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4.6 out of 5 stars
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 14 February 2016
CONTENT:

This 5 CD set is released by Demon Music from UK, based on their Legends 100 Hits series, and naturally contains 100 songs. Although Amazon did provide a song listing, in order for you to appreciate the importance of the song selection, I have compiled a much more detailed song listing (including singles label & number, chart position, plus personal comments)(R&B=Billboard Rhythm & Blues Chart; BB=Billboard Hot 100):

DISC 1:
01 Mad About The Boy (Mercury 5842)(uncharted a-side, 1952)
02 What A Diff’rence A Day Makes (Mercury 71435)(a-side)(R&B 4/1959; BB 8/1959)
03 Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)(with Brook Benton)(Mercury 71565)(a-side)(R&B 1(10)/1960; BB 5/1960)
04 This Bitter Earth (Mercury 71635)(a-side)(R&B 1(1)/1960; BB 24/1960)
05 I’ve Got A Crush On You
06 All Of Me (Mercury 71377)(b-side, 1958)
07 Sometimes I’m Happy
08 Our Love Is Here To Stay (Mercury 71812)(a-side)(BB 89/1961)
09 Come On Home (Mercury 71435)(b-side, 1959)
10 A Sunday Kind of Love
11 My Ideal
12 Dream (Mercury 70439)(a-side)(R&B 9/1954)
13 There’ll Be Some Changes Made
14 Blue Gardenia
15 Black and Blue
16 Teach Me Tonight (Mercury 70497)(a-side)(R&B 4/1954)
17 Pennies From Heaven
18 Give Me Back My Tears
19 Darn That Dream
20 Blue Skies

DISC 2:
01 I Get A Kick Out Of You
02 Love For Sale
03 After You’ve Gone
04 More Than You Know
05 Birth of the Blues
06 What Is This Thing Called Love
07 Let’s Do It
08 I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling
09 Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now
10 Again
11 Stairway To The Stars (Mercury 8035)(b-side, 1947)
12 Everybody Loves My Baby (Mercury 71220)(uncharted a-side, 1957)
13 Half As Much (Mercury 8294)(b-side, 1952)
14 My Devotion
15 If I Were A Bell
16 Caravan
17 Makin’ Whoopee
18 Cold Cold Heart (Mercury 5728)(R&B 3/1951)
19 It Could Happen To You (Mercury 71560)(a-side)(BB 53/1960)
20 Honeysuckle Rose

DISC 3:
01 A Rockin’ Good Way (with Brook Benton)(Mercury 71629)(a-side)(R&B 1(4)/1960; BB 7/1960)
02 Big Deal (Mercury 8187)(b-side, 1950)
03 Come Rain Or Come Shine
04 Someone’s Rockin’ My Dreamboat
05 There Is No Greater Love
06 I Concentrate On You (Mercury 70694)(R&B 11/1955)
07 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
08 If I Loved You (Mercury 8206)(b-side, 1951)
09 I Remember You
10 If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
11 Perdido
12 I’m Through With Love
13 It’s Magic
14 Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?
15 Send Me To The Electric Chair
16 Resolution Blues (Mercury 8082)(b-side)(R&B 15/1948)*double sided hit.
17 Big Long Slidin’ Thing (Mercury 70392)(uncharted a-side, 1954)
18 Long John Blues (Mercury 8148)(b-side)(R&B 3/1949)*double sided hit.
19 Short John (Mercury 70329)(uncharted a-side, 1954)
20 Backwater Blues

DISC 4:
01 September In The Rain (Mercury 71876)(a-side)(R&B 5/1961; BB 23/1961)
02 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
03 I Cried For You (Mercury 70046)(b-side, 1952)
04 (Remember Me) I’m The One Who Loves You
05 I Thought About You
06 Stardust
07 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
08 Time After Time
09 Nothing In The World (Mercury 71508)(b-side, 1959)
10 Careless Love
11 Bye Bye Blues
12 So In Love
13 Stormy Weather (Mercury 5906)(uncharted a-side, 1952)
14 Easy Living
15 This Can’t Be Love
16 Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do (Mercury 8231)(uncharted a-side, 1951)
17 Christopher Columbus
18 You’re Crying
19 But Not For Me
20 Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye

