September In The Rain
Release Date: September 1st, 1961
Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
January 29th, 2012
Starts off sounding like it's headed for nothing but novelty – big christmassy strings, corny major chord progression. However Dinah Washington's dry vocal and delivery, which could be perhaps most aptly described as that of a female Ray Charles, really steps in to save this tune and give it some unlikely quality and soul.
There's nothing particularly interesting in the lyric or instrumentation, but the way Washington vocally resolves each line somehow makes this track feel more than worth-while.