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.


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