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Queen by Nadine Cohodas
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Aug 24, 2004 | ISBN 9780375421488
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“The Queen: God bless her. Anyone who loved Dinah Washington as I did will appreciate this book by Nadine Cohodas, which beautifully documents the joys and sorrows of the life of this lady who was a peer of her contemporaries Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holliday.”
–George Wein, author of Myself Among Others and founder of the Newport Jazz Festival

“Dinah Washington died at thirty-nine, but packed so much life and incident into every moment it’s a wonder that Nadine Cohodas could sort it out; the marital adventures alone might have daunted a less avid biographer. Nor does she slight her music. Dinah could make every kind of song vital and personal, no matter the context–jazz, blues, swing, pop, r&b, or r&r. Cohodas captures the Queen in all her obstinate spitfire glory.”
–Gary Giddins, author of Weather Bird and Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams

Table Of Contents

Prologue 3
1 . Tuscaloosa, 1900–1928, pg. 5
2 . Lift Every Voice, 1929–July 1942, pg. 10
3 . Is There Anyone Finer?, August–December 1942, pg. 24
4 . The “Find” of the Year, January–July 1943, pg. 32
5 . I Know How to Do It, August 1943–November 1945, pg. 40
6 . Stairway to a Star, December 1945–December 1947, pg. 55
7 . Queen of the Juke Boxes, 1948–1949, pg. 73
8 . No Time for Tears, 1950–1951, pg. 96
9 . Keter, Wynton, and Jimmy, 1952, pg. 126
10 . Love for Sale, 1953, pg. 143
11 . Dinah Jams, 1954, pg. 160
12 . Much More Than a Blues Singer, 1955, pg. 192
13 . “Hot, Fresh and Invigorating,” 1956, pg. 222
14 . “You’ve Got to Lay It on Charisma,” 1957, pg. 248
15 . “Ah, I Got You,” 1958, pg. 278
16 . What a Diff’rence a Day Makes, 1959, pg. 304
17 . Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes, 1960, pg. 331
18 . September in the Rain, 1961, pg. 358
19 . Roulette Wheel, 1962, pg. 388
20 . For All We Know, January–November 1963, pg. 409
21 . “Move Me a Little Higher,” December 1963, pg. 434
22 . Long Live the Queen, pg. 443 
Discography, pg. 455
Notes, pg. 461
Bibliography, pg. 525
Acknowledgments, pg. 531
Index, pg. 535

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