Greatest Hits 1946-1953

Greatest Hits 1946-1953

by Dinah WashingtonDinah Washington


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Dinah Washington was a perennial on the postwar R&B and jukebox charts, and this valuable Acrobat compilation collects no less than 47 of her sides from the late '40s and early '50s. The period saw her moving from early blues sides, with help from Lionel Hampton ("Salty Papa Blues," "Evil Gal Blues") to her take on more urbane material, including pop hits of the time like "Hey Good Lookin'" with the Ravens, "Cold, Cold Heart" and "Wheel of Fortune" (in case there's any doubt, she was more than a match for Kay Starr on the latter). The sound quality leaves a bit to be desired, but the wealth of material on display is more than enough to compensate.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/25/2004
Label: Fabulous
UPC: 0824046200022
catalogNumber: 2000
Rank: 9676


Disc 1

  1. Salty Papa Blues
  2. Evil Gal Blues
  3. Walking Blues
  4. When a Woman Loves a Man
  5. A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side)
  6. Blow Top Blues
  7. Stairway to the Stars
  8. Fool That I Am
  9. Since I Fell for You
  10. I Love You, Yes I Do
  11. Ain't Misbehavin'
  12. West Side Baby
  13. Walkin' and Talkin'
  14. I Want to Cry
  15. Resolution Blues
  16. In the Rain
  17. Tell Me So
  18. Am I Asking Too Much?
  19. It's Too Soon to Know
  20. Laughing Boy
  21. You Satisfy
  22. Baby Get Lost
  23. Long John Blues
  24. I Challenge Your Kiss

Disc 2

  1. Good Daddy Blues
  2. I Only Know
  3. It Isn't Fair
  4. Journey's End
  5. I Wanna Be Loved
  6. I'll Never Be Free
  7. Time Out for Tears
  8. Harbor Lights
  9. My Heart Cries for You
  10. I Won't Cry Anymore
  11. Be Fair to Me
  12. Hey Good Lookin'
  13. Out in the Cold Again
  14. Cold, Cold Heart
  15. Just One More Chance
  16. Wheel of Fortune
  17. Tell Me Why
  18. Trouble in Mind
  19. New Blowtop Blues
  20. Double Dealing Daddy
  21. Pillow Blues
  22. TV Is the Thing This Year
  23. Fat Daddy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dinah Washington   Primary Artist
Milt Buckner   Piano
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Leader
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Charles Mingus   Double Bass
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Lucky Thompson   Leader,Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Herbie Fields   Alto Saxophone
Bob Hardaway   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Jackson   Trumpet
Jimmy Ricks   Bass
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Rupert Cole   Alto Saxophone
Ernie Wilkins   Alto Saxophone
Karl George   Trumpet
Jewell L. Grant   Alto Saxophone
Charles Harris   Bass
George Hudson   Trumpet
Gus Johnson   Drums
Joe Koch   Baritone Saxophone
Billy Mackel   Guitar
Joe Morris   Trumpet
Gene Porter   Baritone Saxophone
Benny Powell   Trombone
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Reasinger   Trumpet
Tom Reeves   Trumpet
Rudy Rutherford   Clarinet
Bill Settles   Bass
Teddy Stewart   Drums
Leonard Heavy Swain   Bass
Bob Merrill   Trumpet
Lee Young   Drums
Andrew Gardner   Alto Saxophone
Rudy Martin   Piano
Joe Van Loan   Tenor (Vocal)
Curtis Walker   Drums
Chuck Norris   Guitar
Sylvester Payne   Drums
Fred Radcliffe   Drums
Vernon King   Double Bass
Art Pearlman   Trombone
Dave Young Orchestra   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Stanton   Drums
Joe O'Rear   Bass
Wilbert Baranco   Piano
Bob Robinson   Tenor Saxophone
Arnold Jarvis   Piano
Ed Freeman   Alto Saxophone
Roger White   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Percy Faith   Composer
Baxter   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Mundell Lowe   Composer
Lucky Millinder   Composer
Lucky Thompson   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Dinah Washington   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Hadda Brooks   Composer
Marty Gold   Composer
Alberts   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Armand Piron   Composer
Dallas Bartley   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Johnny Cameron   Composer
Danny Cobb   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Gordon Kennedy   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Dave Penny   Liner Notes
Carl Sigman   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Leonard Heavy Swain   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Floyd Hunt   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Richard Himber   Composer
Mundy   Composer
Harry Brooks   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
William Sanford   Composer
Billy Moore   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Helen Miller   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Abe Schiff   Composer
Anna Spencer   Composer
Sylvester Sprigato   Composer
Hugh Williams   Composer
Irving Berman   Composer
Deborah Chessler   Composer
Ravon Darnell   Composer
Jane Feather   Composer
Frisch   Composer
Tommy George   Composer
Frank Warshauer   Composer
Sally Nix   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Leo Hickman   Composer
Fay Whitman   Composer
Frank Messner   Composer

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