Dinah! (album)

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Dinah!
Dinah! (Dinah Washington album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Dinah Washington
Released1956
RecordedJanuary 11 and November 11, 1956 in Los Angeles and New York City, USA
Genre
Length53:25
LabelEmArcy[1]
ProducerBob Shad
Dinah Washington chronology
For Those in Love
(1955)
Dinah!
(1956)
In the Land of Hi-Fi
(1956)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

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.

Reception[edit]

Allmusic details the album in its review as saying:

The single "Make Me a Present of You" peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart in 1958.[3][1]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Look to the Rainbow"Yip HarburgBurton Lane2:48
2."Ill Wind[d]"Ted KoehlerHarold Arlen3:39
3."A Cottage for Sale[a]"Larry ConleyWillard Robison3:18
4."All of Me[d]"Gerald Marks, Seymour SimonsMarks, Simons3:45
5."More Than You Know[c]"Billy Rose, Edward EliscuVincent Youmans3:52
6."There'll Be Some Changes Made[c]"Billy HigginsBenton Overstreet3:02
Side B
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
7."Goodbye[b]"Gordon JenkinsJenkins3:21
8."Willow Weep for Me[d]"Ann RonellRonell3:28
9."Make Me a Present of You[c]"Joe GreeneGreene3:46
10."Smoke Gets in Your Eyes[b]"Otto HarbachJerome Kern3:24
11."I Could Have Told You[c]"Carl SigmanJimmy Van Heusen3:14
12."Accent on Youth[d]"Tot SeymourVee Lawnhurst3:20

Additional tracks on later releases

  1. "What Is This Thing Called Love?"[b]
  1. "The Show Must Go On"[b]
  • Albert Frisch (music); Roy Alfred (words) – 2:27
  1. "The Birth of the Blues"[b]

Notes

  • ^[a] – Recorded January 12, 1955 in New York.
  • ^[b] – November 10, 1955 in Los Angeles.
  • ^[c] – November 11, 1955 in Los Angeles.
  • ^[d] – November 12, 1955 in Los Angeles.

Selected re-issues and compilations[edit]

Re-issues

Dinah!

  • PolyGram (CD) (©1991)
  • New program notes by James Isaacs (of WBUR-FM)
  • OCLC 25107940

Compilations

The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury[4]

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[5]

  • Georgie Auld – tenor saxophone
  • Keter Betts – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums
  • Maynard Ferguson – trumpet
  • Tom Ferguson – trumpet
  • Herb Geller – alto saxophone
  • Conrad Gozzo – trumpet
  • Al Hendrickson – guitar
  • Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt – alto saxophone
  • James Isaacs – liner notes
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Tokiwa Kinoshita – digital remastering, remastering
  • Manny Klein – trumpet
  • Ray Linn – trumpet
  • Hal Mooney – arranger, conductor
  • Hal Mooney Orchestra – musician
  • Ben Mundy – preparation for release
  • Tom Pederson – trombone
  • Cliff Preiss – preparation for release
  • Frank Rosolino – trombone
  • Babe Russin – tenor saxophone
  • Bob Shad – producer
  • Dinah Washington – vocals
  • Si Zentner – trombone

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd., was a Japanese record company that was founded June 1, 1970. It was a joint venture between Victor and Matsushita (owning 60%) and Philips Phonografische Industrie (owning 40%). The company mainly distributed the Phonogram labels Philips, Fontana, Mercury, Island, Vertigo and Charisma. Vinyl records were mastered and pressed by the Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd. pressing plant in Yokohama until 1988. Around 1995 the company was renamed to Mercury Music Entertainment Co. Ltd.
  2. ^ Kiyoshi Tokiwa (born 1936 Sakai, Japan) is a Japanese jazz producer, editor, radio DJ, and liner notes author. He was editor of the Japanese jazz magazine, Swing Journal (de) (ISSN 0039-744X), from 1962 to 1979 and from 1990 to 1993.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dinah Washington, Dinah!, EmArcy MG 36065 (recorded 1955; released 1956); OCLC 10801888
  2. ^ a b Cook, Stephen. ""Dinah! — Review"". AllMusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
  3. ^ "The Billboard Hot R & B Sides," Billboard, December 15, 1958, pg. 80
  4. ^ The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury
        Vol. 1: 1946–1949 (3 CDs)
        Vol. 2: 1950–1952 (3 CDs)
        Vol. 3: 1952–1954 (3 CDs)
        Vol. 4: 1954–1956 (3 CDs)
        Vol. 5: 1956–1958 (3 CDs)
        Vol. 6: 1958–1960 (3 CDs)
        Vol. 7: 1961 (3 CDs)
  5. ^ "Dinah! - Dinah Washington | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2017.