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Dinah Washington - The Swingin' Miss "D" (1957) [Reissue 1998]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 16, 2018
Dinah Washington - The Swingin' Miss "D" (1957) [Reissue 1998]

Dinah Washington - The Swingin' Miss "D" (1957) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 168 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (314 558 074-2)

Dinah Washington was accompanied by an orchestra organized and conducted by Quincy Jones on this 1957 album, and she was singing to arrangements mostly written by the young bandleader, swing charts of pop standards by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. The result had much in common with the swing albums of Frank Sinatra in the same period, especially because Jones' arrangements were heavily influenced by Billy May and Nelson Riddle. Sinatra's records were regarded as "pop, " of course, and Washington's, at least when released on the EmArcy subsidiary of Mercury Records, as "jazz, " but her precise articulation and attention to lyrical meaning left little room for improvisation, and while Jones allowed for brief solos from a band that included Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, Urbie Green, and Milt Hinton…

Dinah Washington - Ballads (2002)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 14, 2018
Dinah Washington - Ballads (2002)

Dinah Washington - Ballads (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 226.35 Mb | 40:12 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Roulette Jazz - 7243 5 37559 2 8

Including tracks from her early-'60s period at Roulette, Ballads is a collection aimed at casual fans of Dinah Washington, one of the most bewitching vocalists of the jazz era. Granted, this wasn't the peak of her career; she only recorded five records with the label, most of them shortly before her death. Contrary to the thoughts of jazz critics, though, Washington was still singing with strength and subtlety, and the compilers deftly build the theme of an ongoing relationship with this sequence of standards. Beginning with the dreamy "Lover Man," Ballads progresses through the first blush of a love affair ("I Didn't Know About You") and takes in a few highs ("If It's the Last Thing I Do") along with plenty of lows ("He's Gone Again," "What's New?," "These Foolish Things," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home"). The arrangements are smooth and occasionally overly maudlin, but the assured voice of Dinah Washington triumphs in every setting.
Dinah Washington - The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol.1-7 (21CDs, 1987)

Dinah Washington - The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol.1-7 (21CDs, 1987)
Vocal Jazz, Blues, R&B, Gospel | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,03 Gb
Label: Mercury / Polygram

Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues". She was a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Dinah Washington - Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes  Music

Posted by brekk at Oct. 15, 2009
Dinah Washington - Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes

Dinah Washington - Complete 1943-1951 Mercury Master Takes
jazz | 4CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | + mp3 vbr256 | cover
Jazz Factory | RAR +5% recovery | 1444MB / 414MB
Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964/2011) [TR24][OF]

Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington
Vocal Jazz, Soul | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 40:02 min | 792 MB | Front Cover
Label: Columbia Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 1964/2011

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington is the sixth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on February 18, 1964, by Columbia Records, The album is a tribute dedicated to the recently deceased singer Dinah Washington. The sessions were recorded in New York. A few tunes were cut with strings in order to bring out the essential ballad character of the songs (with the help of Bob Mersey's arranging); most of the tracks, though, were made with the assistance of a small and sympathetic accompanying group for which Mersey supplied minimal written guidance.
Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes! (1959) [MFSL UDCD 698] Repost

Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes! (1959)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 698 | ~ 182 or 78 Mb | Scans -> 22 Mb
Jazz, Pop

One of the more notorious albums in the history of vocal music, What a Diff'rence a Day Makes! is the lush session that bumped up Dinah Washington from the "Queen of the Blues" to a middle-of-the-road vocal wondress – and subsequently disenfranchised quite a few jazz purists…
Kathryn Hettel - Cookin' In The Kitchen With Dinah: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (2016)

Kathryn Hettel - Cookin' In The Kitchen With Dinah: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:03:12 | 113 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Blues | Label: Critical Sun Recordings

