Dinky Bingham

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Dinky Bingham (born Osborne Gould Bingham, Jr.[1] in Jamaica, Queens, New York in 1963) is an African-American singer, musician, songwriter, producer, and engineer.


Raised in Jamaica, Queens, and now based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bingham is the son of a preacher. He started in the music industry as a pianist and vocalist in 1982 for the then-new Phonogram studios, where he recorded several tracks on the White Soul album project with underground jazz artists. In 1985, he joined the Christian group New Witness.

A few years later, Bingham was called to replace lead vocalist Mark Stevens into the Queens-based funk trio The Jamaïca Boys, which also included Marcus Miller and Lenny White.[1] After hit singles such as "Move It", "Shake It Up", or "Pick Up The Phone", the group disbanded and Bingham became a full-time producer.

Bingham is the CEO of Dinky B. Music, a production/publishing company based in Philadelphia. He has produced gold and platinum hits for artists such as Changing Faces,[2] New Edition, Kylie Minogue and Jaheim, in addition to creating several remixes for artists such as Chaka Khan, Zhané, Paula Abdul, and Bobby Brown. Bingham also served as musical director for the R&B group Guy, and has been the mentor to several current successful hip-hop/R&B producers such as Supa Dave West, Rockwilder and Jimi Kendrix.

Bingham married his wife Sonja (Walton) in 1997.[3] He has three sons and two daughters, including singer-songwriter Elizabeth "Yummy" Bingham.[4]



  1. ^ a b "Reviews". Toledo Blade. April 29, 1990. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Changing Faces Expect To Take The Music Industry By Storm". The Michigan Daily. January 12, 1995. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sonja Walton and Dinky Bingham". The New York Times. June 29, 1997. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Black Sheep's Flock Down To One For First Album In 10 Years". MTV.com. October 6, 2006. Retrieved July 12, 2010.