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ANITA O'DAY - Five Classic Albums Plus (2 CDS)

ANITA O'DAY - Five Classic Albums Plus (2 CDS)


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AVID Jazz presents five classic Anita O’Day albums plus, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. For our third set from our top selling artist Anita O’Day we have squeezed no less than five albums plus a couple of singles onto a fine double CD set for your listening pleasure!
“Anita O’Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May”; “At Mister Kelly’s”; “Trav’lin Light”; “All The Sad Young Men”; “Singin’ And Swingin” plus two Capitol singles.
What a combination for our first selection from 1959, Anita O’Day joining forces with top arranger Billy May to sing songs from one of the great American songbooks, “Anita O’Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May”. As Ms O’Day is quoted from the original liner notes…..”Man, it’s a ball”…….and……. “jazz to me is singing what is happening now….and these songs have never sounded more of the moment”. “At Mister Kelly’s” finds us in a live setting in Chicago in 1958 where we can witness Anita both swinging hard and catch her wry sense of humour as she tackles many little known and thus fresh new material. “Singin’ And Swingin’ with Anita O’Day” takes us back to 1947 to hear Anita’s first efforts as a soloist. As the original liner notes attest….”although they are early recordings they vibrate with a deep- throated husky voice which has become famous”. Moving forward to 1961 for “Trav’lin Light” the original liner notes are full of the story of Anita’s comeback after a period of great personal trouble. As quoted….. “she rebounded in the late Fifties….she emerged as a different O’Day……her singing had changed……she reflected considerable discipline without sacrificing the inventiveness and warmth that were so much a part of her style”. For our final selection, “All The Sad Young Men” we offer a 1961 Down Beat quote from the original liner notes that we feel pretty much sums up Anita’s jazz journey from young fire cracker to mature performer. “Her singing mellows and matures as the years pass. Today she remains one of the very few practitioners of the jazz art. And she makes it all sound so simple”
All five albums plus have been digitally re-mastered.

1-12: ‘Anita O’Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May’
1. Just One Of Those Things
2. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
3. Easy To Love
4. I Get A Kick Out Of You
5. All Of You
6. Love For Sale
7. Get Out Of Town
8. I've Got You Under My Skin
9. Night And Day
10. It's De-Lovely
11. I Love You
12. What Is This Thing Called Love
13-23: ‘Anita O’Day At Mister Kelly’s’
13. But Not For Me
14. Medley: I Have A Reason For Living / My Love For You
15. The Varsity Drag
16. It Never Entered My Mind
17. Tea For Two
18. Everytime I'm With You
19. Have You Met Miss Jones?
20. The Wildest Gal In Town
21. Star Eyes
22. Loneliness Is A Well
23. The Song Is You
24-30: ‘Singin’ And Swingin’
24. Key Largo
25. Hi Ho Trailus Boot Whip
26. I Ain't Gettin' Any Younger
27. Malaguena
28. How High The Moon
29. Sometimes I'm Happy
30. Ace In The Hole

1-12: ‘Trav’lin’ Light’
1. Trav'lin' Light
2. The Moon Looks Down And Laughs
3. Don't Explain
4. Remember
5. Some Other Spring
6. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
7. Miss Brown To You
8. God Bless The Child
9. If The Moon Turns Green
10. I Hear Music
11. Lover Come Back To Me
12. Crazy He Calls Me
13-22: ‘All The Sad Young Men’
13. Boogie Blues
14. You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
15. I Want To Sing A Song
16. A Woman Alone With The Blues
17. The Ballad Of All The Sad Young Men
18. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
19. One More Mile
20. Night Bird
21. Up State
22. Senor Blues
23: ‘Singin’ And Swingin’
23. What Is This Thing Called Love
24. Them There Eyes from Capitol Singles
25. Memories Of You from Capitol Singles

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