Jean DuShon grew up in Detroit enthralled by the voices of singers Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington. So into Washington, Dushon began her professional career in clubs sounding so much like her it drew the ire of Washington herself. The paid club gigs came as a result of the numerous talent shows Dushon had won. She was headlining at the Flame Show Bar when Berry Gordy and his enterprising sisters, Anna and Gwen, were fisting dollars via concessions and photographs. About the time Berry Gordy had Motown cooking, DuShon was pursuing her dreams in New York City. But she has no regrets. Star maker John Levy became her manager and got her some prized gigs at some major jazz clubs.