Friday, May 8, 2015

Anita O'Day - Cool Heat

This release presents the complete original album Cool Heat, which showcases the superlative Anita O'Day singing tailor-made arrangements by Jimmy Giuffre. She is backed by a variety of all-star combos featuring Frank Rosolino, Art Pepper, Conte Candoli, Jack Sheldon, Jim Hall, and of course, Giuffre himself.
As a bonus, the complete album Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter, recorded that same week, as well as the only track featuring O'Day from the soundtrack of the film "The Gene Krupa Story".

Source :

Anita O'Day
Cool Heat
Anita O'Day Sings
Jimmy Giuffre


1 Mack The Knife (Weill, Brecht)  3:10
2 Easy Come, Easy Go (Green, Heyman)  3:14
3 Orphan Annie (trad.)  2:03
4 You're A Clown (Albany)  2:33
5 Gone With The Wind (Wrubel, Magidson)  2:27
6 Hooray For Hollywood (Mercer, Whiting)  2:23
7 It Had Be You (Kahn, Jones)  3:15
8 Come Rain Or Come Shine (Mercer, Arlen)  2:17
9 Hershey Bar (Mendel)  2:07
10 A Lover is Blue (Mundy, Young, Carpenter)  3:02
11 My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Porter)  2:54
12 The Way You Look Tonight (Kern, Fields)  2:12
13 Just One Of Those Things (Porter)  2:09
14 Love For Sale (Porter)  2:45
15 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Porter)  1:51
16 Easy To Love (Porter)  2:04
17 I Get A Kick Out Of You (Porter)  2:25
18 All Of You (Porter)  1:44
19 Get Out Of Town (Porter)  2:32
20 I've Got You Under My Skin (Porter)  1:49
21 Night and Day (Porter)  2:03
22 It's De-Lovely (Porter)  2:07
23 I Love You (Porter)  1:59
24 What Is This Thing Called Love ? (Porter)  2:33
25 Memories Of You (Blake, Razaf)  2:53


[# 1-12] Cool Heat
[# 2, 4, 8 & 10]
Anita O'Day - vcl
Frank Rosolino - tb
Jimmy Giuffre - reeds & arr.
Alan Harding, Bud Shank - reeds
Jim Hall - g
George Morow - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; April 6, 1959
[# 1, 5, 9 & 11]
Anita O'Day - vcl
Frank Rosolino, Lester Robertson - tb
Art Pepper - as
Richie Kamuca - ts
Jimmy Giuffre - ts, bar & arr.
George Morrow - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; April 7, 1959
[# 3, 6-7 & 12]
Anita O'Day - vcl
Conte Candoli, Tomy Reeves, Jack Sheldon - tp
Frank Rosolino, Lester Robert son, Gil Falco - tb
Jim Hall - g
George Morrow - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Jimmy Giuffre - arr.
Recorded in Los Angeles ; April 8, 1959
[# 13-24] Bonus album - Anita O'Day swings Cole Porter with Billy May
Big band conducted by Billy May featuring Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Ronnie Lang, George Morrow, Mel Lewis, Tommy Tedesco, etc., see the complete artwork for more details...
Recorded in Los Angeles ; April 2 & 9, 1959
[# 25] Bonus track - From the soundtrack of the film The Gene Krupa Story.
Anita O'Day - vcl
Benny Carter - as
Eddie Miller - ts
Red Nichols - crnt
Moe Schneider - tb
Heinie Beau - cl & arr.
Barney Kessel - g
Jess Stacy - p
Morty Corb - b
Gene Krupa - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; December 23, 1959


deGallo said...

I just love these albums. Thank you for the upgrade. Wonderful!!

velobrewer said...

So Mel, Anita was no slouch, eh? And the others on the sessions look okay too. Really love the post. The Giuffre sides are new for me. As always, thanks again!

theblueamos said...

Thank you so very much Oday+Giuffre+Frank Rosolino sounds very promissing.all the best from jerusalem

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post.
Thanks, Melanchthon.

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Frasco said...

Thank you very much Melanchthon! Another great post!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks for the great sides, Mel.

fcapeau said...

Splendid album from the great Anita ! Many thanks, Mel, to remind us of this work.

Otis Foster said...

Melanchthon, is there any chance of a re-up?

Zorn said...

Good afternoon!

The huge request to you.
Restore, please, this remarkable album
It is thankful in advance!

With the best regards,
Alexander from Russia

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon - much appreciated

Melanchthon said...

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

moha said...

Thank You Mel, I had only the LP tracks before

David said...

Fantastic find! many thanks ; )

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Timmy said...

Password needed, please. Thanx you.

Paul Brigg said...

Many thanks!

tigerloaf said...

Thanks for this great music. More Anita please!

erasmus said...

so glad to find these, and very glad to find the links are still alive!. thanks, mel!

Starchild said...

Many thanks melanchthon!

Anonymous said...

Links no longer work!