Cookin' In The Kitchen with Dinah: A Tribute To Dinah Washington. The third album by Northwest vocalist Kathryn Hettel is a collection of her favorite songs from the iconic Dinah Washington. Spanning genres of Jazz, Blues, Pop and Soul. The album pays loving tribute to "The Queen,' as well as expands on the sounds from her repertoire. The album was a three year project in which Hettel and her co-producers, Engineer Steve Feasely and Drummer Rick J Bowen, saw to fruition an idea hatched a decade previous. Kathryn has been singing Dinah's songs for years always striving to emulate the sass and style of Dinah. In 2014 a skilled rhythm section of Darrius Willrich on Piano & Keyboards, Patrick McDanel Bass, Rick J Bowen on Drums, and guitarist Kevin Andrew Sutton laid down the basic tracks.

Dinah Washington - Original Queen Of Soul (2014)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at July 1, 2016
Dinah Washington - Original Queen Of Soul (2014)

Dinah Washington - Original Queen Of Soul (2014)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 237 min | 553 MB
Label: Fantastic Voyage | Rel: 2014

Dinah Washington was arguably the first Queen of Soul, having gained herself the soubriquet ‘The Queen’ in music circles of the early 1950s through the volume of hit records and performance notices achieved in the first decade of her career. She rose from the clubs and bars of Southside Chicago in the mid-1940s to enjoy a wealth of hit singles - some 40 reaching the Billboard R&B charts through the 1950s as Mercury Records reaped the value of her talent with almost as many albums. It wasn’t until 1959 that Dinah scored her first major Hot 100 hit, with ‘What A Diff’rence A Day Makes’, a turning point which also brought about hit duets with label-mate Brook Benton. With the new decade came a move to Roulette Records, where producer Henry Glover, as well as recording her on classy ballads and standards, invigorated her sound, turning back to the blues, whilst remaining at the forefront of the emergent soul market. Just as her career was about to reach new heights, galvanised by a new and diverse style, on the evening of December 14, 1963, Dinah took several sleeping pills after a heavy drinking session and didn’t make it to the next morning.

Dinah Washington - The Definitive Dinah Washington (2002)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at May 26, 2016
Dinah Washington - The Definitive Dinah Washington (2002)

Dinah Washington - The Definitive Dinah Washington (2002)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49 min | 162 MB
Label: Verve | Rel: 2002

This 20-track compilation released as a joint venture by Verve and Blue Note, covers a lot of ground – from 1943 to 1962 – but then, so did Dinah Washington. She sang down and dirty blues, lush ballads, romantic standards, sophisticated R&B, swinging jazz, and even country, and this disc gives a taste of each style. Her earliest recordings were rooted in the blues and are represented by 1943's low-down and nasty "Evil Girl Blues," 1951's "New Blowtop Blues," and the filthy and funny "Big Long Slidin' Thing" from 1954. By the mid-'50s Washington had segued into a more sophisticated jazz style. Her version of "Teach Me Tonight" from 1954 featuring Hal Mooney's orchestra is seminal, her recording of "White Gardenia" from 1955 nothing short of heartbreaking. She also did an incredible cover of Hank Snow's country hit "I Don't Hurt Anymore" in 1954.

Dinah Washington - The Queen Sings (4CD Box Set) (2002)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at July 23, 2015
Dinah Washington - The Queen Sings (4CD Box Set) (2002)

Dinah Washington - The Queen Sings (4CD Box Set) (2002)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 310 min | 711 MB
Label: Proper | Rel: 2002

Dinah Washington recorded a stunning amount of material in her too-short career (when she died in Detroit in 1963 she was only 39 years old – somehow she still managed to find time for seven marriages), most of it during her lengthy association with Mercury Records between 1948 and 1955. Washington seemingly tackled everything under the sun in the recording studio, cutting jazz, R&B, blues, and pop sides with an assortment of small groups, trios, sextets, and increasingly, toward the end of her life, with large orchestras, and if she seemed to be gradually fading into blander and sleeker arrangements as time went on, her voice always remained focused and coiled, and her bluesy phrasing has influenced far more singers than most folks realize.