THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
315-Dinah Washington-What A Diff’rence a Day Makes.
1959-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.15.I love connecting the musical timelines,for many she follows Bessie Smith(see best songs 345) and Billie Holiday(see best songs 624) and forms the bridge between them and Aretha Franklin(see best songs 644 and 366.)
This song was originally written in 1934 in Spanish by the Mexican songwriter Maria Grever(1885-1951.) she wrote over 800 songs and her popularity reached Latin America,Europe and The United States. In the same year English lyrics were written by Stanley Adams(1907-1994) and the most successful early recording was by the Dorsey Brothers.
Dinah Washington(1924-1963) was born Ruth Jones in Tuscaloosa,Alabama,she was primarily a Jazz vocalist but her talents allowed her to perform to the highest standards in many other genres including ‘Blues’ and Traditional Pop Music.’
Her life ended prematurely at the age of 39.She killed herself by accident mixing drugs and alcohol,which was confirmed by the mortician.
‘What a difference a day made 24 little hours.’
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