(1945 'Apollo') (35:23/12) Ihre kompl.Aufnahmen für eins der bedeutendsten Blues- und Jazz- Labels der 40er/50er Jahre. Großartiger jazz-orientierter Gesang
When Dinah Washington left Lionel Hampton's Orchestra in1945, she recorded 3 sessions yielding 12 songs for Apollo records.Dinah teamed up with Lucky Thompson who had just arrived in LosAngeles after a stint with the Basie band. Gene Porter, CharlesMingus and Lucky were playing in Happy Johnson's band in Long Beach.Milt Jackson was passing through with Diz & Bird's quintet. Luckyorganized the sessions and the music is pure delight. Complete linernotes by Dempsey Travis, best selling author of The Autobiographyof Black Jazz.
Born in a record store near the Apollo Theatre building in 1944,Apollo Records presented virtually every kind of popular and ethinicmusic. By 1962, it had ceased recording but continued merchandisingits gospel music, primarily the Mahalia Jackson catalog. Delmark hasaquired the rights and surviving source material of the long out ofprint blues and jazz masters, and is presenting them in this ApolloSeries, including numerous unissued performances and alternatetakes.