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Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Shanna U. from NASHVILLE, TN
Reviewed on 9/21/2006...
Classic jazz vocal record. I learned a lot from this one.
Fernando Silva | Santiago de Chile. | 11/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Old time classics like "More Than You Know", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Show Must Go On" and "Ill Wind", among others, get the classy treatment by our "Queen of the Blue's", in true-heart-felt renditions of these torch songs. Dinah's unique voice shines all through this album, although some may find the orchestra's arrangements somewhat dated. Anyway, a Gem!"
DINAH!~A SOULFUL DIVA AT HER PEAK~BRAVO!!!
Bradly Briggs | TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA | 12/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first LP that I purchased in my teens was "The World Of Dinah Washington" and what a thrill it was playing that one!!! As I child I remembered how her hits stood out as something really special and I loved every one of them!!! Her classic duets with Brook Benton paved the way for Marvin and his great ladies and what fun they all were to listen to!! Years later I picked up "Dinah!" and could not believe what a classic I found! A number of years later after listening to this great work countless times, I now feel that this is one of the best vocal albums ever made and my all-time favorite of the great Dinah Washington's. The opener "Look To The Rainbow" pulls you in with a vocal so warm and rich you never want it to end!!! Next the dramatic "Ill Wind" then the haunting "Cottage For Sale" and you know this wonderful collection is going to be pure magic!! Dinah gives a rhythmic soulful reading to "There'll Be Some Changes Made" then is torchy and haunting on the gorgeous "Goodbye" which will both have you hitting the repeat button over and over. Classics like "Willow Weep For Me" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" are the definitive versions here and "Make Me A Present Of You" is seductive and sensual. Cole Porter's classic "What Is This Thing Called Love" is given about a ten minute workout that is amazing and the best ever version!! Every song on this great set is sung to the max and this is a collection that hooks you and doesn't let go!!! Dinah's voice is so full and rich on this great work and her passion for these great songs shines through them all!!! Enjoy as there will never be another singer with a voice like this amazing DIVA!!!!!"