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MG-20661: Tears And Laughter / Dinah Washington

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20661A M1    FF
SIDE-B MG 20661B M1    FF



Comments

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

Dinah Washington's one of the last Mercury sessions, featuring a famous vocal group The Dells.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This album is a compilation from Dinah's last years on Mercury, from late 1961 sessions. The companion album from similar sessions is MG-20729 / SR-60729 “I Wanna Be Loved”.

This album is a bit famous since The Dells participated to the sessions: actually B-4 features the Dells without Dinah's own voice.

Although such popular arrangements doesn't seem to lead successes, Dinah's own singing are always great. She really try to interpretate each songs, invest her feelings into each lyrics.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 Bewitched (Hart & Rodgers) 2:19
A-2 Wee Small Hours (Martin & Hughes) 2:43
A-3 Mood Indigo (Ellington, Mills & Bigard) 2:25
A-4 Am I Blue (Akst & Clarke) 2:52
A-5 I'm A Fool To Want You (Wolf, Herron & Sinatra) 3:00
A-6 Tears And Laughter (Lewis) 2:50
SIDE-B
B-1 Secret Love (Fain & Webster) 2:48
B-2 You Do Something To Me (Porter) 2:20
B-3 If I Should Lose You (Rainger & Robin) 2:43
B-4 Jeepers Creepers (Mercer & Warren) 2:02
B-5 Wake The Town And Tell The People (Livingston & Gallop) 2:38
B-6 I Just Found Out About Love (McHugh & Adamson) 2:46

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-1, A-2, A-4, B-3, B-5:
Dinah Washington (vo), The Dells (group), with orchestra directed by Quincy Jones, including
Joe Newman (tp), Ernie Royal (tp), Clark Terry (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Billy Byers (tb), Al Cohn (ts), Patti Bown (p), George Barnes (g).
Other members (b, ds, etc.) are unknown.
Arranged by Hal Mooney and Ernie Wilkins.
Recorded in New York, August 15, 1961.

B-1, B-2:
same personnel as above.
Recorded in New York, August 16, 1961.

B-4: same personnel as above, but omit Dinah Washington herself.
Recorded in New York, August 16, 1961.

A-3, A-5:
Dinah Washington (vo) with orchestra directed by Quincy Jones (members unknown).
Recorded in New York, September 1961.

B-6:
same personnel as above.
Recorded in New York, September 13, 1961.

A-6:
same personnel as above.
Recorded in New York, late 1961.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Dinah Washington (vo) :
  • EmArcy MG-26032 10-inch : After Hours With Miss “D”
  • EmArcy MG-36000 : Dinah Jams Featuring Dinah Washington
  • EmArcy MG-36011 : For Those In Love
  • EmArcy MG-36028 : After Hours With Miss “D”
  • EmArcy MG-36065 : Dinah!
  • EmArcy MG-36073 : In The Land Of Hi-Fi
  • EmArcy MG-36104 : The Swingin' Miss D
  • EmArcy MG-36119 / SR-80011 : Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller
  • EmArcy MG-36130 : Dinah Sings Bessie Smith
  • Mercury MG-25060 10-inch : Dinah Washington
  • Mercury MG-25138 10-inch : Dynamic Dinah! - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
  • Mercury MG-25140 10-inch : Blazing Ballads
  • Mercury MG-20119 : Music For A First Love
  • Mercury MG-20120 : Music For Late Hours
  • Mercury MG-20247 : The Best In Blues
  • Mercury MG-20439 / SR-60111 : The Queen!
  • Mercury MG-20479 / SR-60158 : What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
  • Mercury MG-20525 / SR-60202 : Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller (reissue of MG-36119 / SR-80011)
  • Mercury MG-20572 / SR-60232 : Unforgettable
  • Mercury MG-20588 / SR-60244 : The Two Of Us / Dinah Washington & Brook Benton
  • Mercury MG-20604 / SR-60604 : I Concentrate On You
  • Mercury MG-20614 / SR-60614 : For Lonely Lovers
  • Mercury MG-20638 / SR-60638 : September In The Rain
  • Mercury MG-20661 / SR-60661 : Tears And Laughter
  • Mercury MG-20729 / SR-60729 : I Wanna Be Loved
  • Mercury MG-20788 / SR-60788 : Golden Hits Volume 1
  • Mercury MG-20789 / SR-60789 : Golden Hits Volume 2
  • Mercury MG-20829 / SR-60829 : The Good Old Days
  • Mercury MG-20928 / SR-60928 : Queen And Quincy / Dinah Washington & Quincy Jones
  • Mercury MG-21119 / SR-61119 : Dinah Discovered
  • EmArcy MG-36002 : Jam Session / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36087 : Bargain Day! / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36088: The Greatest Stars Of Jazz Under One Roof / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36141 / SR-80009 : Newport '58 / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20133 : Swinging For The King / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20523 / SR-60200 : Newport '58 / Various Artists (reissue of EmArcy MG-36141 / SR-80009)
  • Mercury MGD-9 / SRD-9 : Galaxy - Music From 16 Great Artists / Various Artists



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20661 FRONT] [MG-20661 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20661 A] [MG-20661 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-20661 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-20661 BACK SLEEVE]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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