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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington
Aliases
The Queen
Sextet with Dinah Washington
Real name
Ruth Lee Jones
Born
August 29, 1924
Died
December 14, 1963
Country
United States
IPI
00032539200
Comments
Often referred to as the "Queen of the Blues", Washington was a legendary blues, R&B and jazz singer. Jones was married eight times before her death at age 39 caused by drug use.
Family
Eddie Chamblee Spouse (1957)

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
December 1946 (3 artists)
November 1963 (4 artists)
October 1951 (4 artists)
July 1949 (9 artists)
June 1954 (8 artists)
1951 (2 artists)
September 1953 (2 artists)
September 1948 (2 artists)
September 1960 (2 artists)
July 1949 (6 artists)
September 1947 (2 artists)
1960 Deborah Cox
June 8, 1958 (3 artists)
March 1944 (6 artists)
April 1963 (9 artists)
July 1948 (6 artists)
June 1960 (41 artists)
September 1953 (3 artists)
1948 (7 artists)

Covers by Dinah Washington

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1956 Jan Garber and His Orchestra
1956 Revelers
December 1954 Hal Kemp and His Orchestra
April 1958 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
1960 Vera Lynn
April 1962 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
1957 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
1948 Margaret Simms & Paul Bass
1957 Margaret Simms & Paul Bass
1956 Belle Baker
January 1955 Leo Reisman and His Orchestra, Abbie Mitchell, Ruby Hill, Harold Nicholas
1955 Ethel Waters
April 1967 Vic Damone
May 1960 Priscilla Bowman
1962 Mel Tormé and His Mel-Tones
1959 Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra
September 1962 Eva Taylor
January 1960 Dorothy Pay
Back Water Blues Dinah Washington 1959 Unverified
January 1962 Vivienne Segal
October 1963 Mildred Fisher, Helen Morgan
1957 Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
June 1955 Nat "King" Cole with Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
December 1954 Belle Baker
August 1957 Ginger Rogers & Willie Howard
December 1954 Fred Hamm and His Orchestra
November 1963 Jackie Gleason
August 1957 Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators, Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
April 1958 (unknown)
1957 Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy
October 1951 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
April 1962 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
November 1959 Julie London
1954 Maxine Sullivan, Louis Armstrong, Bill Bailey, The Dandridge Sisters, The Rhythmettes and The Deep River Boys
April 1962 Nat "King" Cole with Orchestra Conducted by Neal Hefti
October 1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1962 Billie Holiday
1961 The Orioles - Sid Bass Orch.
1961 Ernie Andrews accompanied by Wilbert Baranco Trio
April 1962 Gloria Lynne with The Earl May Trio
October 1963 Sonny Thompson - Lula Reed
November 1947 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
June 1955 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra with Billie Holiday
1946 Ginger Rogers & Allen Kearns
1957 Aileen Stanley
1961 Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra
1962 Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
March 1944 Hot Lips Page Trio
Covered by (22 artists)
August 1957 Nan Wynn
October 1962 Felicia Sanders
September 1947 Floyd Hunt Quartette
September 1962 Morton Downey
1962 Billie Holiday
1956 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
1960 Billie Holiday
September 1952 Ken Marvin with The Harmonettes
1950 Roy Fox and His Orchestra
1964 Curtis Lewis and His Trio, Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
1964 Bob Chester and His Orchestra
1957 Bert Stock and His Orchestra
November 1958 The Drifters [US]
1950 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra with vocal refrain by Red McKenzie
February 1963 Ida Cox, Leroy Carr
1961 Roy Hamilton
May 1960 Jane Froman with Chorus and Orchestra Conducted by Sid Feller
August 1961 Dolores Valesco
May 1952 Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
February 1946 Bob Hope
1960 Douglas McPhail
1956 Frank Sinatra
June 1955 Gene Kelly & Leila Ernst
1950 (unknown)
October 1962 Jo Stafford and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston & His Orchestra
1954 Hank Snow, The Singing Ranger and The Rainbow Ranch Boys
September 1962 Jackie Wilson
April 1958 Eva Taylor
1950 John Raitt & Jan Clayton
January 1962 Gladys Swarthout & John Boles
1955 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
October 1962 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
1956 Isabel Bigley
June 1955 William Gaxton & Ethel Merman
1960 Ivie Anderson
January 1962 Nat "King" Cole with Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
December 1954 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
September 1962 Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
October 1962 Dorothy Squires with Orchestra directed by Billy Reid
August 1957 Dorothy Squires with Orchestra directed by Billy Reid
August 1950 Savannah Churchill with The Red Norvo Quintet
1964 Doris Day
1956 Harold Arlen acc. by Arthur Schutt
January 1948 Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra, Bull Moose Jackson and His Buffalo Bearcats
January 1962 Frank Sinatra
June 1951 Frank Sinatra
October 1963 Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy
September 1962 Nat "King" Cole
November 1959 Henry Busse and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Richard Barry
October 1963 Claramae Turner
1962 The MGM Studio Orchestra
1959 Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce
Covered by (23 artists)
November 1959 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
1948 The Basin Street Boys
August 1957 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
April 1962 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
It Could Happen to You Dinah Washington 1960 Unverified
1959 Dinah Shore with Orchestra
