Dinah! (album)

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Studio album by Dinah Washington
Released 1956
Recorded January 11, November 11, 1956
Genre Vocal Jazz, blues, pop standards
Length 53:25
Label Emarcy
Producer Bob Shad
Dinah Washington chronology
For Those in Love
In the Land of Hi-Fi
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Dinah! is a 1956 album by blues, R&B and jazz singer Dinah Washington released on the Emarcy label. The album includes a mix of jazz, popular and blues standards of the period, all selected to emphasize the vocalist's style. Allmusic details the album in its review as saying: "Dinah! includes a very enjoyable mix of medium-tempo and after-hours vocal numbers. On a handful of cuts, Washington gets into the kind of smoldering and declamatory blues mode she excelled at.".[2] The single "Make Me a Present of You" peaked at #27 on the Billboard US R&B chart in 1958.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Look to the Rainbow" (Yip Harburg, Burton Lane) – 2:48
  2. "Ill Wind" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:39
  3. "A Cottage for Sale" (Willard Robison, Larry Conley) – 3:18
  4. "All of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 3:45
  5. "More Than You Know" (Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu) – 3:52
  6. "There'll Be Some Changes Made" (Billy Higgins, Benton Overstreet) – 3:02
  7. "Goodbye" (Cowell, Gibson, Jacob, Jenkins, Sager, Walden) – 3:21
  8. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 3:28
  9. "Make Me a Present of You" (Joe Greene) – 3:46
  10. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 3:24
  11. "I Could Have Told You" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Carl Sigman) – 3:14
  12. "Accent on Youth" (Vee Lawnhurst, Tot Seymour) – 3:20
  13. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter) - 6:45
  14. "The Show Must Go On" (Al Frisch, Roy Alfred) - 2:27
  15. "The Birth of the Blues" (Ray Henderson, Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown) - 3:56