Dinah Washington’s ‘Dinah Sings Bessie Smith’ is an album recorded on December 30, 1957 and January 20, 1958 and released the same year by Emarcy.
Track Listing : 1.After You’Ve Gone (Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) – 03:39 . 2.Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair (George Brooks, Fletcher Henderson) – 03:17 . 3.Jailhouse Blues (Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams) – 03:12 . 4.Trombone Butter (Fletcher Henderson) – 03:31 . 5.You’Ve Been A Good Old Wagon (Perry Bradford) – 04:02 . 6.Careless Love (W.C.Handy, Martha Koenig, Spencer Williams) – 03:37 . 7.Backwater Blues (Bessie Smith) – 05:00 . 8.If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (James P. Johnson, Henry Creamer) – 02:49 . 9.Me And My Gin (Harry Burke) – 03:11 . 10.Fine Fat Daddy (Dinah Washington) – 03:05
Musicians : Eddie Chamblee – Sax (Tenor) . Charles Davis – Sax (Baritone) . Mckinley Easton – Sax (Baritone) . Harold Ousley – Sax (Baritone) . Sahib Shihab – Sax (Baritone) . Jack Wilson – Piano . James Craig – Piano . Wynton Kelly – Piano . Quentin Jackson – Trombone . Julian Priester – Trombone . Melba Liston – Trombone . Flip Ricard – Trumpet . Fortunatus Ricard – Trumpet . Blue Mitchell – Trumpet . Clark Terry – Trumpet . Robert Lee Wilson – Bass . Robert Edmondson – Bass . Paul West – Bass . James Slaughter – Drums . Max Roach – Drums
Production : Produced By Bob Shad . Robare Edmondson – Arranger . Ernie Wilkins – Arranger
Package : Chuck Stewart – Photography . Linda Dahl – Liner Notes . Valerie Wagner – Artwork
Recorded On December 30, 1957 And January 20, 1958.
Released 1958 By Emarcy.
1969SL @ RateYourMusic
There are even some snare-rim drumms, which Bessie Smith NEVER used and which made this album hard to take seriously.Its a proof of Dinah Washington‘s genius that this tribute still have ageless beauty in spite of mocking music background. […]
Rickety-clickety drums that annoy the reviewers are not as annoying at few tracks issued in mono on this CDand stereo version of “Careless Love” is so poorely balanced that the company fulishly added the mono version as an added track, so that everyone can hear how wrong it was to opt for stereo in this case. […]
It charts a perfect balance between tribute and genuine artistic statement. A Verve master edition reissue added alternate takes of “Trombone Butter” and “Careless Love,” plus three songs taken from a Newport performance later in 1958. […]