March 1950 Isham Jones and His Orchestra
1961 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
November 1959 Doris Day and Nestor Amaral
September 1948 The Orioles
June 1960 (unknown)
1964 Orlando's Orchestra
1956 Mary Hay and Clifton Webb
1957 (unknown)
August 1961 Dick Powell & Alice Faye
October 1962 Aida Ward
January 1955 Virginia Bruce
October 1963 Wynona Carr
May 1950 Don Redman and His Orchestra
1962 Don Redman and His Orchestra
1947 Savannah Churchill and The Sentimentalists
April 1948 Chris Cross and His Orchestra
August 1961 Al Hibbler
1961 Betty Hutton with Joe Lilley and His Orchestra
February 1951 Little Jimmy Scott
November 1959 Little Jimmy Scott
April 1958 Bessie Smith
January 1962 Ethel Waters with Edward Mallory and His Orchestra
September 1962 Red McKenzie & His Orchestra
October 1951 Abe Lyman's California Orchestra
1957 Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
February 1963 Charles Segar
1956 Mabel Mercer
1956 Irene Bordoni and Arthur Margetson
1962 Harold Arlen with Orchestral Acc. Dir. by Ray Sinatra
1956 Russ Case and His Orchestra with Audrey Marsh and The Guild Choristers
1954 Kathryn Crawford, June Shafer, Ida Pearson and Stella Friend
October 1962 Ray Noble and His New Mayfair Orchestra
January 1955 Evelyn Herbert
September 1962 Billie Holiday
September 1960 Kenny Baker [US1]
May 1952 Joyce Barbour, Steffi Duna, Norah Howard and Doris Hare
October 1952 Ray Anthony and His Orchestra - Vocal by Tommy Mercer, Marcie Miller and The Ray Anthony Choir
1956 Ernie Andrews with Benny Carter Orchestra
October 1963 John Reardon & Nancy Dussault
June 1955 Marcia Van Dyke & Johnny Johnston
August 1957 Eddie Cantor
November 1959 Sterling Holloway & June Cochran
April 1958 Bessie Smith
April 1962 Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees
January 1962 The Jungle Band
1956 Mayo Methot
1951 (unknown), Dinah Shore with Henry René's Orchestra and Chorus
1956 Maurice Chevalier
June 1953 Billy May and His Orchestra
June 1955 Mae West with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
September 1952 Johnny Ace with The Beale Streeters
August 1957 Nat King Cole
March 1952 Etta Jones with Barney Bigard and His Orchestra
February 1963 Margaret Johnson
January 1955 Billie Holiday
1956 Nat "King" Cole
November 1950 (unknown)
1956 Ella Logan with Bill Harty Orchestra
1955 Ella Logan with Bill Harty Orchestra
1951 Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra
1961 The Five Keys
1954 Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra
August 1957 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan
April 1951 Percy Mayfield
October 1963 Tony Bennett with Percy Faith and His Orchestra
April 1962 Lew Stone and His Band
February 1963 Lil Green
Salty Papa Blues Dinah Washington 1969 Unverified
1956 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
January 1962 Doris Day
April 1958 Bessie Smith and Her Blue Boys
August 1961 Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Bob Goday
October 1947 Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra
1956 Tamara
July 3, 1956 Benny Goodman Sextet, Ernie Andrews
1964 Russ Morgan and His Orchestra
August 1957 Winnie Lightner
1957 Four Tones and Eddie Beal Trio
March 1964 Fred Astaire
1956 The Six Hottentots
1957 Clarence Williams' Blue Five
1947 Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra
1961 Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals, Isham Jones' Orchestra
October 1952 Ethel Waters with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
March 1954 Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters
1956 Harry Richman
1957 Anna Meyers and Original Memphis Five
October 1963 Emil Roósz und sein Orchester - Gesang: Austin Egen, Ruth Etting
November 1954 Janet Brace
January 1952 The Swallows
1964 Virginia Verrill
January 1955 Jaye P. Morgan
November 1959 Dinah Shore
October 1962 Russell Wooding and His Grand Central Red Caps
November 1963 Nat King Cole
April 1958 Bessie Smith
March 1964 Sacha Distel et son ensemble, Betty Carter
1957 "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm
Covered by (3 artists)
September 1962 Judy Garland
1989 Harry James and His Orchestra
1960 Isham Jones and His Orchestra
January 1955 Isham Jones and His Orchestra
1956 Ethel Waters
October 1963 Johnnie Johnston with Paul Baron and His Orchestra
1964 Dorothy Dickson
September 1963 Dakota Staton accompanied by The Norman Simmons Quartet
1960 Whispering Jack Smith
August 1957 Julia Sanderson and Donald Brian
June 1955 Eddie Albert & Marcy Westcott
August 1961 Teddy Wilson Quintet
1961 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra
November 1959 Margaret Whiting with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra
November 1950 Savannah Churchill and The Four Tunes
March 1952 Thelma La Vizzo
September 1959 Nat King Cole
January 1962 Les Baxter His Chorus and Orchestra
April 1959 Orquesta Pedro Via, Jimmie Ague
1949 Sam Lanin and His Orchestra
1988 Elsie Carlisle
October 1963 Anthony Newley
1956 Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy
1964 Bob Crosby and His Orchestra, Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
January 1952 Al Costello with The Walter Scott Orchestra
1946 Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Orchestra with Joey Nash
1961 Victor Young, Jeri Southern with Victor Young and His Orchestra
October 1962 McKenzie's Candy Kids
1962 Gene Austin
April 1962 Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra
1960 Fred Waring's Singers
1956 Ted Fiorito & His Orchestra
August 1961 John Hundley & Lillian Taiz
August 1961 Lois Deppe & Russell Woodling's Jubilee Singers
October 1947 Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
June 1955 Carol Bruce
January 1962 William Gaxton & Genevieve Tobin
January 1955 Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
March 1953 Hadda Brooks
October 1962 Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven - Vocal refrain by Edythe Wright
April 1962 Nat "King" Cole
April 1958 Bessie Smith
1961 Bing Crosby

