Dinah Washington: There is No Greater Love
There Is No Greater Love
Dinah Washington (vocals)
Dinah Jams (Emarcy 814 639-2)
Composed by Isham Jones & Marty Symes.
Recorded: Los Angeles, August 14, 1954
Rating: 94/100 (learn more)
Forget the frills. Dinah Washington would just plant her feet and belt a song, lustily and often tongue in cheek. Here, before an appreciative studio audience, Dinah rattles the rafters with a normally tranquil ballad. When Dinah declaims (with diction as precise as Nat King Cole's) "There is no greater love / Than what I feel for you," it's plain that if you dare doubt her, she'll come smack you upside the head to prove her affection. Dinah was a delight.
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz