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Dinah Washington

American singer, songwriter, pianist

Dinah Washington

American singer, songwriter, pianist
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birthday
29th
August, 1924
Death
14th
December, 1963
Birth Place
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

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.

instruments played
Piano
vibraphone
Vocals
Associated Acts

Lionel Hampton Brook Benton Nat King Cole

Birth Name

Ruth Lee Jones

Genres

Jazz blues R&B gospel traditional pop music

Labels

Keynote Mercury EmArcy Roulette

Origin

Chicago, Illinois, US

Years Active

1941 63

Name

Dinah Washington

Nationality

United States of America

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