Dinah Washington - Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington (1987)
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Genre ~ Vocal Jazz | Label ~ Mercury Records
Not quite as fine as Sarah Vaughan's Compact Jazz disc, this Verve roundup still nicely frames Dinah Washington's stay at the label with a fetching array of her best cuts from the '50s and early '60s. Taking in some of Washington's best-known pop songs ("What a Difference a Day Makes"), the disc touches on her excellent Fats Waller ("Keepin' out of Mischief Now") and Bessie Smith ("Backwater Blues") songbooks, while also including something from a fiery live date with Clifford Brown ("I've Got You Under My Skin"). And this is not to forget a handful of finely gauged readings of such perennials as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Easy Living," and "I Could Write a Book." Topped off with fine support by a bevy of top players, Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington makes for the ideal introductory disc.
01. What A Difference A Day Makes (2:32)
02. I Could Write A Book (4:26)
03. Make Me A Present Of You (2:52)
04. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (3:24)
05. I Wanna Be Loved (2:45)
06. Manhattan (4:19)
07. I've Got You Under My Skin (5:23)
08. I Remember Clifford (2:37)
09. Unforgettable (2:44)
10. Easy Living (5:01)
11. Backwater Blues (4:45)
12. If I Were A Bell (2:08)
13. Teach Me Tonight (2:47)
14. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now (2:41)
15. All Of Me (5:24)
16. This Bitter Earth (2:26)

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