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Friday, January 21, 2022

A Stranger On Earth - Dinah Washington


A Stranger On Earth

A Stranger On Earth
Dinah Washington
Arrangements by Fred Norman
Produced by Henry Glover
Design: Moskof-Morrison, Inc.
Roulette R 25253

From the back cover: Dinah Washington first began singing in the choir of St. Luke's Baptist Church on Chicago's south side. Her musicianship showed itself not only as a singer, but also as an organist and piano player for the church. By the time she was fifteen, she had won an amateur contest at the Regal Theatre and by sixteen, she had been hired for her first professional engagement. It was on this first job that the manager of the club suggested that she change her name from Ruth Jones to the more professional sounding Dinah Washington.

Dinah's big break came when she auditioned for Lionel Hampton and won the top vocal spot with the band. She spent four years with Hamp's aggregation and then moved out on her own. In the years that followed, Dinah's appearances and recordings won her the title of "Queen Of The Blues".

A Stranger On Earth (Arrangement by Marty Manning)
The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman Cryin' For Her Man
Drown In My Own Tears (Arrangement by Howard Biggs)
It's A Mean Old Man's World
Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning
Me & My Gin
The Man That Got Away
Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me (Arrangement by Don Costa)
You've Been A Good Old Wagon

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