Dinah - Edith Wilson 1974
Edith Wilson was one of the stars of early African-American musical theatre. She was probably born around 1906. Sho rose to prominence already in 1921 when she replaced Mamie Smith in the musical revue “Put and Take”. She appeared in the show “From Dover Street to Dixie” which played in London England. Wilson travelled the world from 1926 with Sam Wooding visiting England, Germany, Germany, Sweden, Spain, and even Turkey, Romania, Russia and Argentina. In the thirties she appeared with Cab Calloway, Jimmy Lunceford, Noble Sissle and others. She was active in theatre work throughout WWII. She retired in 1963, but came back to record with Eubie Blake in 1972. In 1974 French jazz film maker Jean Christophe Averty recorded her. You see her in a film in Paris. She is accompanied by two of the best French Jazz players who had a good idea to stylistically compliment her.
On piano is Claude Bolling and on trumpet Irakli de Davricheway.