Unforgettable (Dinah Washington album)

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Studio album by Dinah Washington

1961 (LP record, vinyl)

1991 (Compilation album)
Recorded August 1959, January 15, 1961
Genre Pop standards
Length 46:21 (Compilation album)
Label Mercury
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Unforgettable is a 1961 LP record by blues, R&B and jazz singer Dinah Washington, released on the Mercury Records label, and reissued as a compilation album in 1991.[2] The record shows the singer mostly in a Pop star role instead of her traditional jazz & blues style. Allmusic reviews the compilation album as saying: "This CD (which has the original LP program of 12 songs joined by six others) finds Washington singing brief (mostly under three-minute) versions of standards in hopes of gaining another hit.".[3] The single "Unforgettable", released in 1959, peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1961,[4] and Dinah's recording of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Bitter Earth" (Clyde Otis) – 2:27
  2. "I Understand" (Mabel Wayne, Kim Gannon) – 2:38
  3. "This Love of Mine" (Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra) – 2:39
  4. "Alone" (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown) – 2:21
  5. "Somewhere Along the Line" (Walter Merrick, Dinah Washington) – 2:39
  6. "The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)" (Irving Berlin) – 2:52
  7. "Everybody Loves Somebody" (Sam Coslow, Irving Taylor, Ken Lane) – 2:26
  8. "Ask a Woman Who Knows" (Victor Abrams) – 2:42
  9. "A Man Only Does (What a Woman Makes Him Do)" (Clyde Otis, Kelly Owens) – 2:24
  10. "A Bad Case of the Blues" (Clyde Otis) – 2:38
  11. "When I Fall in Love" (Victor Young, Edward Heyman) – 2:33
  12. "Unforgettable" (Irving Gordon) – 2:42
Additional tracks on 1991 compilation album
  1. "Lingering" (Stell Adams, Dinah Washington) – 2:35
  2. "Do You Want It That Way" (Billy Bowen, Dinah Washington) – 2:24
  3. "Congratulations to Someone" (Roy Alfred, Andy Gibson) – 2:14
  4. "I'm in Heaven Tonight" (Clyde Otis, Leroy Kirkland) – 2:31
  5. "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:42
  6. "Surprise Party" (Bob Hilliard, Walter Bishop, Sr.) – 1:54