Dinah Washington - Back To The Blues
Dinah Washington - Back To The Blues
Dinah Washington - Back To The Blues
Dinah Washington - Back To The Blues
Dinah Washington - Back To The Blues
Dinah Washington - Back To The Blues

Dinah Washington - Back To The Blues

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Vocals - Dinah Washington

Tenor saxophone - Illinois Jacquet, Eddie Chamblee

Piano - Jack Wilson, Patti Bown

Organ - Jimmy Sigler

Guitar - Everett Barksdale, Billy Butler

Bass - George Duvivier [click here to see more vinyl featuring George Duvivier]

Drums - Jimmy Thomas, Osie Johnson

Arranged and conducted by Fred Norman


1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure

Original Label : Roulette

Recorded March - November 1962 at Bell Sound Studios, New York

Produced by Henry Glover

Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Originally released in 1963

Reissued in 2016



Side A:

  1. The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman Cryin' For Her Man
  2. Romance In the Dark
  3. You've Been A Good Old Wagon
  4. Let Me Be the First To Know
  5. How Long, How Long Blues
  6. Don't Come Running Back To Me

Side B:

  1. It's A Mean Old Man's World
  2. Key To the Highway
  3. If I Never Get To Heaven
  4. Duck Before You Drown
  5. No Hard Feelings
  6. Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning



“Prior to her 1959 hit "What a Difference a Day Makes," nearly every Dinah Washington recording (no matter what the style) was of interest to jazz listeners. However, after her unexpected success on the pop charts, most of Washington's sessions for Mercury and Roulette during the last four years of her life were quite commercial, with string arrangements better suited to country singers and Washington nearly parodying herself with exaggerated gestures. Fortunately, this 1963 LP is an exception, a blues-oriented collection that features Washington returning to her roots, backed by a jazz-oriented big band (with occasional strings and background voices). Eddie Chamblee and Illinois Jacquet have some tenor solos, guitarist Billy Butler is heard from, and the trumpet soloist is probably Joe Newman. In general, this is a more successful date than Washington's earlier investigation of Bessie Smith material, since the backup band is more sympathetic and the talented singer is heard in prime form. Dinah Washington clearly had a real feeling for this bluesy material.” AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4.5 / 5 ; Discogs : 4.7 / 5

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