Sunday, May 14, 2017

Anita O'Day Meets The Rhythm Sections

Few vocalists merited the compliment of “singer’s singer” as thoroughly as Anita O’Day. This is Miss O’Day at her best. On these sides she sings accompanied by some of the finest rhythm sections, with her hotly wailing beat and an intensely personal, jazz-driven phrasing that is an exciting delight. Above all, there is the warm, husky O’Day sound, a happiness, a sensual zest in the pleasures of blowing with the voice, that combine into one of the most infectious delights of jazz listening. She is just as convincing on ballads as on up-tempos, proving to be one of the greatest jazz singers of all times. These recordings are gems of jazz singing.

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Anita O'Day
Meets The Rhythm


1 No Soap, No Hope Blues (Adler, Ross)  2:32
2 Speak Low (Weill, Nash)  2:34
3 The Lady is a Tramp (Rodgers, Hart)  2:38
4 A Strawberry Moon (Hilliard, Mysels)  3:06
5 The Gypsy in My Soul (Boland, Jaffe)  2:31
6 Just One of Those Things (Porter)  2:39
7 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:11
8 Frankie and Johnny (Cannon)  3:35
9 Anita’s Blues (O'Day)  3:24
10 I Cover the Waterfront (Green, Heyman)  3:44
11 I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (Rodgers, Hart)  3:41
12 Let’s Fall in Love (Arlen, Koehler)  2:24
13 You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me (Warren, Dubin)  2:43
14 From This Moment On (Porter)  3:10
15 You Don’t Know What Love Is (DePaul, Raye)  2:55
16 Medley  3:13
a. There Will Never Be Another You (Warren, Gordon) 
b. Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis) 
17 Who Cares ? (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:14
18 Fine and Dandy (Swift, James)  2:25
19 As Long As I Live (Arlen, Koehler)  3:39
20 Beautiful Love (Young, Alstyne, Gillespie, King)  2:37
21 Don’t Be That Way (Sampson, Parish)  2:32
22 Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Berlin)  3:15
23 Pick Yourself Up (Kern, Fields)  3:04
24 I Used to Be Color Blind (Berlin)  3:08


[# 1-4] from the Norgran LP Anita Sings Jazz (MGN-1049)
Roy Kral - p
Earl Backus - g
Johnny Frigo - b
Red Lionberg - dr
Jimmy Wilson - bng
Recorded in Chicago ; July, 1952
[# 5-8] From the Norgran LP An Evening with Anita O'Day (MGN-1057)
Arnold Ross - p
Barney Kessel - g
Monty Budwig - b
Jackie Mills - dr
Recorded in Hollywood ; April 15, 1954
[# 9-12] From the Norgran LP An Evening with Anita O'Day (MGN-1057)
Bud Lavin - p
Monty Budwig - b
John Poole - dr
Recorded in Hollywood ; June 28, 1954
[# 13-16] From the Norgran LP An Evening with Anita O'Day (MGN-1057)
Jimmy Rowles - p
Tal Farlow - g
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Larry Bunker - dr
Recorded in Hollywood ; August 11, 1955
[# 17-20] From the Verve LP Anita (MGV-2000)
Paul Smith - p
Barney Kessel - g
Joe Mondragon - b
Alvin Stoller - dr
Recorded in Hollywood, Capitol Studios ; December 8, 1955
[# 21-24] From the Verve LP Pick Yourself Up (MGV-2043)
Same as above, except
Larry Bunker - vb, is added
Recorded in Hollywood ; December 18, 1956


marcusr said...

Merci beaocoups!C'est colossal!

Luis 'Osby' said...

Thanks, Mel!!!

ruperberger said...

Gracias, Mel!!!

Dr. House said...

Links down!reupload please!
Thanks for your effort

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Melanchthon

fcapeau said...

Many thanks, Mel, for this beautiful post.

boweevil said...

Hi, what is the PW?

Ананасий Непитин said...

uneven selection.
very intriguing.

dear Mel, is there any chance to see this gem re-uploaded?

thanks in advance.

deGallo said...

Link only to Rapidshare. Unfortunately not available for free users. Thanks.

Jazzhound said...

Not available for paying users on Rapidshare either now.

rubberduck said...

Many Thanks, Mel

Anonymous said...

what a pity, gone away... any chance it comes back sometime? grazie tante!

Anonymous said...

what a pity, gone away... any chance it comes back sometime? grazie tante!

jm said...

Spectacular. Thank you so much.

Timmy said...

Great! Thanx so muchos.............

rambert said...

Thanks! Great post, great blog that I am enjoying very much.

Melanchthon said...

Unknown said...

Thank you for the re-up, Melanchthon!

DEEP said...


Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

Fantastic to get this by the great Anita O'Day. Thank you!

tdelyon said...

Thanks a lot...Missed it !