7" muziq

7-inch series, part 511

Esther Phillips – What a Diff’rence a Day Makes
label: Omega
year: 1975
side a: What a Diff’rence a Day Makes
side b:
Turn around, Look at Me
I thought I was buying a nice little easy listening tune when I handed the sales guy my three euros in exchange for this here slab of wax, but when I listened to it at home I found it’s a extremely annoying disco version of Dinah Washington‘s classic. Which, by the way, is a version of a Mexican bolero called “Cuando vuelva a tu lado”.
The horror, the horror.
I didn’t know much about Ms. Phillips but I didn’t expect her to have recorded stuff like this. I don’t dislike disco, quite the contrary, but this is one 45 I wouldn’t have bought had I had the opportunity to listen to it. It’s even worse than that übercheesy version of “Night and Day” by Francis Albert I own – come to think of it, I probably got it from the same guy, at some record fair. At least that one has a kind of Loveboaty feel to it that makes me chuckle.

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