Aretha Franklin’s ‘Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington’ is a studio album dedicated to the recently deceased singer, released on February 18, 1964.
Track Listing : 1.Unforgettable (Irving Gordon) – 03:39 . 2.Cold, Cold Heart (Hank Williams) – 04:35 . 3.What A Diff’Rence A Day Made (Stanley Adams, María Méndez Grever) – 03:30 . 4.Drinking Again (Johnny Mercer, Doris Tauber) – 03:28 . 5.Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning (Tom Delaney, Pearl Delaney) – 05:10 . 6.Evil Gal Blues (Lionel Hampton, Leonard Feather) – 02:40 . 7.Don’T Say You’Re Sorry Again (Lee Pearl, Art Berman, Eugene West) – 02:45 . 8.This Bitter Earth (Clyde Otis) – 04:33 . 9.If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 03:36 . 10.Soulville (Titus Turner, Morris Levy, Henry Glover, Dinah Washington) – 02:20
Musicians : Aretha Franklin – Vocals, Piano . Ernie Hayes – Piano, Organ . Paul Griffin – Organ . Teddy Charles – Vibes . George Duvivier – Bass . Gary Chester – Drums . Ernie Royal – Trumpet . Buddy Lucas – Tenor Sax, Harmonica . Bob Asher – Trombone . Robert Mersey – Conductor
Production : Produced By Robert Mersey
Package : Tony Sellari – Art Direction . John Berg – Cover
Recorded February 7–10, 1964.
Released On February 18, 1964 By Columbia.
From the slow, subtle caress of “What a Difference a Day Made” to the organ-led blues of “Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning,” the young Aretha is in total command of the material here, simultaneously paying homage to and progressing from the influence of Washington. […]
Uncut (via Demon Music)
Franklin’s verve, intuition and natural passion come shinning through. While vocally accomplished, the follow-up’s arrangements of soul and R‘n’B favourites only underlines Colombia’s cluelessness in failing to recognise Franklin’s majestic potential. […]
Edward Moyer @ Amazon
An Overlooked Gem Her sense of loss in the death of Dinah Washington is palpable. I have been a music collector for over forty years. If I were to compile a list of the ten best “forgotten” albums, this would be at or near the top of the list. […]