Release Date: October 14th, 1954
Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
May 12th, 2012
New York as rendered by Woody Allen's 'Manhattan' is the first thing that springs to mind when I hear Dinah Washington's 'dream'. A world in grainy black and white. A world of smoke filled clubs and atmospheric soul music.
This is one of those numbers that possesses that ability to truly project the mind to another place and time. It swings and moves effortlessly between minor chord changes, and the emotive pull of Washington's vibrato-heavy voice resounds brilliantly still today.