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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington was at once one of the most beloved and controversial singers of the mid-20th century -- beloved to her fans, devotees, and fellow singers; controversial to critics who still accuse her of selling out her art to commerce and bad taste. Her principal sin, apparently, was to cultivate a distinctive vocal style that was at home in all kinds of music, be it R&B, blues, jazz, middle of the road pop -- and she probably would have made a fine gospel or country singer had she the time. Hers was a gritty, salty, high-pitched voice, marked by absolute clarity of diction and clipped, bluesy phrasing. Washington's personal life was turbulent, with seven marriages behind her, and her interpretations showed it, for she displayed a tough, totally unsentimental, yet still gripping hold on the universal subject of lost love. She has had a huge influence on R&B and jazz singers who have followed in her wake, notably Nancy Wilson, Esther Phillips, and Diane Schuur, and her music is abundantly available nowadays via the huge seven-volume series The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury.

Born Ruth Lee Jones, she moved to Chicago at age three and was raised in a world of gospel, playing the piano and directing her church choir. At 15, after winning an amateur contest at the Regal Theatre, she began performing in nightclubs as a pianist and singer, opening at the Garrick Bar in 1942. Talent manager Joe Glaser heard her there and recommended her to Lionel Hampton, who asked her to join his band. Hampton says that it was he who gave Ruth Jones the name Dinah Washington, although other sources claim it was Glaser or the manager of the Garrick Bar. In any case, she stayed with Hampton from 1943 to 1946 and made her recording debut for Keynote at the end of 1943 in a blues session organized by Leonard Feather with a sextet drawn from the Hampton band. With Feather's "Evil Gal Blues" as her first hit, the records took off, and by the time she left Hampton to go solo, Washington was already an R&B headliner. Signing with the young Mercury label, Washington produced an enviable string of Top Ten hits on the R&B charts from 1948 to 1955, singing blues, standards, novelties, pop covers, even Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart." She also recorded many straight jazz sessions with big bands and small combos, most memorably with Clifford Brown on Dinah Jams but also with Cannonball Adderley, Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Wynton Kelly, and the young Joe Zawinul (who was her regular accompanist for a couple of years).

In 1959, Washington made a sudden breakthrough into the mainstream pop market with "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes," a revival of a Dorsey Brothers hit set to a Latin American bolero tune. For the rest of her career, she would concentrate on singing ballads backed by lush orchestrations for Mercury and Roulette, a formula similar to that of another R&B-based singer at that time, Ray Charles, and one that drew plenty of fire from critics even though her basic vocal approach had not changed one iota. Although her later records could be as banal as any easy listening dross of the period, there are gems to be found, like Billie Holiday's "Don't Explain," which has a beautiful, bluesy Ernie Wilkins chart conducted by Quincy Jones. Struggling with a weight problem, Washington died of an accidental overdose of diet pills mixed with alcohol at the tragically early age of 39, still in peak voice, still singing the blues in an L.A. club only two weeks before the end. ~ Richard S. Ginell
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Queen: The Music Of Dinah Washington

1. I Don't Hurt Anymore

2. If I Loved You

3. I Thought About You

4. A Foggy Day

5. I'll Drown In My Tears

6. You Let My Love Grow Cold

7. Cry Me A River

8. Sunny Side Of The Street

9. Please Send Me Someone To Love

10. Trouble In The Lowlands

11. A Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side)

12. Dinah Tells A Joke

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Track List: Anthology (1943-1959)

1. Shoo Shoo Baby

3. I'll Get By

4. Tears In My Heart

6. The Man I Love

7. Wise Woman Blues

8. Walking Blues

9. No Voot No Boot

10. Chewin' Mama Blues

11. My Lovin' Papa

12. Rich Man's Blues

13. All Or Nothing

14. Beggin' Mama Blues

15. Mellow Mama Blues

16. My Voot Is Really Vout

17. Blues For A Day

18. Pacific Coast Blues

19. Lover, Come Back To Me

20. Unforgettable

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Track List: Ultimate Dinah Washington

