[JPL] Billie and Dinah?

Tom Reney tr at wfcr.org
Tue Jul 14 07:34:48 EDT 2009

I've never read a reference to an actual performance or sitting-in 
situation between Dinah and Billie.  From early on, Dinah was 
appreciated for the way she utilized the influence of Bessie Smith, 
gospel singer/pianist Roberta Martin, and Lady Day.  Dinah had a 
renowned way of imitating Billie that she began honing during her high 
school years and would later feature in concerts in response to audience 
requests.  She also imitated Billie in occasionally wearing a white 
flower in her hair for public appearances and publicity photos. 

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Claudia Russell wrote:
> Did Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington ever perform together?  
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