Personalities | Dinah Washington | Forties | Jazz & Blues
Ruth Lee Jones was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and raised in Chicago. She joined Lionel Hampton’s band in 1943 and made her first recordings that year. Included were the hits ‘Salty Papa Blues’ and ‘Evil Gal Blues’. She left Hampton in 1945 and signed with Mercury records in 1946. Her recorded output included all kinds of material – and she could handle it all. She had a number-one R&B hit in 1949 with ‘Baby, Get Lost’ – written by jazz critic Leonard Feather – and crossed over into pop music with ‘What A Difference A Day Makes’, which was a chart hit in 1959.
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