Dinah Washington - September In The Rain

Dinah Washington

September In The Rain

Mercury Records

Release Date: August 31st, 1961

Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
January 29th, 1962


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.

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