1. What A Diff'rence A Day Made

2. Backwater Blues

3. Cry Me A River

4. I Wanna Be Loved

5. There Is No Greater Love

6. Since I Fell For You

7. Cold Cold Heart

8. I'm A Fool To Want You

9. I Could Write A Book

10. Blue Gardenia

11. Harbor Lights

12. Mixed Emotions

13. You Don't Know What Love Is

14. I Won't Cry Anymore

15. Unforgettable

16. This Bitter Earth

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Track List: Blue Gardenia - Songs Of Love

1. Soft Winds

2. I'll Close My Eyes

3. Never Let Me Go

4. It Could Happen To You

5. There Is No Greater Love

6. Unforgettable

7. Invitation

8. When I Fall In Love

9. Easy Living

10. What A Diff'rence A Day Made

11. Teach Me Tonight

12. I'm A Fool To Want You

13. Blue Gardenia

14. More Than You Know

15. This Love Of Mine

16. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

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Track List: Verve Jazz Masters 19

1. A Slick Chick On The Mellow Side

2. What A Diff'rence A Day Made

3. Please Send Me Someone To Love

4. This Can't Be Love

5. New Blowtop Blues

6. Cold Cold Heart

7. This Bitter Earth

8. A Foggy Day

9. Darn That Dream

10. You Don't Know What Love Is

11. Pennies From Heaven

12. Long John Blues

13. Our Love Is Here To Stay

14. Squeeze Me

15. Baby (You've Got What It Takes)

16. Unforgettable

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Track List: The Dinah Washington Story (The Original Recordings)

Disc 1

1. Evil Gal Blues

2. Salty Papa Blues

3. Embraceable You

4. A Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side)

5. Postman Blues

6. That's Why A Woman Loves A Heel

7. Walkin' and Talkin'

8. Record Ban Blues

10. I'll Wait

11. Good Daddy Blues

12. I Only Know

13. Baby Get Lost

14. It Isn't Fair

15. I'll Never Be Free

16. I Wanna Be Loved

17. Time Out For Tears

18. I Won't Cry Anymore

19. New Blowtop Blues

20. Wheel Of Fortune

21. Trouble In Mind

22. I Cried For You

23. T.V. Is the Thing This Year

24. Am I Blue?

25. Blue Skies

Disc 2

1. Love For Sale

2. I've Got You Under My Skin

3. I Don't Hurt Anymore

5. Lover Come Back To Me

6. Teach Me Tonight

7. Blue Gardenia

8. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

9. If I Had You

10. Sometimes I'm Happy

11. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now

12. Back Water Blues

13. All Of Me

14. What A Diff'rence A Day Made

15. Unforgettable

16. Baby, You've Got What It Takes

17. A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)

18. A Bad Case Of The Blues

19. This Bitter Earth

20. September In The Rain

21. Mad About The Boy

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Track List: Dinah Washington - Jazz 'Round Midnight

1. You Don't Know What Love Is

2. Since I Fell For You

3. Willow Weep For Me

4. Don't Go To Strangers

5. If It's The Last Thing I Do

6. Ask A Woman Who Knows

7. Stardust

8. Darn That Dream

9. More Than You Know

10. If I Had You

11. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

12. I'll Close My Eyes

13. Don't Explain

14. Say It Isn't So

15. I Can't Face The Music

16. Unforgettable

17. Goodbye

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Track List: The Essential Dinah Washington

1. I Get A Kick Out Of You

2. Back Water Blues

3. My Devotion

4. Christopher Columbus

5. What A Diff'rence A Day Made

6. I've Got You Under My Skin

7. I Wanna Be Loved

8. Baby, You've Got What It Takes

9. Goodbye

10. Lover, Come Back To Me

11. Fat Daddy

12. Blue Gardenia

13. Birth Of The Blues / I Don't Hurt Any More

14. No More

15. Blues Down Home

16. This Bitter Earth

17. The Cheat

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Track List: For Those In Love

1. I Get A Kick Out Of You

2. Blue Gardenia

3. Easy Living

4. You Don't Know What Love Is

5. This Can't Be Love

6. My Old Flame

7. I Could Write A Book

8. Make The Man Love Me

9. Ask A Woman Who Knows

10. If I Had You

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Track List: The Complete On Mercury - Vol. 5

