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Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington

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Publisher Comments:

Dinah Washington sang pop, jazz, R&B, and gospel, but post of all she sang the blues--"Maybe I'm a Fool" and "I Wanna Be Loved" and "Muddy Water" and (of course) "What a Difference a Day Makes" and countless others--all in a distinctive a honey-and-vinegar voice that made everything she sang unmistakably her own. Dubbed both the Queen of the Blues and the Queen of the Juke Box, Dinah Washington had a short life, but a supremely eventful one, packed with songs, shows, lovers, and husbands. Controversial to the critics of her time, vastly influential to the next generation of singers, Washington will always be remembered for a life that was, first and foremost, music.

Book News Annotation:

In this biography of jazz singer Dinah Washington (1924-1963), Cohodas traces her life as a child in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the beginnings of her career when she sang with Lionel Hampton's band, recordings and songs, and her performances with her trio, as a soloist, and other groups. A discography is provided. Cohodas is the author of other books on music and politics. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823084470
Subtitle:
The Life and Music of Dinah Washington
Publisher:
Billboard Books
Author:
Cohodas, Nadine
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.30x6.02x1.28 in. 1.78 lbs.

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