Dinah Washington Dinah Washington & Others - Swing Era

Dinah Washington & Others - Swing Era
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 59 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Swing Era
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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One of the most beloved vocalists of the past century, Dinah Washington (1924-1963) was justly celebrated for her very personal singing style that was at home in all types of music, be it blues, jazz, R&B or pop. In this respect, she was gifted with an unmistakable salty, high-pitched voice that was perfect for her complete clarity of diction and her phrasing with strong roots in the blues. An artist who led a very turbulent personal life, Dinah Washington was known for her no-nonsense, unsentimental, yet always moving renditions centered on the universal subject of lost love. It should come as no surprise that her unique vocal style exerted huge influence on jazz and R&B singers such as Esther Phillips, Nancy Wilson, and Diane Schuur.

Gathering material from early in her career, this video offers a fascinating picture of the young Dinah Washington, at a time when she was mainly concentrating on jazzy, torrid R&B numbers shortly after she has been discovered by bandleader Lionel Hampton. Featuring different clips and appearances (some of them at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theatre!) This is an essential document that will surely surprise and fascinate the many fans of the late great Dinah Washington. The video has been compiled with a selection of soundies from Martha Davis, Ruth Brown, Dorothy Dandridge, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and other female vocalists from the Forties and Fifties.

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Some fascinating material has been unearthed from the vaults for this profile of sultry jazz singer Dinah Washington. The footage illustrates great depths to her talents, showing how she could tackle R&B as well as jazz, while keeping an audience fully under her spell with some incredible onstage charisma. Most of the material was captured at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, providing a historically important memento of a hugely talented singer.


  • 1.Only a Moment Ago
  • 2.Such a Night
  • 3.I Don't Hurt Anymore
  • 4.My Lean Baby
  • 5.Martha's Boogie
  • 6.We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
  • 7.Vipity Vop
  • 8.Goodbye
  • 9.Oh Wath a Dream / Raining Teardrops from My Eyes
  • 10.Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
  • 11.Have a Good Time
  • 12.Everyday
  • 13.Somebody Somewhere
  • 14.Zoot Suit
  • 15.A Jig in the Jungle
  • 16.Lonesome Road
  • 17.Chicken Shack Shuffle
  • 18.Cat Can't Dream
  • 19.Hey Lawdy Mama
  • 20.Mr. Jackson from Jacksonville
  • 21.They Raided the Joint
  • 22.Taint No Good

Plot Keywords:

Jazz | Music (General) | Music Video | Swing | Swing Music

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