Songs written by Dinah Washington

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Misery Dinah Washington, Louis Howard Dinah Washington 1960 Covered by Deborah Cox
Soulville Dinah Washington, Titus Turner, Henry Glover, Morris Levy Dinah Washington April 1963 Covered by (9 artists)

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
After Hours with Miss D Dinah Washington December 1954 EmArcy
After Hours with Miss "D" Dinah Washington 1955 EmArcy
Dinah Dinah Washington 1956 EmArcy
Dinah Jams Dinah Washington January 1955 EmArcy
Dinah Sings Bessie Smith Dinah Washington with Eddie Chamblee & His Orchestra April 1958 EmArcy
Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller Dinah Washington 1957 EmArcy
For Those in Love Dinah Washington June 1955 EmArcy
In the Land of Hi-Fi Dinah Washington, Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Hal Mooney 1956 EmArcy
The Swingin' Miss "D" Dinah Washington, Quincy Jones and His Orchestra August 1957 EmArcy
Dinah Discovered Dinah Washington April 1967 Mercury
For Lonely Lovers Dinah Washington 1961 Mercury
I Concentrate on You Dinah Washington 1960 Mercury
I Wanna Be Loved Dinah Washington with The Quincy Jones Orchestra 1962 Mercury
September in the Rain Dinah Washington August 1961 Mercury
Tears and Laughter Dinah Washington with Orchestra Conducted by Quincy Jones January 1962 Mercury
The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol.4 - 1954-1956 Dinah Washington 1988 Mercury
The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury Vol. 5 (1956-1958) Dinah Washington 1989 Mercury
The Queen! Dinah Washington 1959 Mercury
The Two of Us Dinah Washington & Brook Benton 1960 Mercury
Unforgettable Dinah Washington 1961 Mercury
What a Diff'rence a Day Makes! Dinah Washington November 1959 Mercury
Back to the Blues Dinah Washington February 1963 Roulette
Dinah '62 Dinah Washington April 1962 Roulette
Dinah '63 Dinah Washington October 1963 Roulette
Dinah Washington Dinah Washington 1964 Roulette
Drinking Again Dinah Washington September 1962 Roulette
In Love Dinah Washington, Arranged & Conducted by Don Costa October 1962 Roulette
In Tribute Dinah Washington March 1964 Roulette

EPs

Title Performer Release date Label
Guest in the House Dinah Washington 1954 EmArcy

