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"Everything I say was something Dinah said at one time or another. Many people thought she was just another singer, but she was a very funny lady and an accomplished musician with a rich gospel background. There was a period when she traveled with the renowned gospel group, the Roberta Martin Singers. She shared the stage with Mahalia Jackson. She went from gospel to blues to jazz to pop. She thought the title "Queen of the Blues" limited her because Dinah did it all!"


Sasha Daltonn's
one-woman show pays tribute to
Dinah Washington
"Queen of the Blues"

Sasha sings 2 dozen songs associated with Dinah

  • Evil Gal Blues
  • Stairway To The Stars
  • This Bitter Earth
  • Unforgettable
  • What A Difference A Day Makes

The show won rave reviews around the nation! After an 18-month run in Chicago, the show went to New York, optioned by Woodie King, Jr., Director of the Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theater.

"This is a fine and powerful tribute; not just because the overall production is to thoroughly entertaining, but because it provides, for the first time, a look at one of America's more prodigious artists who has been overlooked much too long.
Sasha Daltonn is one of the most gifted blues-jazz singers on the scene. She sings with authority, intelligence and feeling, and truly honored them memory of Dinah Washington."

Hugh Wyatt (Daily News 10/83)

Dinah Washington
Nee: Ruth Jones
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Moved to Chicago at age 6

(16x20 Framed)

Copywrite 1999 Charles Mills



"Sasha is a good vocalist who does not imitate Dinah's voice as much as she evokes her memory. Overall, Sasha! Sing Dinah Washington! is a fitting honor to and documentation of the legacy left to us by the unique performer that was
Dinah Washington."

Claude Reed, Jr.
(National Scene 10/83)

Like Dinah did, Sasha's audiences are "Blown away. Bashed. Brought back and convinced." Bill Hasson

"Sasha comes out and sings the shonuff Dinah Washington blues!"
Lionel Mitchell
(Amsterdam News 10/83)

"Daltonn's impersonation of her heroine is convincing, dramatically and vocally!"
Larry Kart
(Chicago Tribune 2/13/81)

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July 12, 2001
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