Dinah Washington, part 4 – 1951-53 this week on The Juke In The Back!

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.
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 4 of our 5 part series.
Part 4 picks up in the middle of 1951 and follows her Mercury Records releases through the end of 1953. During this time, Dinah scored 3 double-sided singles, beginning with her version of the tremendous hit “Wheel Of Fortune,” backed with “Tell Me Why” in ’52. Then she hit with the Blues standard “Trouble In Mind” backed with a new rendition of her own song, this time called “New Blowtop Blues.” Finally, after a year-long dry spell from the charts, she returns with “TV Is The Thing (This Year)” backed with “Fat Daddy.”
Matt The Cat takes you through this often ignored, but no less riveting part of Dinah’s career on this week’s “Juke In The Back.”
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