Disc 1

1. Relax, Max

2. Tears To Burn

3. The Kissing Way Home

4. I Know

5. To Love And Be Loved

6. All Because Of You

7. I'll Drown In My Tears

8. You Let My Love Get Cold

9. Somebody Loves Me

10. Perdido

11. Caravan

12. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby

13. They Didn't Believe Me

14. But Not For Me

15. You're Crying

16. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

17. I'll Close My Eyes

18. Makin' Whoopee

19. Never Let Me Go

20. Bargain Day

21. I'm Gonna Keep My Eyes On You

22. Boom Boom

23. Ain't Nobody Home

24. Honeysuckle rose

25. Ain't Misbehavin'

26. I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling

27. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now

Disc 2

1. Everybody Loves My Baby

2. Blues Down Home

3. Black And Blue

4. I Remember Clifford

5. Bad Luck

6. Honky Tonk

7. All Of Me

8. The Light

9. Somewhere Along The Line

10. Make Me A Present Of You

11. Back Water Blues

12. Christopher Columbus

13. Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do

14. Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat

15. Jitterbug Waltz

16. Ain'tcha Glad

17. Squeeze Me

18. Just Dream

19. The More I See You

20. It's growing cold

21. He Loves Me, I Think

22. Trombone Butter

23. Send Me To The 'lectric Chair

24. Careless Love

Disc 3

1. Me And My Gin

2. Jailhouse Blues

3. You've Been A Good Old Wagon

4. After You've Gone

5. Back Water Blues

6. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

7. Fine Fat Daddy

8. Our Love Is Here To Stay

9. Show Time

10. Trouble In Mind

11. Ring-a My Phone

12. Never Again

13. Kiss And Run Lover

14. If I Can't Have You

15. Lover Come Back To Me

16. Crazy Love

17. Send Me To The 'lectric Chair

18. Me And My Gin

19. Back Water Blues

20. All Of Me

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Track List: Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol.3 (1952 - 1954)

Disc 1

1. My Song

2. Half As Much

3. I Cried For You

4. Gambler's Blues

5. You Let My Love Grow Cold

6. Surprise Party

7. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

8. Ain't Nothin' Good

9. Fat Daddy

10. Go Pretty Daddy

11. Tv Is The Thing

13. Feel Like I Wanna Cry

14. Lean Baby

15. Never Never

16. I Ain't Goin' To Cry No More

17. Am I Blue

18. Pennies From Heaven

19. Set Me Free

20. Since My Man Has Gone And Went

21. Silent Night

23. My Man's An Undertaker

25. Short John

26. Old Man's Darlin'

27. Love For Sale

28. Our Love Is Here To Stay

Disc 2

1. Such A Night

2. Until Sunrise

3. One Arabian Night

4. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

5. A Foggy Day

6. Bye Bye Blues

7. Blue Skies

11. Big Long Slidin' Thing

12. Dream

13. I Don't Hurt Anymore

14. Soft Winds

15. If It's The Last Thing I Do

Disc 3

2. I've Got You Under My Skin

3. No More

4. Darn That Dream

6. Lover Come Back To Me

7. Come Rain Or Come Shine

9. There Is No Greater Love

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Track List: Compact Jazz - Dinah Washington

1. What A Difference A Day Makes

2. I Could Write A Book

3. Make Me A Present Of You

4. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

5. I Wanna Be Loved

6. Manhattan

7. I've Got You Under My Skin

8. I Remember Clifford

9. Unforgettable

10. Easy Living

11. Backwater Blues

12. If I Were A Bell

13. Teach Me Tonight

14. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now

15. All Of Me

16. This Bitter Earth

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Track List: Back To The Blues

1. The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman Cryin' For Her Man

2. Romance In The Dark

3. You've Been A Good Old Wagon

4. Let Me Be The First To Know

5. How Long, How Long Blues

6. Don't Come Running Back To Me

7. It's A Mean Old Man's World

8. Key To The Highway

9. If I Never Get To Heaven

10. Duck Before You Drown

11. No Hard Feelings

12. Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning

13. Don't Say Nothing At All

14. No One Man

15. Me And My Gin

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Track List: I Wanna Be Loved

1. I Wanna Be Loved

2. Don't Explain

3. Everybody's Somebody's Fool

4. Invitation

5. You're Crying

6. Let's Fall in Love

7. When Your Lover Has Gone

8. A Stranger In Town

9. God Bless The Child

10. Blue Gardenia

11. I Can't Face The Music

12. Sometimes I'm Happy

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Track List: Sings Bessie Smith

1. After You've Gone

2. Send Me To The 'lectric Chair

3. Jailhouse Blues

4. Trombone Butter (Aka Trombone Cholly)

5. You've Been A Good Ole Wagon

6. Careless Love

7. Backwater Blues

8. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

9. Me And My Gin

10. Fine Fat Daddy

11. Trombone Butter (Alternative Take)

12. Careless Love (Master Take In Mono)

13. Send Me To The 'lectric Chair (Live)

14. Me And My Gin (Live)

15. Backwater Blues (Live)

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Track List: Dinah!

1. Look To The Rainbow

2. Iii Wind

3. A Cottage For Sale

4. All Of Me

5. More Than You Know

6. There'll Be Some Changes Made

7. Goodbye

8. Willow Weep For Me

9. Make Me A Present Of You

10. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

11. I Could Have Told You

12. Accent On Youth

13. What Is This Thing Called Love

14. The Show Must Go On

15. The Birth Of The Blues

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Track List: Dinah Jams

1. Lover Come Back To Me

2. Alone Togther

3. Summertime

4. Come Rain Or Come Shine

5. No More

6. I've Got You Under My Skin

7. There Is No Greater Lover

8. You Go To My Head

9. Darn That Dream

10. Crazy He Calls Me

11. I'll Remember April

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Track List: After Hours With Miss "D"

1. Blue Skies (Edited Version)

2. Bye Bye Blues

3. Am I Blue?

4. Our Love Is Here To Stay

5. A Foggy Day

6. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

7. Pennies From Heaven

8. Love For Sale

9. Blue Skies (Unedited Version)

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Track List: Ballads

1. Lover Man

2. I Wanna Be Around

3. I Didn't Know About You

4. Funny Thing

5. I'll Close My Eyes

6. The Show Must Go On

7. If It's The Last Thing I Do

8. He's Gone Again

9. These Foolish Things

10. For All We Know

11. What's New

12. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

13. A Stranger On Earth

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Track List: The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol.7 (1961)

Disc 1

1. Congratulations To Someone

2. Surprise Party

3. Our Love Is Here To Stay

4. Without A Song

5. With A Song In My Heart

6. Blue Skies

7. Pagan Love Song

8. Cabin In The Sky

9. An Affair To Remember

10. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

11. Stormy Weather

12. Love Letters

13. Six Bridges To Cross

14. Three Coins In The Fountain

15. Green Dolphin Street

16. This Heart Of Mine

17. Softly Baby

18. Am I The Fool

19. Aw Come On, Kiss Me

20. As Long As I'm In Your Arms

21. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

22. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

23. I Was Telling Him About You

24. Invitation

25. Friendly Persuation

26. Blues In The Night

Disc 2

1. Don't Explain

2. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

3. Blue Gardenia

4. Bewitched

5. Am I Blue

6. Everybody's Somebody's Fool

7. If I Should Lose You

8. Wake The Town And Tell The People

9. You Do Something To Me

10. So In Love

11. Secret Love

12. Trouble In The Lowlands

13. Invitation

14. Please Send Me Someone To Love

15. Mood Indigo

16. God Bless The Child

17. I'm A Fool To Want You

18. A Stranger In Town

19. Sometimes I'm Happy

20. Let's Fall In Love

21. I Just Found Out About Love

22. When Your Lover Has Gone

Disc 3

1. Tears & Laughter

2. I Can't Face The Music

3. Since I Fell For You

4. Dream

5. Such A Night

6. Salty Papa Blues

7. It Don't Hurt Anymore

8. Trust In Me

9. Tell Me Why

10. It Isn't Fair

11. Time Out For Tears

12. Mad About The Boy

13. Mixed Emotions

14. I Wanna Be Loved

15. Make Believe Dream

16. If I Loved You

17. Stormy Weather

18. You're Crying

19. Teach Me Tonight

20. I Want To Be Loved

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Track List: The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. I (1946-49)

Disc 1

1. Embraceable You

2. I Can't Get Started With You

3. When A Woman Loves A Man

4. Joy Juice

5. Oo Wee Walkie Talkie

6. The Man I Love

7. You Don't Want Me Then

8. A Slick Chick On The Mellow Side

9. A Slick Chick On The Mellow Side

10. Postman Blues

11. Postman Blues

12. That's Why A Woman Loves A Heel

13. Mean And Evil Blues

14. Stairway To The Stars

15. I Want To Be Loved

16. You Satisfy

17. Fool That I Am

18. There's Got To Be A Change

19. Mean And Evil Blues

20. Since I Feel For You

21. West Side Baby

22. You Can Depend On Me

23. Early In The Morning

Disc 2

1. I'm Afraid Of You

2. I Love You, Yes I Do

3. Don't Come Knockin' At My Door*

4. I Wish I Knew The Name Of The Boy

5. No More Lonely Gal Blues

6. Walkin' And Talkin'

7. Ain't Misbehavin'

8. What Can I Say After I'm Sorry

9. Tell Me So

10. I Can't Face The Music

11. Pete

12. Am I Asking Too Much

13. I'm Getting Old Before My Time

14. I'm Getting Old Before My Time

15. Record Ban Blues

16. Resolution Blues

17. I Want To Cry

18. Long John Blues

19. In The Rain

20. I Sold My Heart To The Junkman

Disc 3

1. I'll Wait

2. It's Too Soon To Know

3. Why Can't You Behave

4. It's Funny

5. Laughing Boy

6. Laughing Boy

7. Am I Really Sorry

8. How Deep Is The Ocean

9. New York, Chicago And Los Angeles

10. Give Me Back My Tears

11. Good Daddy Blues

12. Good Daddy Blues

13. Baby Get Lost

14. Baby Get Lost

15. I Only Know

16. Drummer Man

17. Drummer Man

18. I Challenge Your Kiss

19. Fast Movin' Mama

20. Juice Head Man Of Mine

21. Shuckin' And Jivin'

22. Richest Guy In The Graveyard

23. Richest Guy In The Graveyard

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Track List: The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Volume 2 (1950-1952)

Disc 1

1. Journey's End

2. It Isn't Fair

3. My Kind Of Man

4. If I Loved You

5. Why Don't You Think Things Over

7. Big Deal

8. I'll Never Be Free

10. I Wanna Be Loved

11. Love (Me) With Misery

12. Harbor Lights

13. I Cross My Fingers

14. Time Out For Tears

15. Only A Moment Ago

16. Fine Fine Daddy

17. Please Send Me Someone To Love

18. Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own

19. I'm So Lonely I Could Cry

Disc 2

1. My Heart Cries For You

2. I Apologize

3. I Won't Cry Anymore

4. Don't Say You're Sorry Again

5. Mixed Emotions

6. Cold Cold Heart

7. Baby Did You Hear

8. New Blowtop Blues

9. What's The Matter With Baby

10. Don't Hold It Against Me

11. Be Fair To Me

13. Just One More Chance

14. Saturday Night

15. If You Don't Think I'm Leavin'

16. I'm A Fool To Want You

17. I'm Crying

Disc 3

1. Out In The Cold Again

2. Hey Good Looking

4. Wheel Of Fortune

5. Tell Me Why

6. Trouble In Mind

7. When The Sun Goes Down

8. I Thought About You

9. Mad About The Boy

10. I Can't Face The Music

11. Stormy Weather

12. My Devotion

13. Make Believe Dreams

14. Pillow Blues

17. Double Dealing Daddy

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What a smooth voice, no other voice will come again.
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crozniak
Very haunting voice. My daughter, who is now twenty, has Mrs. Washington on her home CD "special" list and on her portable music devices. She recently told me that her voice sounds like tears shown through music.
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arealv7
Her sister Clarice was my music teacher in high school. Sang just like her. I hear she's retired living in Chicago.
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jerzeegurl19 8 1
Love her!! I can relate to get weight loss problems! So sorry to hear of her tragic death!!
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M I love you Dana old did Dana
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tlynch914
I just love her voice. My mom used to play her and Sam Cooke all the time.
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IS YOU IS, ARE IS YOU AINT MY BABY? LOVE IT!!!!
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marydavidrei d
She's still singing, heard that beautiful voice in Starbucks this morning.
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Thais
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saw her at the Actor's Colony in Derby, CT. Land, she was good but thought the audience didn't have a clue
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I have loved and still love your beatific voice.
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I loved you like a flower, and then the petals fell
- she was wonderfully unique. Her phrasing, her tone, her style, her fire, and ice. Gone too soon.
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I have always always loved her sound! There's nothing like it!!!!!! Yeah!!!
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tamara_stack h o u s e
This is my great grandmother, she was truly blessed I wish I gained some of her talent..
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Personal joke.
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Been invited on dates,
Might have gone but what for.
Couldn't bare it without you.
Don't get around much anymore.

NO CAR HAH A** HAHAHA.
TOO FUNNY.
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All ladies have had a man who has been a late bird..
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Is you or is you ain't my baby...
Lounge melody...
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Haven't heard this mix on so long. ....i live it and it's tales me back. ..
My man was always late..lol..
we were in a big transition ands sought alternative methods ..lol..Dinah was involved. ..our beautiful house. .our late night dancing..lau g h i n g . . c o l o r s . . a n d . m a n y lights..
I love you Silver!
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She is coming back if you believe in reincarnatio n .
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RIP QUEEN
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gopj
Loved you Dinah.
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Hell yea dinah is from the chi
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Love this woman's voice...amaz i n g
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West side of Chicago
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ccbe1962
One of her husbands was DickNighttra i n Lane,Detroit Lions defensive back in the late 50's early 60's.
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Various female singers that have come along after her have been labeled the queen of this, or the queen of that. In her heyday, Dinah was known as the queen.....pe r i o d . She had no peers at the time!!
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What an incredible talent. I really only have one word to describe her vocal style Fabulous. Dinah was a great singer. She knew just how to grab your attention and hold it until she wanted to let you go.
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Dinah's voice always makes me feel great. She was one of a kind, one of my favorites.
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Wrong lyrics for come rain or come shine!
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gwells888
it was Brook Benton....no t Book ...lol...sor r y guys
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gwells888
one of my favorite duos was Dinah Washington and Book Benton,,,the y were the best...
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I love you Dinah Washington. Your Angel
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abkornegay5
Cris B. .... the daughter of the writer of Cottage for Sale was the maid of honor at my wedding He wrote this when he and his wife divorced. She never really knew her dad, but long after he died, ASCAP locatd her and gave her a check for all the accrued royalties... i n c l u d i n g those due for a song used in the movie Awakenings. Unfortunatel y , she died not long after.
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my most favorite rendition of cottage for sale... absolutely wonderful!!!
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Well yes, jpsterling, she did so!
From NPR.org:
Washington also tried numerous prescription medications, primarily for dieting and insomnia. A mix of the pills she was taking in 1963 caused her death, which was ruled an accident. Her gift lives on through her rich musical legacy.
Took 2 seconds to look it up, no need to comment sans savoir.
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This is the first time I've heard Dinah Washington on Pandora and I must say she was truly gifted. What a beautiful voice. RIP.
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What a loss so early in her career but her songs live on!
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Love Dinah on her blues sides most of all. She got the feelin'!
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teedub95464
A Rocking' Good Way..
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Great remake!
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It really brothers me that we lose so many musicians,si n g e r s , j u s t good talent from drugs,but we still have the music.
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SOOOOOOOOOOO O AMAZING..... . . . . . . . . . .
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I could listen to the jazz divas sing forevef
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After Hours With Miss D is the best album ever!!!! Our Love Is Here To Stay Melts my heart..... Sublime voice and perfect song interpretati o n s . . . . Class Act!
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Thanks to my dad, I listened to DW (not Darryl Waltrip) at a very young age and would spend Saturdays on the swing singing every DW song from the album I had memorized! Friends thought me the uncoolest white girl in town! 40 years later I'm still enjoying the best of the best!
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Dinah was married to football legand Dickk night train Lane at the time of her death in Detroit, Mich
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hisbasa2001
diva,diva,di v a , d e l l i c o u s . . . . s o u n d i n g prima balladress,s o n g s t r e s s , we your fans still salute you. stephen Arnold

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love the music it is timeless
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I agree: Jewel 'nails' it. Svelte stiletto forward motion...
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