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Historical union of jazz's biggest labels results in the September 24, 2002

release of 14 wholly encompassing CDs by many of the music's greatest stars

For the first time in their histories, the prestigious jazz labels The Verve Music Group and Blue Note Records have joined forces to create The Definitive Series, remarkable collections of classic jazz artists compiled from ... Read more in Amazon's Dinah Washington Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (23 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hallmark
  • ASIN: B004X5J608
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 388,299 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Remember You
2. I Thought About You
3. That's All There Is To That
4. I Won't Cry Any More
5. I'm Thru With Love
6. Cry Me A River
7. What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
8. Nothing In The World
9. Manhattan
10. Time After Time
11. It's Magic
12. A Sunday Kind Of Love

Product Description

The album with which Dinah Washington s place in music folklore is guaranteed, What A Diff rence A Day Makes was recorded over the space of six months. Having made her reputation as a blues singer, this album saw her transformed into a jazz and R&B singer, gaining a Grammy Award for Best R&B Recording for the title track.

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the item was quite hard to source and I had it at a bargain price, it arrived sooner than expected and in a very good condition
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By D. R. Edser-lands on 27 Sept. 2013
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Once again proving her Mercury years were the best. Here she tackles some quality songs and actually sings them instead of talking the lyrics as she was more prone to do during her Roulette period. An album to treasure.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. M. Goulding on 4 Oct. 2010
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Most compilation/ best of albums do not compare to the work on this studio album. Simply put, every track is a winner. Brilliant!
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By ALAIN ROBERT - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
While FINEST HOUR or ULTIMATE collection are representative of DINAH at her best,WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES shows the many ways she can tackle a ballad.MANHATTAN is sung in a much slower tempo than usual;I REMEMBER YOU it seems was written for her.DINAH indeed has her own ways-like all great singers have- to dissect a song and made it her own.She even dare change the lyric to the title track and it works.Her singing is often poignant,but we got to admit that her own life was somekind of inspiration.DINAH certainly knew what the word lonelyness meant.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Classic, but not because of the music! 21 Jan. 2000
By Sasha - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Although I am great admirer of work of Dinah Washington, at first I wasnt sure what to think about this album.After years in bussines and simply faboulous blues records she made a name with (check out her tribute to Bessie smith!), she turned to pop audience with this album and obviously made lots of money.It sounds very much like "The Platters" of their best-selling records, which could be soft and easy at their best or annoyingly and calculatedly sweet at their worst.Lost in the sea of strings, backed by anonymous female choir, this great voice swims through 12 beautiful ballads just a bit too easy for comfort.If anybody else sings this, I would dismiss it as pop trash of the period but because great Dinah has put so much affections and feelings into material (and because she died soon afterwards, so all her records are precious) I love it.Title song has still power to make me cry after all these years and the sole beauty of Dinah's voice could be the reason for purchasing this album.The influence of Billie Holiday, Dinah's favourite singer, is very obvious in almost every song.
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By Giovanni Marra - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The irony of the change of lyrics on the title track is just one of many fables that surround the exciting and too short career of one Miss Dinah Washington. (what a diff'rence a day "MAKES" was written "MADE" by Stanley Adams, while transposing this song from its original Spanish form) Dinah is teamed here with Belford Hendricks, who also arranged for Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole, among others, and beautifully, just as on these sides) His lazy chorus and strings might take true "old-school" Dinah fans by surprise, but upon further listening, you find them framing the great Dinah sound snugly, if not perfectly. This collection of great ballads, complete with three bonus tracks, contains highlights like the Rodgers & Hart evergreen, "MANHATTAN", Johnny Mercer's classic "I REMEMBER YOU" (complete with oft-skipped lyric), and the newly written (at the time) "NOTHING IN THE WORLD", co-penned by arranger Hendricks, and one Clyde Otis, who also wrote Dinah's hit, the unforgettably beautiful and haunting "THIS BITTER EARTH". Excellent packaging and reproduction of original liner notes earn this fantastic package extra points. In my opinion, this album is in a very hot race for the "must have" variety, with Dinah's "UNFORGETTABLE" disc, (which includes the aforementioned "THIS BITTER EARTH" among other greats, and is also arranged by Hendricks) As a fellow Chicagoan, I'm glad Ruth Jones became Dinah Washington, and recorded this fantastic album of standards!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Amazing sonsgtress, magnificent musicality of Washington 13 Feb. 2001
By Alex - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I think Dinah Washington sounds best vocally in this compilation of ballads and standards. This is a CD where the songs show off the magnificent voice and musicality of Dinah Washington. I have heard her other CD's but for me, this is one CD which I can play in the background as I eat my favorite foods during a quiet and rainy afternoon and think about the day that has passed. Quiet times with a musician of her great artistry mark this CD of Miss Washington... extraordinary voice and delivery.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Dinah Makes A Difference 27 Aug. 2000
By Peter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Like some listeners of Dinah's earlier blues stuff, I wasn't immediately turned on by this "Ray Coniff-type" of arrangement. But after repeated listenings, I discovered the multi-textured interpretations by Dinah. All the songs here have been covered by others singers before or since, but I keep going back to Dinah's interpretations on this CD. There's just something about her voice, the way she expresses joy, sadness, pain, hope, misery, that makes it all too real for the listener. Anyone who has been thru the rigors of love and a broken relationship can certainly identify with Dinah on this disc. After a while, you almost ignore the arrangements and start enjoying the music because Dinah makes a difference.
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