Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington was the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950’s. She started out as a church gospel singer later branched out into blues, jazz and popular music. She managed to get a gig with a theatre house band where she was spotted by Lionel Hampton. He invited her to tour with him which she did for a number of years before leaving to pursue a solo recording career.

Between 1944 and 1962 Dinah Washington had major success with a number of songs in the US R & B charts as a solo artist, with her male backing trio and duets. Since her untimely and sudden death in 1963 (she was only 39 years old), her talent has been recognised in a number of ways including

  • In 1993, the U.S. Post Office issued a Dinah Washington 29 cent commemorative postage stamp.
  • In 2005, the Board of Commissioners renamed a Chicago park, Dinah Washington Park.
  • In 2008, the city of Tuscaloosa, renamed the section of 30th Avenue between 15th Street and Kaulton Park “Dinah Washington Avenue.”
  • On August 29, 2013, the same city renovated an old building, and named it the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Centre.
  • In December,  2014, a version of the WordPress management system was named after her.

Backing Tracks

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' - DINAH WASHINGTON
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 Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Ain’t Misbehaving)

CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE - DINAH WASHINGTON
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 Call Me Irresponsible

EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY - DINAH WASHINGTON
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Everybody Loves Somebody

I'M THROUGH WITH LOVE - DINAH WASHINGTON
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I’m Through With Love

IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY - DINAH WASHINGTON
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 Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby

IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU - DINAH WASHINGTON
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 It Could Happen To You

MAD ABOUT THE BOY - DINAH WASHINGTON
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Mad About The Boy

THIS BITTER EARTH - DINAH WASHINGTON
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This Bitter Earth

TRUST IN ME - DINAH WASHINGTON
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Trust In Me

UNFORGETTABLE - DINAH WASHINGTON
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Unforgettable

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES - DINAH WASHINGTON
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What A Difference A Day Makes

YOU LET MY LOVE GROW COLD - DINAH WASHINGTON
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You Let My Love Grow Cold

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Jazz – Dinah Washington

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