Loving portrait for BBC4 of the great Dinah Washington.
Tagged ‘Queen of the Blues’, she was both jazz and pop singer, perhaps most famous for lush ballads like What a Difference a Day Makes – and she was the first Queen of Bling.
Featuring an interview with Amy Winehouse.
‘ sublime portrait’ Guardian
‘Directed by Jill Nicholls, whose recent TV films include the portrait of Allen Toussaint, and Imagine: New Orleans after Katrina. Although Dinah died in 1963 at the age of 49, director Jill Nicholls and her team managed to track down a surprisingly large contingent of survivors who remember her well – two sisters, her son, one of her eight husbands, her pianist and bass player, all of whom help to give us a portrait of a tough, funny, tempestuous and unpredictable woman who was the prototype of the divas that Diana Ross and Mariah Carey were to become decades later.’
Charlie Gillett, Sound of the World
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|
|Cinematography||Daniel Meyers||Film Editor||Emily West|