Dinah Washington – Ultimate Dinah Washington “Selected by Abbey Lincoln” {Verve}

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)

Abbey Lincoln compiled The Ultimate Dinah Washington, a 16-track selection of Washington’s best-known songs that offers an excellent introduction to her Verve recordings. Although purists and collectors will have little use for this set, it suits the purposes of neophytes and curious listeners quite well. Among the highlights are “What a Diff’rence a Day Made,” “Backwater Blues,” “Cry Me a River,” “I Wanna Be Loved,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Harbor Lights,” “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” “I Won’t Cry Anymore,” “Unforgettable,” and “The Bitter Earth.”

01 – What a Diff’rence a Day Made
02 – Back Water Blues
03 – Cry Me a River
04 – I wanna be Loved
05 – There is No Greater Love
06 – Since I Fell for You
07 – Cold, Cold Heart
08 – I’m a Fool to Want You
09 – I Could Write a Book
10 – Blue Gardenia
11 – Harbor Lights
12 – Mixed Emotions
13 – You Don’t Know what Love Is
14 – I Won’t Cry Anymore
15 – Unforgettable
16 – This Bitter Earth

Dinah Washington – vocals (with collective personnel)

Compilation produced in 1997, PolyGram Records, Inc.

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork