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SR-80011: Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue Mercury/EmArcy type D (large oval)
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR80011A FR1    A1    I
SIDE-B SR80011A FR1    A1    I



Comments

Equivalent release: EmArcy MG-36119 (mono).

Later reissued as Mercury MG-20525 (mono) and Mercury SR-60202 (stereo).

FR pressing: true 1st pressing from 1st lacquer/mother/stamper - sounds nice!

Inside The Groove

Dinah sings Fats Waller-related songs, being backed up with gorgeous ensembles.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Dinah Washington's Mercury era (1940s thru early 1960s) was really awesome. Legendary blues recordings in the 1940s thru early 1950s, magnificient jazzy sessions with jazz greats in the early-middle 1950s, and refreshing popular sessions in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Very difficult to say which era is better, but many may agree all of her singings and recordings are far above the avarage.

One of the best sessions in her mid-late 1950s is (I believe) MG-36065 and MG-36104. Dinah sings so emotionally on every song. Even she had to sing corny popular tune, she tried to sing as if the tune was a great evergreen melody - actually it really sounded so.

On this album, Dinah sings famous tunes remembered in connection with the great Jazz giant, Fats Waller. Her singing, as well as wild, driving and swinging all-star big band (arranged by Ernie Wilkins) is so amazing like her other album. BTW Eddie Chamblee (Dinah's husband at the time) presents his vocal duets with Dinah on track B-3 and B-5.

Yet another Dinah's great album in her Mercury/EmArcy era.

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

9 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB412 (16241) Christopher Columbus (Rasaf - Berry) 2:45
A-2 PB413 (16242) Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do (Williams - Grainger - Prince) 3:25
A-3 PB415 (16244) Jitterbug Waltz (Waller - Manners - Grean) 2:45
A-4 PB414 (16243) Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat (Rene - Scott - Rene) 1:58
A-5 PB416 (16245) Ain't Cha Glad (Waller - Rasaf) 2:43
A-6 PB417 (16246) Squeeze Me (Williams - Waller) 2:07
SIDE-B
B-1 JB111/PB1005 (15944) Ain't Misbehavin' (Waller - Brooks - Rasaf) 2:32
B-2 PB1002 (15956) Black And Blue (Waller - Brooks - Rasaf) 2:55
B-3 PB1000 (15954) Everybody Loves My Baby (Palmer - Williams) 2:36
B-4 JB108/PB1006 (15947) I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling (Link - Waller - Rose) 2:23
B-5 JB110/PB1004 (15943) Honeysuckle Rose (Waller - Rasaf) 2:33
B-6 JB109/PB1007 (15948) Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now (Waller - Rasaf) 2:34

Personnel


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

B-1, B-5:
Dinah Washington (vo) with:
Ernie Royal (tp), Johnny Coles (tp) Joe Newman (tp), Reunald Jones (tp),
Chauncey Welsch (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 1, 1957.

B-4, B-6:
same personnel as B-1, except:
Clark Terry (tp) replaces Reunald Jones,
Jimmy Cleveland (tb) replaces Chauncey Welsch.
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City on October 2, 1957.

B-2, B-3:
same personnel as B-1, except:
Sonny Russo (tb) replaces Welsch,
Eddie Chamblee (vo).
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City on October 4, 1957.

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6:
Dinah Washington (vo) with:
Charlie Shavers (tp), Ray Copeland (tp), Doc Severinsen (tp), Reunald Jones (tp),
Chauncey Welsch (tb), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Julian Priester (tb), Rod Levitt (b-tb),
Jerome Richardson (as, fl), Hal McKusick (as),
Benny Golson (ts), Eddie Chamblee (ts), Charlie Davis (bs),
Jack Wilson (p), Sebastian Muro (g), Richard Evans (b), Charlie Persip (ds),
Wesley Landers (perc),
Ernie Wilkins (arr, dir).
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City on November 20, 1957.

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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