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Pennies from Heaven Dinah Washington 1954 EmArcy
Homeward Bound Sextet with Dinah Washington March 1944 Keynote Recordings
I Know How to Do It Sextet with Dinah Washington March 1944 Keynote Recordings
Ain't Misbehavin' Dinah Washington and Rudy Martin's Trio 1948 Mercury
Am I Asking Too Much Dinah Washington 1948 Mercury
A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love) Dinah Washington & Brook Benton May 1960 Mercury
A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side) Dinah Washington and Tab Smith's Orchestra December 1946 Mercury
Baby, Did You Hear Dinah Washington October 1951 Mercury
Baby Get Lost Dinah Washington July 1949 Mercury
Baby (You've Got What It Takes) Dinah Washington & Brook Benton January 1960 Mercury
Big Long Slidin' Thing Dinah Washington June 1954 Mercury
Cold Cold Heart Dinah Washington October 1951 Mercury
Dream Dinah Washington with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra 1954 Mercury
Embraceable You Dinah Washington with Gus Chappell's Orchestra 1946 Mercury
Fool That I Am Dinah Washington and Dave Young's Orchestra September 1947 Mercury
Half as Much Dinah Washington - Jimmy Cobb's Orchestra September 1952 Mercury
Harbor Lights Dinah Washington with Orchestra Conducted by Jimmy Carroll 1950 Mercury
Honky Tonky The Queen with Eddie Chamblee & His Orchestra November 1958 Mercury
How Deep Is the Ocean Dinah Washington with Teddy Stewart's Orchestra 1950 Mercury
I Can't Get Started with You Dinah Washington with Gus Chappell's Orchestra February 1946 Mercury
If It's the Last Thing I Do Dinah Washington with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra 1955 Mercury
If You Don't Think I'm Leaving (Count the Days I'm Gone) Dinah Washington with the Ike Carpenter Orchestra June 1951 Mercury
I'll Never Be Free Dinah Washington with Teddy Stewart's Orchestra August 1950 Mercury
I Love You, Yes I Do Dinah Washington and Teddy Brannon's Trio January 1948 Mercury
In the Rain Dinah Washington July 1948 Mercury
It Isn't Fair Dinah Washington with Teddy Stewart's Orchestra March 1950 Mercury
It's Too Soon to Know Dinah Washington September 1948 Mercury
I Wanna Be Loved Dinah Washington with Teddy Stewart's Orchestra May 1950 Mercury
I Want to Be Loved Dinah Washington and Chubby Jackson's Quartet 1947 Mercury
I Won't Cry Anymore Dinah Washington 1951 Mercury
I Won't Cry Anymore Dinah Washington with Orchestra Conducted by Jimmy Carroll February 1951 Mercury
Love Walked In Dinah Washington September 1960 Mercury
Mad About the Boy Dinah Washington May 1952 Mercury
My Heart Cries for You Dinah Washington 1951 Mercury
My Kind of Man Dinah Washington with Teddy Stewart's Orchestra 1950 Mercury
My Lean Baby Dinah Washington June 1953 Mercury
Out in the Cold Again The Ravens and Dinah Washington 1951 Mercury
Please Send Me Someone to Love Dinah Washington April 1951 Mercury
Resolution Blues Dinah Washington and Cootie Williams Orchestra April 1948 Mercury
Ring-A My Phone Dinah Washington June 8, 1958 Mercury
September in the Rain Dinah Washington September 1961 Mercury
Since I Fell for You Dinah Washington and Rudy Martin Trio October 1947 Mercury
Soft Winds Dinah Washington with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra July 3, 1956 Mercury
Stormy Weather Dinah Washington October 1952 Mercury
Such a Night Dinah Washington March 1954 Mercury
Tell Me Why Dinah Washington January 1952 Mercury
That's All I Want From You Dinah Washington January 1955 Mercury
There's Got to Be a Change Dinah Washington November 1947 Mercury
This Bitter Earth Dinah Washington June 1960 Mercury
Time Out for Tears Dinah Washington with Jimmy Carroll's Orchestra November 1950 Mercury
Trouble in Mind Dinah Washington March 1952 Mercury
TV Is the Thing (This Year) Dinah Washington September 1953 Mercury
Unforgettable Dinah Washington September 1959 Mercury
West Side Baby Dinah Washington and The Rudy Martin Trio 1948 Mercury
What a Diff'rence a Day Makes Dinah Washington April 1959 Mercury
What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry Dinah Washington and Rudy Martin's Trio 1949 Mercury
Wishing Well Dinah Washington November 1954 Mercury
You Let My Love Grow Cold Dinah Washington March 1953 Mercury
Funny Thing Dinah Washington November 1963 Roulette
I'll Drown In My Own Tears Dinah Washington September 1963 Roulette
In the Dark Dinah Washington February 1963 Roulette
Soulville Dinah Washington April 1963 Roulette
That Sunday (That Summer) Dinah Washington November 1963 Roulette
You're A Sweetheart Dinah Washington, Arranged by Don Costa October 1962 Roulette
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You Dinah Washington April 1962 Roulette

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
Cookin' in the Kitchen with Dinah Kathryn Hettel September 2016 (self-released)
Regina Is ... The Songs of Dinah Washington Regina Marie Williams December 2004 (self-released)
This One's for Dinah China Moses & Raphael Lemonnier March 4, 2009 Blue Note
Unforgettable - A Tribute to Dinah Washington Aretha Franklin April 1964 Columbia
Destination Moon Deborah Cox June 19, 2007 Decca