a cover of a pure Country song, the Hank Snow classic I Don't Hurt Anymore (she also took Hank Williams' Cold, Cold Heart to # 3 R&B in 1951 but, alas, that too is missing).

All of her biggest hits are here, however, as indicated in the list of contents in the Comments below. In 1962 Dinah moved to Roulette Records and that year added six Hot 100 entries, although only one made the Pop Top 40 and none scored on the R&B charts. Simply put, Dinah Washington is one of the all-time greats, and this was acknowledged by the R&R Hall Of Fame with her 1993 induction in the "early influence" category, the U.S.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 1999
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This is one of the finest collections of music available on CD today and a MUST-HAVE for anyone familiar with the artist's work.A masterpiece.
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