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Dinah Washington and Friends: Swing Era is a 2004 compilation film showcasing Dinah and such singers, artists, and entertainers as Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Dorothy Dandridge, Martha Davis, Faye Adams, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mabel Lee, June Richmond, Vanita Smythe, and Edna Mae Harris. Dinah Washington blended jazz, pop, and R & B sounds together. Her immense range and musical talent made her a true legend in her time. This collection gathers rare footage of her and her fellow performers from early in her storied career. She was the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s and was considered the queen of the Blues. Dinah was born on August 29th, 1924 and died on December 14th, 1963. The title of this is a bit of a misnomer for it only shows Dinah Washington in one set. The majority of this features her 'friends' performing.