Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington
The Queen
Sextet with Dinah Washington
Real name
Ruth Lee Jones
August 29, 1924
December 14, 1963
United States
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.
Eddie Chamblee Spouse (1957)


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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
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
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 Rippling Rhythm
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