Paul Williams band at the Apollo Theater backing up Dinah Washington – My Little Baby. In his 2001 biography Q, music legend Quincy Jones vividly describes Washington’s style, saying she “could take the melody in her hand, hold it like an egg, crack it open, fry it, let it sizzle, reconstruct it, put the egg back in the box and back in the refrigerator and you would’ve still understood every single syllable.” Dinah Washington was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1986.