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(1993/Verve) 46 Tracks - Original Mercury, Verve, Keynote, Wing, and EmArcy recordings,... more

Dinah Washington: The Dinah Washington Story (2-CD)

(1993/Verve) 46 Tracks - Original Mercury, Verve, Keynote, Wing, and EmArcy recordings, 1943-1962! Including the two hit duets with Brook Benton and some live recordings! 20 page booklet with song-by-song notes, the story and rare pictures! Fantastic Anthology! MM/Bear Family Records

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  • Interpret: Dinah Washington

  • Album titlle: The Dinah Washington Story (2-CD)

  • Label POLYGRAM

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 1993
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0731451484124

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Washington, Dinah - The Dinah Washington Story (2-CD) CD 1
01 Evil Gal Blues
02 Salty Papa Blues
03 Embraceable You
04 A Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side)
05 Postman Blues
06 That's Why A Woman Loves A Heel
07 Walkin' And Talkin'
08 Record Ban Blues
09 (What Can I Say Dear) After I Say I'm Sorry
10 I'll Wait (master take)
11 Good Daddy Blues
12 I Only Know
13 Baby Get Lost
14 It Isn't Fair
15 I'll Never Be Free
16 I Wanna Be Loved
17 Time Out For Tears
18 I Won't Cry Anymore
19 New Blowtop Blues
20 Wheel Of Fortune
21 Trouble In Mind
22 I Cried For You
23 T.V. Is The Thing This Year
24 Am I Blue?
25 Blue Skies
Washington, Dinah - The Dinah Washington Story (2-CD) CD 2
01 Love For Sale
02 I've Got You Under My Skin
03 I Don't Hurt Anymore
04 Crazy He Calls Me
05 Lover, Come Back To Me
06 Teach Me Tonight
07 Blue Gardenia
08 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
09 If I Had You
10 Sometimes I'm Happy
11 Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now
12 Back Water Blues
13 All Of Me
14 What A Difference A Day Made
15 Unforgettable
16 Baby, You've Got What It Takes
17 A Rockin' Good Way
18 A Bad Case Of The Blues
19 This Bitter Earth
20 September In The Rain
21 Mad About The Boy
Dinah Washington What A Diff'rence A Day Makes Dinah Washington What A Diff'rence A... more
"Dinah Washington"

Dinah Washington

What A Diff'rence A Day Makes

Dinah Washington

What A Diff'rence A Day Makes

(G“Dinah was the reason they wanted me to take over Mercury’s New York office,” said Clyde Otis. “They introduced me to her, and I said, 'I respect what you do so much, I'm afraid to even suggest a change in direction, but I have this idea for you to do “What A Diff'rence A Day Makes.” Have you ever heard it?' She said she had, and she asked me if I wrote it [Otis’ predilection for his own songs was legendary in the business]. I said I hadn't, but I told her if she recorded it, it could be very successful for her. She said, 'You do huh, motherfucker.' That was how she talked. She said, 'I'll give you one take, motherfucker.' I knew she meant one take, too. On the session, she was getting her shit together in the bathroom, and I told Belford Hendricks the arranger to get all the kinks out of the arrangement. She came back, she said. 'Ready?' One take, and we got it.

I went to a product meeting [at Mercury HQ] in Chicago, and played them ‘What A Diff'rence.’ They hated it. Meantime, Arnold Shaw [professional manager at the music publisher E.B. Marks] heard it and thought it was a monster. Arnold said, 'I'll take this song on the road, and I believe we can get the dee-jays to support it.' He went out three months, and when he came back it was a hit.”  In his book, Honkers And Shouters, Shaw adds that he actually brought the song to Otis. “When I suggested to Mercury executives that Dinah could sell pop, they patted me on the head and told me not to waste my company’s promotional budget,” wrote Shaw. “I was so excited when Clyde Otis cut [the song] that even though field promotion was the province of other members of staff, I went on the road. I spent nine weeks visiting disc-jockeys. Not R&B, but pop.”  

Dinah changed the song’s tense. Originally written in Spanish circa 1934 by Maria Grever as Cuando Vuelva A Tu Lado, it was rendered into English that year by veteran Broadway tunesmith Stanley Adams as What A Diff’rence A Day MADE. It hadn’t been an especially big hit in 1934, although it was interpolated into the 1955 Kirk Douglas movie, 'The Racer'. In 1959, it became Dinah’s first pop hit of the rock ‘n’ roll era, and it was, by any criterion, an exquisite performance. In 1975, Esther Phillips took what was essentially Dinah and Belford Hendricks’ arrangement of the song back into the pop Top 20. By then, Dinah was twelve years dead.

 

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