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On mercury. vol.2 1950-1952

Dinah Washington (performer)

On mercury. vol.2 1950-1952

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Title
On mercury. vol.2 1950-1952
Performer
Dinah Washington 1924-1963
Publisher
Mercury, 1988
3 cd's
Playing time
02:34:48
EAN
0042283244825
CDR
JFX0152
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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More than 1 times in Flemish libraries

About 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.

Life and career

Ruth Lee Jones was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Alice and Ollie Jones, and moved to Chicago as a child. She became deeply involved in gospel and played piano for the choir in St. Luke's Baptist Church while still in elementary school. She sang gospel music in church and played piano, directing her church choir in her teens and being a member of the Sallie Martin Gospel Si…Read more on Wikipedia