Unforgettable: Tribute to Dinah Washington
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The sound on the compact disc is superb. I was delighted to see that Columbia issued the album in its entirety on CD, rather that chopping it up for another in the seemingly endless stream of Aretha compilation albums.
In short, buy the compact disc and give it a few spins. If you are an Aretha fan who has not heard this album, you will be pleased to have another master work in your collection.
The world Franklin knew (Detroit) was deep in mourning for Dinah Washington. Washington had been a friend of Franklin's father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin (whose sermons were the models for Rev. Dr. ML King, Jr, Jesse Jackson, & just about anyone who wanted to preach). Washington had encouraged Franklin & her loss must have been both personal & social.
The producer, Robert Mersey arranged the album in a way that lets one see Franklin growing. "Unforgettable" has a lot of Nat King Cole, as well as Dinah Washington. In the following cuts, Franklin follows Washington's line closely. But by "Drinking Again", I began to think I preferred Franklin's version. Finally, by "Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning", we have the great Aretha Franklin: a full fledged star. And that's just the first side. What a fantastic introduction to one of the all time greats.
Key tracks: Cold Cold Heart, What a differance a day made, Evil gal Blues, and drinking Again.
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Aretha has always been a marvel. She does Dinah proud. BTW This cd HAS "EVIL GAL"Published 5 months ago by Khill
This CD was a perfect gift for my mother-in-law, who turned 78 on January 23rd. It was a hit @ her birthday party.Published 18 months ago by jesse whitehead
This is such a special album. I loved Aretha before but this completely sealed the deal. "Drinkin' Again" by itself is worth the purchase but they're all wonderful.Published on June 6, 2014 by Bill Mayfield
Let's face it: Aretha Franklin's Columbia recordings have been wrongly criticized and dismissed by many for far too long. Read morePublished on September 16, 2005 by Justo Roteta
The Queen of Soul before she was the Queen of soul. Aretha Recorded this tribute shortly after Dinah's death in 1964. Read morePublished on January 11, 2005 by B. M Peters