Dinah (song)

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"Dinah" is a popular song published in 1925 and introduced by Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club on Broadway. It was integrated into the show Kid Boots.[1] The music was written by Harry Akst, and the lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. Hit versions in 1926 were by Ethel Waters, The Revelers, Cliff Edwards and Fletcher Henderson.[2]

One singer, Fannye Rose Shore, became so identified with the song that DJ Martin Block called her "Dinah Shore", which then stuck as her stage name for the next 50 years.[3]

Recorded versions[edit]

It was immensely popular with jazz bands and vocalists of the period and beyond, with versions by various artists, including:

Japanese versions[edit]

In Japan, it was released by Teichiku Records; it was the debut song of Dick Mine (ディック・ミネ) in December, 1934.

Tokuichi Mine (Mine Tokuichi (三根徳一)) had previously been an unknown band singer. He referred to himself as Dick Mine, translated the lyrics of "Dinah" into Japanese by himself, and sang the song. He called himself Kōich Mine (Mine Kōich (三根耕一)), a pen name, as the translator. "Dinah", sung by Dick Mine, became the first hit song for Teichiku Records, with "Dark Eyes" on the flip side.

"Dinah" was also covered by, among others, Tadaharu Nakano (Nakano Tadaharu (中野忠晴)) as "Dinah", Akira Kishii (Kishii Akira (岸井明)) as "Dinah", Kenichi Enomoto (Enomoto Ken'ichi (榎本健一)) as "Enoken No Dinah" (エノケンのダイナ), meaning "Enoken's Dinah", Isao Hayashi (Hayashi Isao (林伊佐緒)) as "Dinah", and Yoshio Kawada (Kawada Yoshio (川田義雄) as "Rōkyoku Dinah" (浪曲ダイナ).

Film appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowe, Leslie (1992). Directory of Popular Music. London: Waterlow Information Services Ltd. p. 70. ISBN 0-904520-70-6. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 492. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  3. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=e9UPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FY4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3841,5066262&dq=martin+block&hl=en
  4. ^ Chat Baker Discography Lost and Found
  5. ^ Josephine Baker
  6. ^ Brunswick Records in the 7300 - 7499 series Archived 2012-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 58. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  8. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  10. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ Brunswick Records in the 6000 - 6499 series Archived 2012-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 103. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  13. ^ Victor Records in the 22500 - 22999 series
  14. ^ Victor Records in the 25000 - 25499 series
  15. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  16. ^ Second Hand Songs: Medium - Solo Monk - Thelonious Monk (1965)
  17. ^ Ed Townsend, Glad to Be Here Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  18. ^ Victor Records in the 25000 - 25499 series
  19. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 436. ISBN 0-89820-083-0. 
  20. ^ Columbia Records in the 1D - 499D series
  21. ^ "internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 

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