Baby Washington

Baby Washington

Real Name:
Justine Washington
Profile:
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.
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Baby Washington Discography

Albums

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
Baby Washington That's How Heartaches Are Made (Album) Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc., Sue Records Inc. US 1963 Sell This Version
Baby Washington Only Those In Love (Album) Sue Records Inc. US 1965 Sell This Version
HAC 8292 Baby Washington Only Those In Love(LP, Album, Mono) London Records HAC 8292 UK 1966 Sell This Version
Baby Washington With You In Mind (Album) Veep UK 1968 Sell This Version
TLP-8009 Baby Washington The One And Only(LP) Trip Records (2) TLP-8009 US 1971 Sell This Version
Baby Washington & Don Gardner Baby Washington & Don Gardner - Lay A Little Lovin' On Me (Album) Master Five 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

Baby Washington The Time / You Never Could Be Mine Neptune Records (4) 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
Baby Washington Let's Love In The Moonlight / Work Out (Single) Neptune Records (4) 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
Baby Washington Let Love Go By / My Time To Cry (Single) ABC-Paramount US 1961 Sell This Version
N-122 Jeanette (Baby) Washington* Money's Funny(7") Neptune Records (4) N-122 US 1961 Sell This Version
Baby Washington A Handful Of Memories / Careless Hands Sue Records Inc. Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Baby Washington Hush Heart / I've Got A Feeling Sue Records Inc. US 1962 Sell This Version
Baby Washington Leave Me Alone / You And The Night And The Music (Single) Sue Records Inc. US 1963 Sell This Version
Baby Washington Hey Lonely One / Doodlin (Single) Sue Records Inc. US 1963 Sell This Version
Justine Washington* Who's Going To Take Care Of Me / I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby (Single) Sue Records Inc. US 1963 Sell This Version
Baby Washington That's How Heartaches Are Made (Single) Sue Records Inc. US 1963 Sell This Version
Baby Washington It'll Never Be Over For Me / Move On Drifter (Single) Sue Records Inc. US 1964 Sell This Version
45-104 Baby Washington The Clock(7", Single) Sue Records Inc. 45-104 US 1964 Sell This Version
Baby Washington No Time For Pity (Single) Sue Records Inc. US 1965 Sell This Version

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