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SR-60111: The Queen! / Dinah Washington

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type C (large oval)
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR 60111A MS1    B1    I
SIDE-B SR 60111B MS1    A1    I



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury MG-20439 (mono).

This title was originally intended for release as EmArcy MG-36149. However, it was cancelled for a certain reason, and re-assigned as Mercury MG-20439 / SR-60111.

Dead-wax stamps shows that it was pressed at the RCA Victor's Indianapolis plant.

Inside The Groove

The Queen Dinah's compilation from several sessions varying from 1955 to 1958.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This album, originally intended for release as EmArcy MG-36149, is a compilation of Dinah Washington's various sessions.

The earliest tracks are A-5, B-2 and B-6, recorded back in December 1955. Backing instrumental is not tight and Dinah's singing shows some inperfection. Interestingly, this session was taped by two-track recorders - which means this stereo LP SR-60111 contains true stereo, although the mixing is bad and probably not indended for stereo release. I guess this stereo recording session was just for experimentation.

The next track is B-1, recorded on October 4, 1957, from the same session as “Sings Fats Waller” album (EmArcy MG-36119 / SR-80011), which is definitely her nice album.

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-6, B-3 and B-5 were recorded in similar period (October and November 1957) as B-1, originally for 45rpm single session (71389x45). A-6 “Back Water Blues” was re-recorded on “Sings Bessie Smith” (EmArcy MG-36130), but this November 1957 version sounds tighter and better. Nice ensemble and vocal performance.

A-4 and B-4 were recorded on January 20, 1958. These tracks sounds so corny as heard on “Sings Bessie Smith” (EmArcy MG-36130), but Dinah's singing is (of course) great as always.

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

7 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB499 (16106) All Of Me 2:08
A-2 PB505 (16109) Make Me A Present Of You 2:46
A-3 PB501 (16108) Somewhere Along The Line 2:53
A-4 JB321 (16980) Show Time 2:53
A-5 12466 I Thought About You 2:57
A-6 PB517 (16110) Back Water Blues 2:55
SIDE-B
B-1 PB1003 (15957) I Remember Clifford 2:31
B-2 12468 A Sunday Kind Of Love 3:14
B-3 PB497 (16104) Bad Luck 2:48
B-4 JB322 (16981) Trouble In Mind 2:20
B-5 PB500 (16107) Light 3:13
B-6 12467 Lingering 2:22

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-5, B-2, B-6:
Dinah Washington (vo),
unknown (fl), unknown section (brass),
Wynton Kelly (p), unknown (b), unknown (ds).
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, December 1955.

B-1:
Dinah Washington (vo) with:
Ernie Royal (tp), Johnny Coles (tp) Joe Newman (tp), Reunald Jones (tp),
Sonny Russo (tb), Melba Liston (tb), Julian Priester (tb), Rod Levitt (b-tb),
Jerome Richardson (as, fl), Sahib Shihab (as),
Frank Wess (ts), Benny Golson (ts), Eddie Chamblee (ts, vo on B-5), Charlie Davis (bs),
Jack Wilson (p), Freddie Green (g), Richard Evans (b), Charlie Persip (ds),
Wesley Landers (perc),
Ernie Wilkins (arr, dir).
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City on October 4, 1957.

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-6, B-3, B-5:
Dinah Washington (vo) with Eddie Chamblee (ts) Orchestra,
including tps, tbs, saxes, p, g, b, ds.
Ernie Wilkins (arr).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October-November, 1957.

A-4, B-4:
Dinah Washington (vo) with:
Fortunatus Fip Richard (tp), Julian Priester (tb), Eddie Chamblee (ts), Charles Davis (bs),
Jack Wilson (p), Robert Lee Wilson (b), James Slaughter (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL on January 20, 1958.

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





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Labels

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[SR-60111 A] [SR-60111 B]

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