Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller

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Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller
Studio album by Dinah Washington
Released 1957
Recorded October 1, 2, 4, November 20, 1957
Genre Vocal Jazz, blues, pop standards
Length 30:46
Label Emarcy, Verve (reissue)
Producer Bob Shad
Dinah Washington chronology
The Swingin' Miss "D"
(1957)
Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller
(1957)
Dinah Sings Bessie Smith
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller is a 1957 LP album by blues, R&B and jazz singer Dinah Washington released on the Emarcy label, and reissued by Verve Records in 1990 as The Fats Waller Songbook. In the album Washington covers 12 songs, which have been penned or performed by jazz pianist, organist, singer and songwriter Fats Waller. Allmusic details the album in its review as saying: "Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller appropriately brings together Waller's vivacious songs and Washington's demonstrative vocal talents. The jazz diva effortlessly handles Waller classics while turning in particularly emotive renditions. Adding nice variety to the already strong set, Washington's husband at the time, saxophonist Eddie Chamblee, joins the singer for playful duets on "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Everybody Loves My Baby".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Christopher Columbus" (Chu Berry, Andy Razaf) – 2:45
  2. "Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do" (Porter Grainger, Robert Graham Prince, Clarence Williams) – 3:25
  3. "Jitterbug Waltz" (Fats Waller, Richard Maltby, Jr.) – 2:45
  4. "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat" (Leon René, Emerson Scott) – 1:58
  5. "Ain't Cha Glad?" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) – 2:43
  6. "Squeeze Me" (Fats Waller, Clarence Williams) – 2:07
  7. "Ain't Misbehavin''" (Fats Waller, Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf) – 2:32
  8. "Black and Blue" (Fats Waller, Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf) – 2:55
  9. "Everybody Loves My Baby" (Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer) – 2:36
  10. "I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling" (Fats Waller, Harry Link, Billy Rose) – 2:23
  11. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) – 2:33
  12. "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) – 2:34

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