Back to the Blues
Poll Winners Records
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INCLUDES 11 BONUS TRACKS
This release contains the complete Dinah Washington LP "Back to the Blues" (Roulette SR-25189), which presented the singer accompanied by an orchestra conducted and arranged by Fred Norman on most tracks. After a series of successful pop-oriented records, Dinah intended for this album to return her, as the title suggests, to her musical roots. This CD is completed with eleven tracks from the same sessions that had not been included on the original album, among them, an alternate version of one of the LP’s songs.
DINAH WASHINGTON, vocals on all tracks, plus:
Orchestra arranged & conducted by FRED NORMAN
[except 7 & 11, arranged & conducted by DON COSTA]
Original recordings produced by HENRY GLOVER
Featuring (collective personnel):
Illinois Jacquet, Eddie Chamblee (ts), Jack Wilson, Patti Bown (p),
Jimmy Sigler (organ), Everett Barksdale, Billy Butler (g), George Duvivier (b),
Jimmy Thomas, Osie Johnson (d), among others.
Bell Sound Studios, New York, March-November 1962.
01 THE BLUES AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A WOMAN CRYIN’ FOR HER MAN
02 ROMANCE IN THE DARK
03 YOU’VE BEEN A GOOD OLD WAGON
04 LET ME BE THE FIRST TO KNOW
05 HOW LONG, HOW LONG BLUES
06 DON’T COME RUNNING BACK TO ME
07 IT’S A MEAN OLD MAN’S WORLD
08 KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
09 IF I NEVER GET TO HEAVEN
10 DUCK BEFORE YOU DROWN
11 NO HARD FEELINGS
12 NOBODY KNOWS THE WAY I FEEL THIS MORNING
13 IF I NEVER GET TO HEAVEN [first version] (*)
14 NO ONE MAN (*)
15 DON’T SAY NOTHING AT ALL (*)
16 ME AND MY GIN (*)
17 JUST ONE MORE CHANCE (*)
18 BLUE GARDENIA (*)
19 HE’S MY GUY (*)
20 I RAN OUT OF REASONS (*)
21 ME AND MY GIN [first version] (*)
22 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU (*)
23 MISS YOU (*)
Total Time: 79:07
(*) Bonus tracks: from the same sessions but not included on the original LP.