Lunch Break: Dinah Washington, “Teach Me Tonight”

I learned about Dinah Washington from reading Paper Lion. I’m now prone to arguing that she’s the best of the great jazz vocalists of the mid-century, but there is no proof. And it’s hard to argue against Ella Fitzgerald’s range and tone and mastery.

But Dinah has much of that, and heart. It all feels.

One thought on “Lunch Break: Dinah Washington, “Teach Me Tonight”

  1. I remember loving “What a Difference a Day Makes” when it came out, and I also remember both Washington marrying Lions DB Dick “Night Train” Lane, and that she OD’d a la Billie Holliday.

    Great track, Peter.

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