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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.

 

Various - Blowing The Fuse 1959

Classics That Rocked The Jukebox


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A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD)
Dinah Washington: A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17520

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​1-CD Digipak with 36-page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time about 77 minutes. • Dinah Washington was not only called 'The Queen', she simply was 'The Queen'. • Her incredibly powerful voice, which is unparalleled, obliges us to...
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If You Don't Believe (LP)
Dinah Washington: If You Don't Believe (LP) Art-Nr.: LPJB1102

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Mellow Mama
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(1945 'Apollo') (35:23/12) When Dinah Washington left Lionel Hampton's Orchestra in 1945, she recorded 3 sessions yielding 12 songs for Apollo records. Dinah teamed up with Lucky Thompson who had just arrived in Los Angeles after a stint...
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All Time Greats (2-CD)
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Dinah Washington - Golden Classics (LP)
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(Collectables) 9 tracks - Originally sealed 1990 'Collectables' LP collection - Cut-out LP
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The Complete Dinah Washington Vol.13 (CD)
Dinah Washington: The Complete Dinah Washington Vol.13 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD83051

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(Official) 14 Tracks - 1954-1955 -
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Where Are You - Serenata (7inch, 45rpm)
Dinah Washington & Sarah Vaughan: Where Are You - Serenata (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45ROU67

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The Very Best - Dinah Washington (LP)
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The Complete Dinah Washington Vol.10 (CD)
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The Complete Dinah Washington Vol.14 (CD)
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(Official) 15 Tracks - 1955 -
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The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol.6 (3-CD)
Dinah Washington: The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol.6... Art-Nr.: CDMERC9562

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(Mercury) 73 Tracks - 1958-1960 - Ultra rare 3-CD originally sealed! Volume 6 covers Dinah's Mercury recordings 1958-1960, including previously unissued material!
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The Complete Volume 11 (CD)
Dinah Washington: The Complete Volume 11 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD83036

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(Official Records) 13 tracks 1954
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The Complete Dinah Washington Vol.7 (CD)
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(Official) 16 Tracks - 1951-1952 -
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The Essential (CD)
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Jazz Profile (CD)
Dinah Washington: Jazz Profile (CD) Art-Nr.: CD490729

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The Complete Volume 2 - 1946-1947 (CD)
Dinah Washington: The Complete Volume 2 - 1946-1947 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD003521

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The  Complete Volume 3 - 1947 (CD)
Dinah Washington: The Complete Volume 3 - 1947 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD004825

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The Complete Volume 6 - 1950-1961 (CD)
Dinah Washington: The Complete Volume 6 - 1950-1961 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD007321

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The Complete Volume 5 1949-1950 (CD)
Dinah Washington: The Complete Volume 5 1949-1950 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD006522

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Beat, Blues And Ballads (CD)
Dinah Washington: Beat, Blues And Ballads (CD) Art-Nr.: CD104928

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The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol. 7 (3-CD)
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Standards - Great Songs - Great Performances (CD)
Dinah Washington: Standards - Great Songs - Great Performances (CD) Art-Nr.: CD429328

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Queen Of The Blues (4-CD)
Dinah Washington: Queen Of The Blues (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDDIG20

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(Charly Records) 93 tracks - Longbox Hardcover Digipbook (48 pages)
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The Fabulous Miss D! (4-CD) Limited Edition
Dinah Washington: The Fabulous Miss D! (4-CD) Limited Edition Art-Nr.: CD1466802

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(2010/VERVE/HIP-O) 170 pre-LP tracks, her original Keynote/Decca & Mercury Jukebox Singles 1943-53. 19x19cm hardcover 64 page digibook with rare photos & essay. Newly remastered and superbly annotated. - incredible set! -
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Unforgettable...plus
Dinah Washington: Unforgettable...plus Art-Nr.: CD510602

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(1991/POLYGRAM) 18 tracks
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