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Essential - Great Songs
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Dinah, you've got what it takes !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 04/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs has a wonderful collection of excellent songs performed by the immortal Dinah Washington. Dinah doesn't get the recognition she deserves; but hopefully as her CDs continue to sell this will change. The artwork is very good; and the sound quality is excellent.
"I Get A Kick Out Of You" starts the CD with Dinah singing her heart out; her excellent timing impresses me and she never misses a beat! I love the sound of Dinah's voice and this jazzy rendition of "I Get A Kick Out Of You" really flies high as a jet! "My Devotion" is a classic tune Dinah loved to sing; and here you can truly enjoy the full richness of Dinah's vocal talents. Dinah's voice enchants me and I love every minute of it. There's also "What A Diff'rence A Day Made;" Dinah loved this song also and it helped her cross over from jazz to mainstream pop music in the late 1950s. "What A Diff'rence A Day Made" gets the royal treatment from Dian who sings this with all her heart and soul.
"I've Got You Under My Skin" works very well; Dinah sings this brilliantly and the drums enhance the natural beauty of this timeless ballad. "I Wanna Be Loved" features Dinah front and center with a big band style arrangement; this number holds its own very well. "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" has Dinah teaming up with brook Benton. They may not have liked each other personally; but you'll never guess it when you hear this fine tune. Brook Benton and Dinah Washington sing this so well to make "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" a smash hit number!" "Lover, Come Back To Me" gets a swift, jazzy tempo and Dinah sings this without a superfluous note.
"No More" stuns me with its beauty; Dinah's voice works so well to deliver this ballad more beautiful than I've ever heard it. "This Bitter earth" is another classic Dinah Washington hit that sends chills up and down my spine when I hear it--it's THAT good.
Dinah Washington truly was one of the best female vocalists of her time; and this CD proves it. I highly recommend this for fans of Dinah Washington. People who are new to Dinah will really love this album--it leaves you wanting more.
Thank you, Dinah! We will never forget you!