Baby Washington

Baby Washington

Real Name:
Justine Washington
Soul vocalist

Born on 13.11.1940 in Bamberg, South Carolina.
Raised in Harlem, New York. In 1956, she joined the vocal group The Hearts, then became a solo artist the following year.
She had 16 rhythm and blues chart entries in 15 years, most of them during the 1960s.
Most of her early work was released as singles.
Washington initially recorded on Donald Shaw's Neptune Records (4).
She established herself as a soul singer with two hits in 1959: "The Time" (U.S. R&B Top 30) and "The Bells" (U.S. R&B Top 20).
She followed up with the hit "Nobody Cares" (U.S. R&B Top 20) in 1961.
She next signed with ABC Paramount, but her two releases for the label were not hits, although the self-written "Let Love Go By" later became a notable Northern Soul single.
Washington then moved to Juggy Murray Jones's Sue Records Inc. in 1962, scoring her only entry on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 with 1963's "That's How Heartaches Are Made" (1963). Two years later, she hit again on the U.S. R&B Top 10 with "Only Those In Love".
Among her other Sue Records Inc. recordings were "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face", written by Jerry Ragovoy, and "Careless Hands", penned by Billy Myles.
She revived her career in the early 1970s covering The Marvelettes' "Forever", (number 30 R&B) as a duet with Don Gardner.
Her solo release, "I've Got To Break Away", made No.73 on the R&B charts, after which the advent of disco led to a decline in her popularity.
She has never experienced great crossover recognition, although Dusty Springfield cited Washington as her all-time favorite singer.
Washington is still active as a live performer, appearing several times a year on the East Coast.
She performed with the Enchanters at a Philadelphia-area show in March 2008, and in Baltimore in June 2008.
She was among the 2008 honorees in Community Works' Ladies Singing the Blues music series.

Baby Washington Discography


Joys 191 Wilbert Harrison, Baby Washington Wilbert Harrison, Baby Washington - Battle of the Giants. Wilbert Harrison v Baby Washington(LP) Joy Joys 191 UK 1962 Sell This Version
LP 1014, LP-1014, SUE LP 1014 Baby Washington That's How Heartaches Are Made (Album) Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc. LP 1014, LP-1014, SUE LP 1014 US 1963 Sell This Version
1042 Baby Washington Only Those In Love (Album) Sue Records Inc. 1042 US 1965 Sell This Version
SULP 1217 Baby Washington With You In Mind (Album) Veep SULP 1217 UK 1968 Sell This Version
TLP-8009 Baby Washington The One And Only(LP) Trip Records (2) TLP-8009 US 1971 Sell This Version
MF 69613 Baby Washington & Don Gardner Baby Washington & Don Gardner - Lay A Little Lovin' On Me (Album) Master Five MF 69613 France 1973 Sell This Version
AVI 6038 Jeanette "Baby" Washington* I Wanna Dance(LP, Album) AVI Records AVI 6038 US 1978 Sell This Version
COL-CD-5108 Baby Washington Only Those In Love(CD, Album) Collectables COL-CD-5108 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

101 Baby Washington The Time / You Never Could Be Mine Neptune Records (4) 101 US 1958 Sell This Version
J1632, J1633 Baby Washington I Hate To See You Go / Knock Yourself Out(7", Single, Promo) J & S Records, J & S Records J1632, J1633 US 1959 Sell This Version
107 Baby Washington Let's Love In The Moonlight / Work Out (Single) Neptune Records (4) 107 US 1960 Sell This Version
N-121 Jeanette (Baby) Washington* Too Late / Move On(7", Single) Neptune Records (4) N-121 US 1960 Sell This Version
116 Baby Washington Deep Down Love / Your Mamma Knows What's Right(7") Neptune Records (4) 116 US 1960 Sell This Version
10223 Baby Washington Let Love Go By / My Time To Cry (Single) ABC-Paramount 10223 US 1961 Sell This Version
N-122 Jeanette (Baby) Washington* Money's Funny(7") Neptune Records (4) N-122 US 1961 Sell This Version
Sue 767 Baby Washington A Handful Of Memories / Careless Hands Sue Records Inc. Sue 767 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
769 Baby Washington Hush Heart / I've Got A Feeling Sue Records Inc. 769 US 1962 Sell This Version
790 Baby Washington Leave Me Alone / You And The Night And The Music (Single) Sue Records Inc. 790 US 1963 Sell This Version
794 Baby Washington Hey Lonely One / Doodlin (Single) Sue Records Inc. 794 US 1963 Sell This Version
797 Justine Washington* Who's Going To Take Care Of Me / I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby (Single) Sue Records Inc. 797 US 1963 Sell This Version
783 Baby Washington That's How Heartaches Are Made (Single) Sue Records Inc. 783 US 1963 Sell This Version
45-114 Baby Washington It'll Never Be Over For Me / Move On Drifter(7") Sue Records Inc. 45-114 US 1964 Sell This Version
45-104 Baby Washington The Clock(7", Single) Sue Records Inc. 45-104 US 1964 Sell This Version
45-137 Baby Washington No Time For Pity (Single) Sue Records Inc. 45-137 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-119 Baby Washington Your Fool / Run My Heart (Single) Sue Records Inc. 45-119 US 1965 Sell This Version

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