Dakota Staton

Dakota Staton

Dakota Staton


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Essential Classics, Vol. 72: Dakota Staton album art
  • Essential Classics, Vol. 72: Dakota Staton
  • August 2022
  • 20 Songs

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Described by influential critic Leonard Feather as "a dynamic song stylist recalling at times elements of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan," Dakota Staton never enjoyed the widespread acclaim or commercial success of her reference points, but remains one of the soulful and commanding jazz singers of the postwar era. Born outside of Pittsburgh on June 3, 1930, Staton began singing and dancing as a child, later attending the Filion School of Music. At 16, she starred in the stage show Fantastic Rhythm and two years later joined local bandleader Joe Wespray. From there, Staton ...
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