Dinah and Bird

DINAH WASHINGTON & CHARLIE “BIRD” PARKER both have birthdays on August 29th. Dinah was four years younger than Bird, and both died very young – he at age 34, she at 39. Bird, born in 1920, would have been 90 years old and the representatives of his estate maintain an official website – click here.

April In Paris on a CD of the same title
and Bad Luck on Dinah Washington Sings The Blues recording

Bird’s rendition of Bloomdido on Portrait of a Genius and also on Bird & Diz
Dinah’s Never Let Me Go is on The Swingin’ Miss “D”

Night & Day is from an out-of-print MGM compilation LP titled Core of Jazz with various artists including Bird
and Perdido is on Dinah’s The Swingin’ Miss “D”

Love For Sale is on a vinyl/LP titled The Charlie Parker Story (Vol 2)
and Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? is on Dinah’s The Swingin’ Miss “D”

Wee is on Parker’s The Quintet-Live at Massey Hall recording
and You’re Crying is on Dinah’s The Swingin’ Miss “D”

I’m In The Mood For Love is on Parker’s April In Paris recording
and Blue Gardenia is on Dinah Sings The Blues

My Melancholy Baby is on Bird & Diz
and Every Time We Say Good By on Dinah’s Swingin’ Miss “D”

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And be sure to check out the JazzWax 5-part feature about Charlie Parker — it’s an interview with historian Phil Schapp, part one starts here.

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