Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 70% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
7
4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
Format: Audio CD|Change
Price:£7.20+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

Anybody who likes Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald will love Dinah, who at times reminds me of them, but her style is very much her own.

This is an excellent introduction to Dinah's music. It includes all the essential solo tracks, but not the famous duets with Brook Benton, which I already had on a Brook Benton compilation.

Apart from the essential songs (like Mad about the boy, What a difference a day makes and September in the rain), the collection is filled with covers of the great classics of the thirties, forties and fifties. That's no bad thing, as Dinah always stamps her own identity on the songs while respecting the original. You wouldn't mistake Dinah's version of Cry me a river for Julie London's. Both are brilliant, but different. So it is throughout this set. Smoke gets in your eyes and Love letters are other good examples.

If you haven't got any of Dinah's music, begin here, but don't just stop at this - explore further.
0Comment| 29 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 8 February 2016
Having recently listened to Dinah’s album – ‘Mad about the Boy,’ I hurriedly purchased this one as I was instantly hooked.
However, the former was ‘digitally enhanced’ and the difference in sound quality is quite apparent.
The latter without the enhancement sounds very dated with both Dinah’s voice and the musical accompaniment much less full and less sharper to listen to. The former album is far, far, superior.
Many of her best known tracks are on the former, 17 in all, but it’s the only album I’ll be playing of the two, from here on in.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 November 2010
This is a fab cd.... have listended to it over and over - what an amazing voice....
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 18 February 2004
This is a brilliant album including so many classics.
Dinah Washington has a fantastic voice that you can relax and melt away with.
0Comment| 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 21 April 2012
Best cd i have bought in a long time the music and lyrics of the songs are great. its a great cd for a romantic dinner for two.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 17 October 2013
Too albums call themselves "the very best". This it is a true "very best". With forty songs performed by Dinah at different times. All are successes. Her voice is not the best, but their performances are the best. The quality of the different tracks varies, is a compilation. If you want a single CD of Dinah, that's this.

Demasiado albumes se hacen llamar "the very best". Este si es un "very best" Con cuarenta canciones interpretadas por Dinah en diferentes momentos. Todos son éxitos. Su voz no es la mejor, pero sus interpretaciones si lo son. La calidad de los diferentes tracks varía, es una compilación. Si usted desea un solo CD de Dinah, ese es este.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 6 September 2015
Love it!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)