Dinah Washington was Grammy winning vocalist known for her warm, sexy vocals and innate musicianship. She sang gospel, blues, jazz and pop standards and made some of the best jazz and pop albums of the late 50s. Although she was one of the first African-American entertainers to crossover to the white pop market, her emotional instability and chaotic personal life led to many ups and downs in her career and he died early, only 39-years-old at the time of her accidental OD on brandy and diet pills.
Washington was born Ruth Jones Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but the family moved to Chicago when Washington was three. Her mother was a well known gospel singer and she was part of her mother’s act by the... Read More