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Esther Phillips w/Beck - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes (1975/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

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Esther Phillips w/Beck - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes (1975/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Esther Phillips with Joe Beck - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes (1975/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:55 minutes | 1,37 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:55 minutes | 787 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Esther Phillips was an American singer, best known for her R&B vocals. She was a versatile singer and also performed pop, country, jazz, blues and soul music. In 1975, she released a disco-style update of Dinah Washington's "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes", her biggest hit single since "Release Me". It reached the Top 20 in the United States and the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. The accompanying album of the same name became her biggest seller yet, with arranger Joe Beck on guitar, Michael Brecker on tenor sax, David Sanborn on alto sax, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Steve Khan on guitar and Don Grolnick on keyboards.

Reading the credits of What a Diff'rence a Day Makes, one could easily assume that it is a jazz album. This 1975 LP was produced by Creed Taylor and arranged by guitarist Joe Beck; the other participants range from Michael Brecker on tenor sax, David Sanborn on alto sax, and Randy Brecker on trumpet to Steve Khan on guitar and Don Grolnick on keyboards. With that lineup, Esther Phillips could have easily delivered a first-class jazz album. But What a Diff'rence a Day Makes doesn't contain any jazz – not even jazz-funk or soul-jazz. It is, however, an excellent soul/disco outing. This LP is best known for its hit title song, an inspired disco version of a standard that has usually been heard in jazz and pre-rock pop settings. But the song works surprisingly well as disco, and the other tracks are equally impressive. Phillips is as soulful and convincing on the bluesy "I Can Stand a Little Rain" as she is on Gamble & Huff's "One Night Affair" (a Philadelphia soul classic that was recorded by Jerry Butler in 1972 and the O'Jays in 1969) and Ralph MacDonald's "Mister Magic."The latter is the gem that Grover Washington, Jr. is best remembered for; while his famous version was instrumental jazz-funk, Phillips' is vocal-oriented soul. It should be noted that most of the jazz musicians who back Phillips on What a Diff'rence a Day Makes are not jazz snobs. The Brecker Brothers and Sanborn, for example, have done their share of R&B sessions, and they would probably be the first to tell you that this LP needs to be judged by R&B standards instead of jazz standards. And when R&B standards are applied, it is easy to conclude that What a Diff'rence a Day Makes is among Phillips' finest releases.

Tracklist:

01 - One Night Affair
02 - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
03 - Mister Magic
04 - You're Coming Home
05 - I Can Stand A Little Rain
06 - Hurtin' House
07 - Oh Papa
08 - Turn Around, Look At Me

Analyzed: Esther Phillips with Joe Beck / What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -0.10 dB -14.74 dB 5:52 01-One Night Affair
DR13 -0.10 dB -15.44 dB 4:31 02-What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
DR13 -0.10 dB -14.69 dB 4:24 03-Mister Magic
DR13 -0.10 dB -14.94 dB 3:25 04-You're Coming Home
DR14 -0.10 dB -16.83 dB 3:23 05-I Can Stand A Little Rain
DR14 -0.10 dB -15.59 dB 5:03 06-Hurtin' House
DR13 -0.32 dB -16.60 dB 4:19 07-Oh Papa
DR13 -1.11 dB -16.75 dB 3:59 08-Turn Around, Look At Me
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Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5246 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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