Dinah Washington - Dream

Dinah Washington


Mercury Records

Release Date: October 13th, 1954

Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
May 12th, 1962

New York as rendered by Woody Allen's 'Manhattan' is the first thing that springs to mind when I hear Dinah Washington's 'dream'. A world in grainy black and white. A world of smoke filled clubs and atmospheric soul music.

This is one of those numbers that possesses that ability to truly project the mind to another place and time. It swings and moves effortlessly between minor chord changes, and the emotive pull of Washington's vibrato-heavy voice resounds brilliantly still today.

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