DISC 5:
01 Manhattan
02 Unforgettable (Mercury 71508)(a-side)(R&B 15/1959; BB 17/1959)
03 Love Walked In (Mercury 71696)(a-side)(R&B 16/1960; BB 30/1960)
04 I’ve Got You Under My Skin
05 Squeeze Me
06 Willow Weep For Me
07 I Believe
08 A Cottage For Sale
09 Look To The Rainbow
10 Lover Come Back To Me
11 I Apologize (Mercury 8209)(b-side, 1951)
12 Just One More Chance (Mercury 5736)(uncharted a-side, 1952)
13 I Wanna Be Loved (Mercury 8181)(a-side)(R&B 5/1950; BB 22/1950)
14 Since I Fell For You (Mercury 8057)(uncharted a-side, 1947)
15 My Song (Mercury 8294)(uncharted a-side, 1952)
16 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
17 Tell Me Why (Mercury 8267)(b-side)(R&B 7/1952)*double sided hit.
18 If I Had You
19 Soft Wind (Mercury 70906)(R&B 13/1956)
20 The Age of Miracles (Mercury 71560)(b-side, 1960)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This is a good collection of songs by Dinah Washington, a good mix of album tracks plus some singles.
2 The sound is generally good: clean with no hiss.
3 There is an 8-page booklet with an essay written by Phil Graham. Dates of recordings were included.
4 All the songs are original versions, not re-recorded versions.
5 The price is reasonable for a 5 CD set.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 There are no label & number, no chart positions.
2 The songs are not arranged chronologically.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Dinah Washington was born Ruth Lee Jones on August 29, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is truly one of the all-time great jazz-blues singers. She unfortunately died of alcohol/pill overdose on December 14, 1963 (age 39). She left us at a time when she was reaching the peak of her charting career, with such charted R&B and Pop classics as What A Diff’rence A Day Makes and September in the Rain. This 5 CD set contains a good mixture of her later recordings from different albums and also some singles, and is a good way to introduce you to the wonderful soulful voice of Dinah Washington. It is recommended.
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on 21 November 2013
I am quite new to discovering Dinah Washington, I heard her voice singing on radio 2 recently and it stopped me in my tracks as I thought she had such a wonderful effortless voice. Which in my opinion is the sign of someone who really can sing. I sent for this CD from Amazon as I thought it was good value for money for 100 of her songs, which it definately is compared to the price of some of the CD's of Dinah Washington. I played CD 4 first as I love September in the Rain. I played this one so much, in the house, in my car, that I haven't even got around to playing any of the others CD's yet! My personal favorites on this CD are Time After Time, Nothing in The World, Your're Crying, Every Time We Say Goodbye and of course September in the Rain. Dinah has such a raw, natural voice and is a pleasure to listen too. I also read somewhere that Amy Winehouse took alot of inspiration from some of her songs, someone else who was also so very talented. I just love this collection, such good value for money. Such a lovely relaxing CD.
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on 19 May 2013
Well packaged,delivered super quick.
Just love it love it love it.
So super smoth and very relaxing.
Go on,treat yourself you deserve it!
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on 28 October 2013
perfect present purchased for my mum as she loves Dinah Wasinghton.
She was really happy with the selection of records on this cd
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on 27 October 2016
This Dinah Washington 100 has it all. She was a real class singer whether it was the blues, or just easy listening. What a great voice, which became even richer yet remained so natural during the later years. Excellent
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on 9 November 2015
Great recordings, good value, quick delivery
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on 12 January 2015
Dinah Washington, the name says it all. A very welcomed singer
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on 24 September 2014
Superb singer. In my opinion she was the best of that era.
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on 14 July 2014
This cd is fantastic. Great value, I love it.
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on 16 March 2014
She was wonderful, and her music still is...this is as complete a collection of her music life as anyone could want, and good value to boot...like it a lot.
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