Dinah Washington

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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.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Best of the Roulette Years Dinah Washington 1
The Complete Dinah Washington, Volume 5: 1949-1950 Dinah Washington 1
The Essential Dinah Washington Dinah Washington 1
The Great Dinah Washington Dinah Washington 1
What a Diff'rence a Day Makes: The Best Of Dinah Washington 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Queen of the Juke Box "Live" (1949-1955) Dinah Washington 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Dinah Jams Dinah Washington 2
1998 Dinah '62 Dinah Washington 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1944 Evil Gal Blues / Homeward Bound Dinah Washington 1
1947 Fool That I Am / Mean and Evil Blues Dinah Washington 1
1952 Mad About the Boy / I Can’t Face the Music Dinah Washington 1
1956 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof / The First Time Dinah Washington with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra 1
1992 Mad About the Boy Dinah Washington 1
2002 Is You Is or Is You Ain't (My Baby) Dinah Washington 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Eight Classic Albums (4 CD Box of 8 original albums) Dinah Washington 4

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