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Swing Era, Dinah Washington & Friends
Swing Era Dinah Washington Friends
Actor: Dinah Washington
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     0hr 59min

Gathering material from early in her career, this video offers a fascinating picture of the young Dinah Washington, at a time when she was mainly concentrating on jazzy, torrid R & B numbers shortly after she had been disc...  more »


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Actor: Dinah Washington
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Other Music
Studio: Music Video Distributors
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/03/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 59min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Dinah Washington DVD features more Friends than Imaginable
W S Merwin | Washington DC | 08/31/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Only four of the twenty two video clips on this DVD are of Dinah Washington. There are nine other artists included in this program, all of whom complement Ms. Washington, but I would have preferred a better balance of Dinah's material to that of the other singers."
Washington, Dandridge, Tharpe, Brown and others
Nikica Gilic | Zagreb, Croatia | 12/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Indeed; calling this DVD Dinah Washington and friends is bad, misleading and unfair... Therefore only 4 stars.

On the other hand, fans of swing jazz and some similar genres (including boogie woogie!) might like to own this DVD with these short musical films starring these singers, artists, players and entertainers:
Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Dorothy Dandridge, Martha Davis, Faye Adams, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mabel Lee, June Richmond, Vanita Smythe, Edna Mae Harris. I think I named them all.

This is a bonanza for us nostalgia fans (incidentally, I seem to be nostalgic about the era not even my MOTHER was yet born in, but too each his own...)