Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May
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||Just One of Those Things||Anita O'Day||2:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Love for Sale||Anita O'Day||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To||Anita O'Day||1:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Easy to Love||Anita O'Day||2:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Get a Kick Out of You||Anita O'Day||2:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||All of You||Anita O'Day||1:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Get Out of Town||Anita O'Day||2:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I've Got You Under My Skin||Anita O'Day||1:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Night and Day||Anita O'Day||2:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's Delovely||Anita O'Day||2:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Love You||Anita O'Day||1:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What Is This Thing Called Love?||Anita O'Day||2:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You're the Top||Anita O'Day||2:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Heart Belongs to Daddy||Anita O'Day||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Why Shouldn't I||Anita O'Day||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||From This Moment On||Anita O'Day||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Love for Sale||Anita O'Day||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just One of Those Things||Anita O'Day||2:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
It’s impossible not to compare Anita O’Day’s 1959 tribute to Cole Porter to Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook. The two singers were the queens of the Verve roster, and Fitzgerald’s album was arranged by Buddy Bregman, a frequent O’Day collaborator. The difference lies in each singer’s disposition. While Fitzgerald has the steadiness and poise of swing music, O’Day personifies the quickness and creative spontaneity of bebop. Fitzgerald’s Cole Porter album is beloved for its elegance and depth of emotion, but it can’t match O’Day for nimbleness. Anita brings kinetic energy to “Just One of Those Things,” “Love for Sale” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Perhaps the best point of comparison is “I Get a Kick Out of You.” While Ella’s version has the elegant, stately glide of an American eagle, Anita’s has the restless, playful motion of a hummingbird. If you know these songs from the perspective of Fitzgerald or another classic jazz singer, give Anita’s album a try — she manages to bring new thrills and turns out of every old song.
This album isn't quite as good as some of Anita's other records -- such as "Anita O'Day Sings the Winners", but there's one track on here, one of the bonus tracks, that is a must-have. It's "You're the Top." It's worth a hundred dollars.
Born: October 18, 1919 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s