Pedro Via Y Su Orquesta - Victor 32361 (1934)

It's always nice to add to my collection of early Cuban and Puerto Rican 78s...although I've yet to find a single Puerto Rican one. Still though, hope springs eternal.

Here are some of my other Cuban 78s.

Not finding much information on Pedro Via but I am finding mentions of Jose 'Chiquito' Socarrás...not sure if he was related to the famous Alberto Socarrás, the famed Cuban that recorded with Clarence Williams jazz bands.

From wikipedia...

"What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" is a popular song originally written in Spanish by María Grever, a Mexican songwriter, in 1934. Originally, the song was known as Cuando Vuelva A Tu Lado ("When I Return To Your Side"). The song is also known in English as "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes", as popularized by Dinah Washington.

The English lyrics were written by Stanley Adams, and was played by Harry Roy & His Orchestra. It was published in late 1934. The most successful early recording, in 1934, was by the Dorsey Brothers.

Recorded (in Cuba or New York?) on December 10, 1934.


  1. Great song I loved it nice rendition of cuando vuerva a tu lado thank you for this

  2. This is fantastic! Love the "chino rumba", but wish the audio worked on the flip. Here is a youtube link to an early version of cuando vuelva a tu lado by a puerto rican for you: