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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues". She was a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 29th, 1924 (Tuscaloosa), Died December 14th, 1963 (Detroit)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 72873 10-in. 5/21/1945 Blow top blues Lionel Hampton Sextet vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Washington, Dinah," accessed December 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/350111.

Washington, Dinah. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/350111.

"Washington, Dinah." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/350111

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