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Tue Aug 9, 2016, 12:06 PM

María Grever - Mexican composer

Grever wrote more than 800 songs — the majority of them boleros — and her popularity reached audiences in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. She was said to have possessed perfect pitch and wrote most of her songs in one key. Her first piece of music, a Christmas carol, was composed when she was four years old. She wrote her first song when she was 18 years old, "A Una Ola" (To a Wave), and it sold three million copies.


In 1959 Dinah Washington recorded "What A Difference A Day Makes" (originally "Cuando vuelva a tu lado", which became her signature song. Grever won a Grammy Award with it, and in 1998 the recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Grever died in 1951 in New York.

At her own request, her funerary remains were transported to Mexico City.

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Judi Lynn Aug 2016 #1

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Tue Aug 9, 2016, 09:38 PM

1. Can't imagine Dina Washington without her having recorded Ms. Grever's song!

She would not have become as famous, I'm sure. She completely bonded with that song.

The second singer is tremendous, too.

So very interesting getting to learn the song was originally Spanish. The male singer is excellent.

Thank you for this unexpected information.

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