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Most of us don’t know the story of Dinah Washington Dinah is one of those important, yet lost figures in black history, who made a variety of contributions, particularly in music and the arts. She referred to herself as the “Queen of Blues,” and was an inductee into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Dinah Washington, born Ruth Lee Jones (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963), 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”.
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