Press Archive - Dinah Washington A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls - Keys and Chords

Press Archive - Dinah Washington A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls - Keys and Chords

In haar korte leven, ze werd geboren op 29 augustus 1924 en overleed reeds op 14 december 1963, groeide Dinah Washington uit tot ‘The Queen’ zoals ze vaak vernoemd werd. Was ze in de late veertiger en begin vijftiger jaren één van de vele door jazz geïnspireerde rhythm & blues zangeressen, dan ontpopte ze zich later als een topzangeres. Met haar krachtige en flexibele stem zong ze jazz standerds en van sublieme arrangementen voorziene popsongs de eeuwigheid in. Haar ‘A Rockin’ Good Way’ in de ‘Juke Box Pearls’ serie is dan ook een schot in de roos. Al haar grote successen staan hier op. Het is van bij aanvang raak met de titeltrack, die ze samen met Brook Benton inblikte. Ook ‘Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes’ dat het duo opnam, staat op dit album. ‘A Rockin’ Good Way’ werd in de jaren ’60 trouwens nog gecoverd door Shakin’ Stevens samen met Bonnie Tyler. Ook ‘Mad About The Boy’ dat gebruikt werd in een TV commercial voor Levi’s jeans vind je op deze verzamelaar terug, alsook alle grote successen van deze monumentale artieste. ‘What A Diff’rence A Day Makes’, ‘September In The Rain’, ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’, ‘Such A Night’ en ‘Unforgettable‘ maken allen deel uit van dit album. Tevens tref je er een aantal uiterst zeldzame en moeilijk te vinden opnames van Dinah aan. Dit geldt zeker voor haar Mercury single ‘Honky Tonky’ uit 1959, die ze opnam als The Queen.
Met deze 29, tussen 1947 en 1962 opgenomen tracks, is dit door Bear Family uitgebracht album, zonder meer een formidabele uitgave. En bedenk ‘with Dinah Washington you can’t go wrong’!

Lambert Smits
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​Beautiful compilation released by Bear Family. All the hits, supplemented with rare and hard to find recordings, can be found on this album. Stop looking for a decent compilation album from the great Dinah Washington. This' A Rockin 'Good Way' has it all!

 

In her short life, she was born on 29 August 1924 and already died on 14 December 1963, Dinah Washington became 'The Queen' as she was often called. In the late forties and early fifties she was one of many jazz-inspired rhythm & blues singers, then she later turned out to be a top singer. With her powerful and flexible voice she sang jazz standards and pop songs with sublime arrangements into eternity. Her 'A Rockin' Good Way' in the 'Juke Box Pearls' series is a hit. All her great successes are on this. From the start she has been a hit with the title track, which she canned together with Brook Benton. Also 'Baby, You've Got What It Takes' that the duo recorded, is on this album. By the way, 'A Rockin' Good Way' was covered in the 60's by Shakin' Stevens together with Bonnie Tyler. Also 'Mad About The Boy' that was used in a TV commercial for Levi's jeans can be found on this collector, as well as all the great successes of this monumental artist. What A Diff'rence A Day Makes', 'September In The Rain', 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes', 'Such A Night' and 'Unforgettable' are all part of this album. You will also find some extremely rare and hard to find recordings of Dinah. This certainly applies to her Mercury single 'Honky Tonky' from 1959, which she recorded as The Queen.
With these 29 tracks, recorded between 1947 and 1962, this by Bear Family released album is definitely a formidable release. And remember 'with Dinah Washington you can't go wrong'!

Lambert Smits
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Beautiful compilation released by Bear Family. All the hits, supplemented with weird and hard to find recordings, can be found on this album. Stop looking for a decent compilation album from the great Dinah Washington. This' A Rockin 'Good Way' has it all!

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