Dinah Washington: There is No Greater Love


There Is No Greater Love


Dinah Washington (vocals)


Dinah Jams (Emarcy 814 639-2)

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Dinah Washington (vocals), Junior Mance (piano), Keter Betts (bass), Max Roach (drums).

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

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