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The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 4 - 1954-1956

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Album Review

The fourth of seven three-CD sets in Mercury's Complete series alternates between strong swinging jazz with the likes of trumpeter Clark Terry, tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette, pianist Wynton Kelly, and altoist Cannonball Adderley, and middle-of-the-road pop performances with studio orchestras. The third volume is the strongest in this series but the first five sets all contain more than enough jazz to justify their purchase. Vol. 4 really attests to Dinah Washington's versatility.

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The complete Dinah Washington on Mercury v.4 1954-1956

The songs do not start from the beginning or finish to the end of the song. Cost $29.99. Please give me a new one. This sounds like a sample album.

Biography

Born: August 29, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, AL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s

Dinah Washington was at once one of the most beloved and controversial singers of the mid-20th century -- beloved to her fans, devotees, and fellow singers; controversial to critics who still accuse her of selling out her art to commerce and bad taste. Her principal sin, apparently, was to cultivate a distinctive vocal style that was at home in all kinds of music, be it R&B, blues, jazz, middle of the road pop -- and she probably would have made a fine gospel or country singer had she the time. Hers...
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