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Beautiful. Thanks for posting that. Both Dinah and Aretha are unforgettable!
 

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Love the way she cranks it on the "that's why, that's why, that's why".

Dinah died at the end of 1963 and this album was released in early 1964.

Interestingly, Dinah did a tribute album to Bessie Smith. That's quite a lineage.

Nadine Cohodas's biography of Dinah, Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington, is well worth reading (though Amazon reviewers don't all agree).

Chris Albertson's bio Bessie is definitely worth reading. She was something else. One story that sticks in my mind is her discovering some white men vandalising the tent she did her shows in and confronting them with "What the f*** do you think you're doing?" In the south at that time that could have gotten her killed, but she lived to tell about it.
 
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