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Dorothy Donegan

p, 1922-1998 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz

She was a flamboyant virtuoso American jazz pianist who enjoyed mixing many different songs into medleys, showing off her technique and even visited clubs with Art Tatum, who enjoyed pitting her against pianists who wanted to get into a cutting contest with him, as he enjoyed watching her devour the competition. One of her most enjoyable sessions wasn't commercially issued, her appearance on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. After a rousing finale of "Little Rock Getaway," Marian told her, "Oh, Dorothy, you wasted me." Donegan's response was, "It was no contest!" Born : April 06, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. Died : May 19, 1998 in Los Angeles, California.

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
I Just Want To Sing on The Many Faces Of Dorothy Donegan by Dorothy Donegan
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life on The Many Faces Of Dorothy Donegan by Dorothy Donegan
One O'Clock Jump on Dorothy Donegan by Dorothy Donegan
Dorothy Runs Away on The Many Faces Of Dorothy Donegan by Dorothy Donegan
Wave on The Explosive Dorothy Donegan by Dorothy Donegan
Donegan's Blues on The Many Faces Of Dorothy Donegan by Dorothy Donegan
Willow Weep For Me on The Many Faces Of Dorothy Donegan by Dorothy Donegan
Here's That Rainy Day on Makin' Whoopee - 1979 by Dorothy Donegan
The Lady Is a Tramp on The Explosive Dorothy Donegan by Dorothy Donegan
I Just Want to Sing on The Explosive Dorothy Donegan by Dorothy Donegan

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Four Classic AlbumsDorothy Donegan2016Compil.
Strength • Energy • ImaginationDorothy Donegan2014Compil.
One Night With The VirtuosoDorothy Donegan2012Compil.
The Many Faces Of Dorothy DoneganDorothy Donegan2002Compil.
I Just Want To SingDorothy Donegan1995Album
The Explosive Dorothy DoneganDorothy Donegan1994Album
Dorothy RompsDorothy Donegan1991Compil.
Live At The 1990 Floating Jazz FestivalDorothy Donegan1991Album
I Walk AlongDorothy Donegan1989Album
Brown GalCamille Howard / Lil Hardin-Armstrong / Dorothy Donegan1987Compil.
Sophisticated LadyDorothy Donegan1982Album
Dorothy Donegan LiveDorothy Donegan Feat. Jimmy Woode, Ed Thigpen1981Album
Live!Dorothy Donegan1980Album
Makin' WhoopeeDorothy Donegan1980Album
Elegie A Un Rat De CaveGeorges Brassens Joue Avec Moustache Et Les Petits Français - Joe Newman - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Harry Edison - Cat Anderson - Dorothy Donegan1979Album
Jouent Brassens En JazzGeorges Brassens - Moustache Avec Les Petits Français - Joe Newman - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Harry Edison - Cat Anderson - Dorothy Donegan1979Compil.
Georges Brassens Joue Avec Moustache Et: Les Petits Français - Volume 2Georges Brassens - Moustache Avec Les Petits Français - Joe Newman - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Harry Edison - Cat Anderson - Dorothy Donegan1979Album
Dorothy DoneganDorothy Donegan1976Album
The Many Faces Of Dorothy DoneganDorothy Donegan1975Album
At The Embers With Dorothy DoneganDorothy Donegan1963Album
Swingin' Jazz In Hi-FiDorothy Donegan1963Album
It Happened One NightDorothy Donegan1961Album
Donnybrook With DoneganDorothy Donegan1959Album
LiveDorothy Donegan1959Album
At The Embers With Dorothy DoneganDorothy Donegan1957Album
At The PianoDorothy Donegan1956Single
PlaysDorothy Donegan1955Album
The Feminine TouchHazel Scott, Mary Lou Williams, Dorothy Donegan, Cleo Brown, Ann Jenkins1953Compil.
The Man I Love / Two Loves Wuz One Too Many For MeDorothy Donegan1947Album
Dorothy's Boogie Woogie / YesterdayDorothy Donegan1946Album
Tiger Rag / Limehouse BluesDorothy Donegan1946Album
Piano Boogie / Every Day BluesDorothy Donegan1942Album
Old Man River / D.D.T. BluesDorothy DoneganAlbum
La Virtuose Du Piano Dorothy Donegan Joue Freddie AnokaDorothy DoneganSingle
It Happened One NightDorothy DoneganAlbum
Dorothy Donegan Solo & Duo With Jac McShann - Hans Van Der Sys Solo & Duo With Dick WellstoodDorothy Donegan, Hans Van Der SysAlbum
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