DINAH WASHINGTON / “Roulette Years Mixtape”

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2 Responses to “DINAH WASHINGTON / “Roulette Years Mixtape””

Ravel Says:
June 23rd, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Thank you for this wonderful mix of tunes from Washington. I have a lot of her Mercury years, but this selection is a treat for me.
(like the Makeba you did a while ago. Wonderful!)

Kiini Ibura Says:
June 24th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I really enjoyed the music here. I did sometimes get annoyed with the talk-singing thing, but I was very glad to hear that she mostly used that for the medley.

What you said about her wearing furs year-round and dying from diet pills is deeply tragic. I didn’t know that was how she died. The death toll of women who have died undergoing cosmetic procedures or under the weight of eating disorders or outsized dieting attempts.

It is truly sad and so unnecessary. I consider it violence against women–it hurts me to hear people disparaging themselves and their bodies in profoundly negative ways and it is absolutely insane that a woman in possession of such talents and success could have so much self loathing.

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