MISS DINAH WASHINGTONAugust 29, 1924 - December 14, 1963
Fave Dinah Washington lyrics and fave song about a dentist...He took out his trusted drillAnd he told me to open wideHe said he wouldn't hurt meBut he'd fill my hole insideLong John, Long John, you've got that golden touchYou thrill me when you drill me, and I need you very much
I used to listen to her all the time when I was young, and then the music stopped,and I only assumed she had dropped out of sight, never dreamed she died! Now I know... thanks for filling me in on reality.
MJ - I would've thought your fave Dinah song would be "Big Long Slidin' Thing":I asked him how it was doneHe said, I blow right hereThen I work my fingers and my thumbI slide it right outThen I slide it back againJiva - Yes, Miss D finally burned out after eight husbands, lots of champagne, and diet pills.
I'm not certain THIS one is in the Dinah Washington Songbook but...It’s not the size of the boat but the motion of the ocean
Fabulous! She looks so sweet in that picture. Legend has it that she was an evil gal. She's the only other diva I can listen to sing "The Man That Got Away".
I just heard her covering a Bessie Smith's "Backwater Blues" and doing a fabulous job.
Oh, this picture is fantastic!
MJ - Yes, but one does prefer a yacht to a dinghy.Marc - Agreed. Although Rosie Clooney did a very decent version on her 1964 Thanks For Nothing album for Reprise.Peenee - Yes! The studio version is great, but her live rendition from the '58 Newport Jazz Festival is superb.Donna Lethal - Hats, gloves, mink, and sceptres...all of my favorite things!