Unforgetable - A Tribute to Dinah Washington
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Originally released in 1964 -2009 Speakers Corner repressing on 180g vinyl -On 1964's Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington, the Queen of Soul pays homage to the just recently passed Queen of the Blues, an exemplary artist who was a major inf...
Release date: 24-05-2009 (Originally released in 1964)
2009 vinyl LP EU edtion, pressing on 180g virgin HQ vinyl, Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering from original master tapes= This is Aretha Franklins 1964 tribute to one of her heroes the great Dinah Washington who died in late 1963. An exemplary artist who was a major influence on Aretha Franklin as well as a great supporter Franklin delivers her highly personalized takes on songs made famous by Washington backed by the cream of New Yorks finest session musicians  sealed and stickered picture sleeve.
A2: Cold, Cold Heart
A3 What A Diff'rence A Day Made
A4 Drinking Again
A5 Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning
B1 Evil Gal Blues
B2 Don't Say You're Sorry Again
B3 This Bitter Earth
B4 If I Should Lose You
On 1964's Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington, the Queen of Soul pays homage to the just recently passed Queen of the Blues, an exemplary artist who was a major influence on Aretha Franklin as well as a great supporter. Franklin delivers her highly personalized takes on songs made famous by Washington, backed by the cream of New York’s finest session musicians.
These recordings were made before Aretha Franklin was honoured with such names as Lady Soul or Soul Sister No 1 That the young talented singer already possessed one of the most outstanding voices was confirmed by the great Dinah Washington who stated concisely but decisively The girl has got soul
The present tribute album was recorded just a few months after Washingtons death and presents her most important and successful numbers sung by her 23yearold successor who obviously feels quite comfortable when treading in the great singers footsteps In Unforgettable a laidback number with a string background Aretha captivates the listener with her everchanging vocal colouring and gospellike ballad feeling In the second number Cold Cold Heart there is already evidence of a shimmering subliminal blues nuance which is shot through with pointed harp phrases and the sucking sound of the Hammond organ While an oldfashioned bluesy style supported by a powerful bigband is characteristic of Evil Gal Blues unconventional arrangements using obbligato trombone Dont Say Youre Sorry Again are also found in this fascinating and highly varied lineup of numbers Now more than 40 years after its release this album pays tribute to two unforgettable interpreters of black music
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Label: Speakers Corner Record
Originally released: 1964
This release: 2009