Dinah Washington

The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 7 (1961)

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The seventh and final volume in Mercury's Complete series of Dinah Washington's recordings has impeccable packaging and largely inferior music, at least from the jazz standpoint. After recording a surprising hit version of "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" in 1959, the singer stuck exclusively to middle-of-the-road pop music with large string orchestras on her recordings. This three-CD set (which contains Washington's final 67 recordings for Mercury plus a recently discovered alternate take from 1947) is often difficult to sit through for it totally lacks surprises, suspense or spontaneity. For completists only, but get the first five volumes.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:14 Amazon
2 1:54 Amazon
3 3:42 Amazon
4 3:02 Amazon
5 3:49 Amazon
6 2:04 Amazon
7 2:48 Amazon
8 3:19 Amazon
9 2:03 Amazon
10 2:06 Amazon
11 2:37 Amazon
12 2:06 Amazon
13 2:02 Amazon
14 2:02 Amazon
15 3:13 Amazon
16 2:23 Amazon
17 2:28 Amazon
18
2:26 Amazon
19
2:14 Amazon
20 1:55 Amazon
21 2:45 Amazon
22 3:01 Amazon
23 2:23 Amazon
24 2:56 Amazon
25 3:02 Amazon
26 3:38 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:30 Amazon
2 2:45 Amazon
3 3:20 Amazon
4 2:19
5 2:55 Amazon
6 2:29 Amazon
7 2:43 Amazon
8 2:40 Amazon
9 2:21 Amazon
10 4:25 Amazon
11 2:47 Amazon
12 9:08
13 3:02 Amazon
14 3:41 Amazon
15 3:23 Amazon
16 2:45 Amazon
17 3:01 Amazon
18 2:17 Amazon
19 2:05 Amazon
20 2:07 Amazon
21 2:44 Amazon
22 2:11 Amazon
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