Dinah Washington

  • Born: (Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States)
  • Died: (Detroit, Michigan, United States)

Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones) 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.


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