Dinah! (album)

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Dinah!
Dinah! (Dinah Washington album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Dinah Washington
Released 1956
Recorded January 11 and November 11, 1956 in Los Angeles and New York City, USA
Genre
Length 53:25
Label EmArcy[1]
Producer Bob Shad
Dinah Washington chronology
For Those in Love
(1955)For Those in Love1955
Dinah!
(1956)
In the Land of Hi-Fi
(1956)In the Land of Hi-Fi1956
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 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. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Look to the Rainbow" Yip Harburg Burton Lane 2:48
2. "Ill Wind[d]" Ted Koehler Harold Arlen 3:39
3. "A Cottage for Sale[a]" Larry Conley Willard Robison 3:18
4. "All of Me[d]" Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons Marks, Simons 3:45
5. "More Than You Know[c]" Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu Vincent Youmans 3:52
6. "There'll Be Some Changes Made[c]" Billy Higgins Benton Overstreet 3:02
Side B
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
7. "Goodbye[b]" Gordon Jenkins Jenkins 3:21
8. "Willow Weep for Me[d]" Ann Ronell Ronell 3:28
9. "Make Me a Present of You[c]" Joe Greene Greene 3:46
10. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes[b]" Otto Harbach Jerome Kern 3:24
11. "I Could Have Told You[c]" Carl Sigman Jimmy Van Heusen 3:14
12. "Accent on Youth[d]" Tot Seymour Vee Lawnhurst 3:20

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!

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.