Format: 3CD
Bar-code: 5060428913424
Cat No: NOT3CD342


The Queen of The Blues, a title that she bestowed upon herself as she clambered to the top, was something else. She was a great singer, one who stylistically fitted in somewhere between Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith but with a touch of something that made her a more commercial proposition than either. Washington could sell an R\x26B stomp just as well as she could interpret a torch song, and she could hold her own. She could sing anything with conviction, allied to a style that was completely her own. Who knows where her career would have taken her had she not died so young?

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Disc 1

1. Mad About The Boy
2. What A Diff’rence A Day Makes
3. A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love) (with Brook Benton)
4. Manhattan
5. A Sunday Kind Of Love
6. I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
7. This Bitter Earth
8. Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
9. Unforgettable
10. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
11. Bewitched
12. Time After Time
13. Christopher Columbus
14. I’m Thru With Love
15. Do You Want It That Way?
16. Am I Blue?
17. I Thought About You
18. After You’ve Gone
19. Nothing In The World
20. Cry Me A River

Disc 2

1. September In The Rain
2. ’Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do
3. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)
4. Ain’t Misbehavin’
5. Careless Love
6. Sunnyside Of The Street
7. Makin’ Whoopee
8. Fine Fat Daddy
9. Sometimes I’m Happy
10. Perdido
11. I Could Write A Book
12. Jailhouse Blues
13. Tears And Laughter
14. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
15. But Not For Me
16. They Didn’t Believe Me
17. Somebody Loves Me
18. Without A Song
19. Red Sails In The Sunset
20. You’re Nobody ’Til Somebody Loves You

Disc 3

1. Fly Me To The Moon
2. Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) (with Brook Benton)
3. All Of Me
4. When I Fall In Love
5. It’s Magic
6. This Love Of Mine
7. Let Me Love You
8. That’s All There Is To That
9. Good Morning Heartache
10. Me And My Gin
11. I’ve Got A Crush On You
12. Send Me To The ’Lectric Chair
13. Everybody Loves My Baby
14. Ill Wind
15. Trombone Butter
16. Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now
17. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
18. I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
19. The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On)
20. Goodbye