Dinah Washington

The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 5 (1956-1958)

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Mercury has given the great singer Dinah Washington the complete treatment with seven three-CD sets that contain all of her recordings during the 1946-1961 period, practically her entire career. Vol. 5 is the final volume to be highly recommended, since it has her final jazz recordings. On many of these performances she is backed by orchestras led by Quincy Jones, Ernie Wilkins (including a tribute to Fats Waller), or Eddie Chamblee in arrangements that often leave room for short statements from some of the sidemen; one of the albums with Chamblee has a full set of songs associated with Bessie Smith. Vol. 5 (which contains only a few commercial sides) concludes with her strong performance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:42
2
2:45
3 2:24
4 3:08
5 2:25
6 2:29
7 3:09 Amazon
8 2:28
9 2:32 Amazon
10 3:23 Amazon
11 2:37 Amazon
12 2:57 Amazon
13 2:45 Amazon
14 2:25 Amazon
15 3:29 Amazon
16 2:27 Amazon
17 3:58 Amazon
18 2:26 Amazon
19 2:43 Amazon
20 2:51 Amazon
21
2:41
22
2:28
23 2:31
24 2:36 Amazon
25 2:35
26 2:25 Amazon
27 2:36 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:39
2 2:48
3 2:56 Amazon
4 2:34 Amazon
5 2:51
6 1:55
7 2:11
8 3:16
9 2:55
10 2:50 Amazon
11 2:59 Amazon
12 2:47 Amazon
13 3:27 Amazon
14 2:01 Amazon
15 1:47 Amazon
16 2:45 Amazon
17 2:09 Amazon
18
2:17
19 2:25
20 2:09
21
2:46
22 3:36 Amazon
23 3:14 Amazon
24 3:35 Amazon
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