The Bebop Shop : Body & Soul: Billie, Ella & The Great Jazz Voices : Dinah Washington
10 tracks, all standards, including 2 Ballad Medleys and three songs (You Go To My Head, Lover Come Back To Me, and Ill Remember April) in extended 10 minute-plus versions, with all the instrumentalists taking solos. There are also fine individual contributions from Brownie in "No More", Harold Land in "Darn That Dream", and Herb Geller in "Crazy He Calls Me".
Personnel : Dinah Washington, with Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, Harold Land, Junior Mance, Max Roach, Harold Land, Herb Geller, and others. Total time: 72:52 min. - 10 tracks - Recorded in Los Angeles, 1954. This Phoenix edition replaces the previous Lonehill issue. (Discovery Records) Price: £11.99
This 4 CD survey of Dinah Washington contains all her commercial recordings from 1944 until 1951. (Proper Records) Price: £15.49
As well as including many of her superb interpretations of well-known standards, this collection includes all her hits from the period, including "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes", "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" and "September In The Rain". The accompanying 48-page book includes a detailed autobiography, lavish illustrations and a track-by-track analysis. (Snapper Music) Price: £32.99