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Dinah Washington's Finest Hour

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Historical union of jazz's biggest labels results in the September 24, 2002

release of 14 wholly encompassing CDs by many of the music's greatest stars

For the first time in their histories, the prestigious jazz labels The Verve Music Group and Blue Note Records have joined forces to create The Definitive Series, remarkable collections of classic jazz artists compiled from ... Read more in Amazon's Dinah Washington Store

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Listen  1. Evil Gal BluesDinah Washington 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Blow Top Blues (Single Version)Lionel Hampton & His Septet 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. West Side Baby (Single Version)Dinah Washington 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Long John Blues (Single Version)Dinah Washington 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Baby Get LostDinah Washington 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Trouble In MindDinah Washington 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Cold Cold Heart (Single Version)Dinah Washington 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. T.V. Is The Thing This YearDinah Washington 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I'll Remember April (Live In Los Angeles / 1954)Clifford Brown11:51Album Only
Listen10. Teach Me TonightDinah Washington 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Just Couldn't Stand It No MoreDinah Washington 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Could Write A BookDinah Washington 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Blue GardeniaDinah Washington 5:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. What A Diff'rence A Day MadeDinah Washington 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. UnforgettableDinah Washington 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Baby (You've Got What It Takes)Brook Benton 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. This Bitter Earth (Album Version)Dinah Washington 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Mad About The BoyDinah Washington 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Washington,Dinah ~ Dinah Washington Finest Hour

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A Fine 60 Minutes with Dinah 1 Feb 2001
By Peter - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Compiling a "Best of" CD of Dinah Washington is always difficult because she straddled so many different styles so well. This is a very good sampler and intro to what made her such a great artist. The CD spans just about the entirety of Dinah's career taking songs that range from her beginnings ("Evil Gal Blues") and all the way to her last days at Mercury ("Mad About the Boy") In between you get a good idea how Dinah evolved as a singer thru the years. Her raw and salty style is very much in evidence from her early blues hits ("Trouble in Mind" "Blow Top Blues"). The blues numbers are my favorites on this CD. Dinah really knew how to deliver these songs with just the right amount of punch and power. She became more drawn to pop singing thru the years and her style mellowed somewhat towards the latter part of her career as shown by her breakout pop hits in the late '50s ("What A Difference..." "Unforgettable"). I miss the raw power as she became more refined as a singer in attempting to crossover onto the white charts and gain a larger audience. Who could blame her, but she really shone in blues and R&B. Maybe she was trying to become the next Patti Page or Doris Day. This CD has a few extra tracks compared to other compilations of Dinah since it has to hit that 60-minute mark. Still, it's worth getting this for the blues numbers alone. Make an appointment with Dinah for an hour. It's worth it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Versatility + Emotion = Dinah Washington 26 May 2001
By Aaron Brown - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Dinah Washington was one of the most versatile singers of her era, and this collection proves it. On this disc, she shows us she is in her element dealing with such down home blues tunes as "West Side Baby" and "Long John Blues". However, she virtually does a 180 degree turn when she interprets such 50's standards as "Teach Me Tonight" and "I Could Write a Book" as if they were written just for her. Throughout all of this, she maintains that same power and emotion that characterized Dinah Washington. If not the "queen" of popular song, jazz, and blues, she was certainly a lady in waiting.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
New to Dinah 23 Jun 2003
By Paul Bennett - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I had heard of Dinah and have heard a snippet of her stuff before but this is the first time I have really heard a full recording of her sound. I am hooked! She can blast not only the the blues but swing and R&B! I am looking forward to digging into her catalog at the first opportunity!
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Great CD 28 May 2008
By V. Williams - Published on
Format: Audio CD
If you like Ella, Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong you will definitely appreciate this album. This is the type of music you could expect to hear in a jazz club in Harlem in the 50s, it has that type of flavor. What a "Difference a Day Makes" will be a sure repeater.

I really enjoyed this CD as a newbie to Dinah Washington. My favorite and most listened to tracks begin after track nine, as tracks 10 on up have better sound quality and are her more popular songs. One song I found quite entertaining was the song in which she sang about a new invention called TV. This was especially funny, being that TV in America is as common as the air we breathe.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Must Have! 24 July 2002
By Octavia Holland - Published on
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to express how great this CD is! Every song is a pleasure! A must have for Washington fans!
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