Song of the Day: what a difference a day makes, 1934, Maria Grever; 1959, Dinah Washington; #178.
Originally created in 1934 by Mexican songwriter Maria Grever as “cuando vuelva a tu lado” - “when I return to your side”. English lyrics that same year by Stanley Adams, and recorded by the Dorsey Brothers.
Song of the Day: taking a chance on love, 1940, Vernon Duke, Ethel Waters, #177.
This song is from the musical “Little Cabin in the Sky”, the 1st all-black musical on Broadway. The movie is really cute, I greatly enjoyed it.
There is also a 1943 video of this song by Judy Garland & Johnny Mercer for the DoD. They do the 1st go-round, plus an original go-round I suspect Mercer wrote for the occasion. Go-round === verse, verse, bridge, verse.
Song of the Day: on the sunny side of the street, 1930, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, #166.
There are rumors that Fats Waller wrote this song. Fats was known to sell songs for $100 when he was short on cash. I think Jimmy McHugh might have been his main beneficiary. In some biography, Fats' son said that whenever Fats heard this song he would get an odd scowl on his face.
I don't think this is going into a set list. Even w an instrumental verse intro & repeating the bridge & last verse w an outro, it is only coming in at 1:45. Too short.