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Episode #596 – Dinah Washington, Pt. 3 – 1950-51

Air Week: October 4-10, 2021

Dinah Washington, Pt. 3 – 1950-51

Dinah Washington was more than just the “Queen of The Jukeboxes,” “Queen Of The Blues” and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on her. Dinah was the real deal. As one of the best selling artists of the 20th Century, Dinah was no pop sensation or flash in the pan. She was a consummate artist, who developed a playful, yet serious style of phrasing all her own. This week, Matt The Cat continues to honor the great Dinah Washington with part 3 of our multi-part series. Part 3 picks up at the very end of 1949 and follows her Mercury Records releases through 1951. The ol’ Rockola Juke In The Back is stocked with top 10 R&B hits “Good Daddy Blues,” “I Only Know,” “It Isn’t Fair,” “I’ll Never Be Free” and many more. We’ll dig on Dinah’s interpretation of the classic “Harbor Lights,” as well as Percy Mayfield’s “Please Send Me Someone To Love” and the Blues standard, “Ain’t Nobody’s Business.” She even scores a giant hit with her rendition of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.” Dinah Washington’s in top form on part 3, this week on the “Juke In The Back.”


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