Dinah '62 [Bonus Tracks]

Dinah '62 [Bonus Tracks]

by Dinah WashingtonDinah Washington


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The first of five LPs Dinah Washington recorded for Roulette during her last year and a half of life, Dinah '62 finds one of the foremost interpreters in vocal jazz treading merrily through a set of standards informed by Fred Norman's modern and commercially slanted big-band arrangements. Despite a few trad vocal backgrounds, most of these charts never overwhelm the songs or Washington's performances, and sometimes add to them; this version of the decades-old "Red Sails in the Sunset" benefits from its earthy electric guitar and organ. The singer brings a lifetime of experience to these songs, carrying the soporific world-weariness of Johnny Mercer's "Drinking Again" but then skating rompishly over the light novelty "Destination Moon." Washington is far more willing to indulge in histrionics than earlier in her career, but still exhibits remarkable control over her vocalizing, whether light or forceful. [EMI's 2003 reissue of Dinah '62 added four songs recorded at the same session but released on subsequent LPs, including the hard-living "Me and My Gin."]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2003
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724358183122
catalogNumber: 81831
Rank: 49088

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dinah Washington   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Green   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Russ Morgan   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Malcolm Addey   Remixing
Gene Austin   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Henry Glover   Producer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Fred Norman   Arranger
Larry Stock   Composer
Eddie Smith   Engineer
Chuck Stewart   Cover Photo
Donald Elfman   Liner Notes
Carmen Lombardo   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Bill Austin   Composer
Hugh Williams   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Nicholas Brodszky   Composer
Harry Burke   Composer
James Cavanaugh   Composer
Teepee Mitchell   Composer
Wes McWain   Composer

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