Dinah Washington

The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 6 (1958-1960)

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Up until 1959, Dinah Washington was able to excel in every musical setting that she found herself. A strong jazz/blues vocalist who had many R&B hits, Washington always sounded confident and soulful even when backed by studio orchestras. However after her February 19, 1959 recording of "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" became a major hit and she gained fame, Washington stuck to safely commercial pop music. Even when she was singing superior songs during the 1959-1963 period, she was always backed by large orchestras outfitted with extremely commercial charts better suited to country-pop stars. The sixth in Mercury's series of three-CD sets starts with the February 19 session and covers 21 months in Washington's career.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:18 Amazon
2 2:28 Amazon
3 2:16 Amazon
4 2:28 Amazon
5 2:49 Amazon
6 2:18 Amazon
7 2:31 Amazon
8 2:19 Amazon
9 2:28 Amazon
10 2:32 Amazon
11 2:42 Amazon
12 2:33 Amazon
13 2:27 Amazon
14 2:30 Amazon
15 2:21 Amazon
16 4:17 Amazon
17 2:45 Amazon
18 3:16 Amazon
19 2:45
20 2:21 Amazon
21 2:52
22 2:38 Amazon
23 2:39 Amazon
24 3:38 Amazon
25 2:48 Amazon
26 2:42 Amazon
27 2:35 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:24 Amazon
2 2:38 Amazon
3 2:36 Amazon
4 2:39 Amazon
5 2:39 Amazon
6 2:32 Amazon
7 2:42
8 2:26 Amazon
9 2:27 Amazon
10 3:29 Amazon
11 2:32 Amazon
12 2:09 Amazon
13 3:26 Amazon
14
3:38 Amazon
15 2:49 Amazon
16 2:31 Amazon
17 2:36 Amazon
18 2:24 Amazon
19 2:26 Amazon
20 3:23 Amazon
21 2:27
22 3:22 Amazon
23 2:32 Amazon
24 2:39 Amazon
25 2:35 Amazon
26 2:16 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:18 Amazon
2 3:08 Amazon
3 2:37 Amazon
4 2:16 Amazon
5 2:35 Amazon
6 2:35 Amazon
7 2:38 Amazon
8 2:35 Amazon
9 3:38 Amazon
10 2:37 Amazon
11 2:27 Amazon
12 2:46 Amazon
13 2:28 Amazon
14 2:43 Amazon
15 3:04 Amazon
16 2:28 Amazon
17 2:24 Amazon
18 2:07 Amazon
19 2:45 Amazon
20 2:40 Amazon
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