Dinah Washington (Photographer: James Kriegsman)
Dinah Washington does not get nearly enough recognition. I am not sure why this is, exactly, but it certainly has nothing to do with her talent. She had the voice of an angel… and I know that saying is very over-used. Heck, I wear it out, myself! But, in Dinah’s case, it couldn’t be more appropriate.
Listen for yourself!
Did You Know: “What a Difference a Day Makes” was written in 1934 by Maria Grever – the first successful female Mexican songwriter. She wrote it as “Cuando Vuelva A Tu Lado,” which translates to “When It returns To Your Side.” Lyricist Stanley Adams rewrote it as “What a Diff’rence a Day Made and Dinah Washington did the rest!”