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   Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith

Год издания : 1958

Компания звукозаписи : EmArcy, (wb)

Музыкальный стиль : Traditional Pop, Standards, Classic Female Blues, Vocal Jazz

Время звучания : 55:20

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Woman Voice)      

Recording Date: Dec 30, 1957-Jul 6, 1958

Dinah Washington's late-1950s recordings of some of Bessie Smith's best-known songs are both a tribute to the artistry of the Empress of the Blues and an acknowledgement of Washington's kinship to her illustrious predecessor through her own hardscrabble roots and tempestuous lifestyle. Accompanied by a band led by her then-husband, Eddie Chamblee, the singer rips her way through a set that features such Smith classics as "Me and My Gin," "Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair," and "After You've Gone," as well as several live tracks recorded at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

All Music Guide


Gifted with a strong, beautiful voice and very precise phrasing, Dinah Washington translated Bessie Smith's irrepressible spirit and flair even better than Billie Holiday, Smith's most famous devotee. For her tribute album, Washington avoided Smith's best-known songs ("'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home"). Instead, she wisely concentrated on the more defiant standards from "The Empress of the Blues," including "Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair," "Jailhouse Blues," and "You've Been a Good Ole Wagon." Washington sounds simply glorious, focused on alternating Smith's phrasing to emphasize her own gospel roots. The accompaniment, by Eddie Chamblee and His Orchestra, emphasizes the vaudeville and Dixieland sound of early-century blues, heavy on the slide trombone, growling trumpet, and skeletal, rickety percussion. Reissued several times (occasionally under the title The Bessie Smith Songbook), Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith charts a perfect balance between tribute and genuine artistic statement. A Verve master edition reissue added alternate takes of "Trombone Butter" and "Careless Love," plus three songs taken from a Newport performance later in 1958.

  Соисполнители :

Blue Mitchell (Trumpet)
Charles Davis (Baritone Saxophone)
Clark Terry (Trumpet)
Eddie Chamblee (Tenor Saxophone)
Flip Ricard (Trumpet)
Harold Ousley (Tenor Saxophone)
Jack Wilson (Piano)
James Craig (Piano)
James Slaughter (Drums)
Julian Priester (Trombone)
Max Roach (Drums)
McKinley Easton (Baritone Saxophone)
Melba Liston (Trombone)
Paul E. West (Bass)
Quentin Jackson (Trombone)
Robare Edmonson (Bass)
Robert Lee Wilson (Bass)
Sahib Shihab (Baritone Saxophone)
Wynton Kelly (Piano)

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Наименование трека



   1 After You've Gone         0:03:39 Creamer, Layton
   2 Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair         0:03:17 Brooks, Henderson
   3 Jailhouse Blues     T       0:03:13 Hopkins, Ledbetter, Smith ...
   4 Trombone Butter (aka Trombone Cholly)         0:03:34 Brooks, Henderson
   5 You've Been A Good Old Wagon         0:04:09 Bradford, Henry
   6 Careless Love         0:03:37 Handy, Koenig, Williams
   7 Backwater Blues         0:04:58 Smith
   8 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)         0:02:51 Creamer, Johnson
   9 Me And My Gin         0:03:12 Burke, Burke
   10 Fine Fat Daddy         0:03:20 Washington
   11 Trombone Butter (alternative Take)         0:03:38  
   12 Careless Love (master Take In Mono)         0:04:01  
   13 Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair (live)         0:03:53  
   14 Me And My Gin (live)         0:03:20  
   15 Backwater Blues (live)         0:04:38  


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