Diva

Diva

by Anita O'Day
     
 

One of the best pairings of an artist with a label since Frank Sinatra swung into the Capitol offices, Anita O'Day's time under the Verve umbrella (also including Clef and Norgran) resulted in some of the best pop music of her era. O'Day's entry in 2003's The Diva Series is one of the better single-disc wrap-ups of her time onSee more details below

Overview

One of the best pairings of an artist with a label since Frank Sinatra swung into the Capitol offices, Anita O'Day's time under the Verve umbrella (also including Clef and Norgran) resulted in some of the best pop music of her era. O'Day's entry in 2003's The Diva Series is one of the better single-disc wrap-ups of her time on Verve, though the scarcity of hits while she was there and the near-uniform excellence of her '50s LPs still preclude anyone from recommending a compilation to any but newcomers. Still, this one is much longer than Verve's previous attempts; it also balances songs from her rarer early-'60s dates with her '50s prime, and ably compiles some of her best-known material ("What Is This Thing Called Love," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Tea for Two") as well as a few of her hardest-swingers ("Love Me or Leave Me," "I Get a Kick out of You," "Let's Face the Music and Dance"). Much better than Compact Jazz, but nowhere near as revelatory as her late-'50s classics Anita Sings the Most or Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0044006521329
catalogNumber:
065213

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. What Is This Thing Called Love?  -  Billy May Orchestra
  2. Ten Cents a Dance  -  Billy May Orchestra
  3. Waiter, Make Mine Blues
  4. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered  -  Billy May Orchestra
  5. Tea for Two
  6. Honeysuckle Rose
  7. Love Me or Leave Me
  8. It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream
  9. Miss Brown to You
  10. I Get a Kick Out of You
  11. Let's Face the Music and Dance
  12. Peel Me a Grape
  13. Angel Eyes  -  Russell Garcia & Strings
  14. Crazy He Calls Me  -  Johnny Orchestra Mandel
  15. Whisper Not
  16. Señor Blues  -  Gary McFarland Orchestra
  17. Sing, Sing, Sing  -  Russell Garcia Orchestra
  18. Avalon

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anita O'Day   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bob Brookmeyer   Valve Trombone
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Buddy Collette   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Russ Freeman   Piano
Gene Harris   Piano
Bill Holman   Conductor,Bandleader
Hank Jones   Piano
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Mel Lewis   Drums
Billy May   Conductor,Bandleader
Red Mitchell   Bass
Ted Nash   Alto Saxophone
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Jerome Richardson   Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Bud Shank   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Joe Castro   Piano
Buddy Clark   Bass
Willie Dennis   Trombone
Bob Enevoldsen   Trombone
Russell Garcia   Conductor,Bandleader
Lee Katzman   Trumpet
Ronnie Lang   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Stan Levey   Drums
Lou Levy   Piano
Sam Noto   Trumpet
Eldee Young   Bass
Herb Pomeroy   Trumpet
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Viola   Guitar
Stu Williamson   Valve Trombone
Buddy Bregman   Conductor,Bandleader
Justin Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Masters   Piano
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Si Zentner   Trombone
McKibbon   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Charlie Kennedy   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Rae   Drums
Porcino   Trumpet
Jim Amlotte   Trombone
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Harry Betts   Trombone
Ray Brown   Bass
Billy Byers   Trombone
Larry Bunker   Bongos,Vibes
Bill Catalano   Trumpet
Jules Chaiken   Trumpet
Gene Cipriano   Tenor Saxophone
Geoff Clarkson   Piano
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Irving Cottler   Drums
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Bill Dowdy   Drums
Bob Edmondson   Trombone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Gary McFarland   Conductor,Bandleader
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Phil Gilbert   Trumpet
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Roy Haynes   Drums
Hendrickson   Guitar
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Alto Saxophone
Lonnie Hewitt   Piano
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Eddie Kusby   Trombone
Kent Larsen   Trombone
Archie LeCoque   Trombone
Walter Levinsky   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Woodwind
Joe Maini   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Mandel   Conductor,Bandleader
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Murray McEachern   Trombone
George Morrow   Bass
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Dick Noel   Trombone
Ralph Pena   Bass
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Bill Schaeffer   Trombone
Wilbur Schwartz   Alto Saxophone
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Kenny Shroyer   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Cal Tjader   Vibes
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Dave Wells   Trombone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Fred Falensby   Tenor Saxophone
Pelligrini   Piano
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Joe Howard   Trombone
Paul Smith   Piano
John Anderson Concert Orchestra   Trumpet
Robert Corwin   Piano
Freddie Schreiber   Bass
John Poole   Drums

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Louis Prima   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Dave Frishberg   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Jolson   Composer
Barney Kessel   Producer
Billy May   Arranger
Horace Silver   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Russell Garcia   Arranger,Producer
Buddy Bregman   Arranger,Producer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Anita O'Day   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Gary McFarland   Arranger
Benny Golson   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Allan Tucker   Mastering
Ray Biondi   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Don George   Composer
Earl Brent   Composer
Sherniece Smith   Management
Ken Druker   Executive Producer
Gary Kelley   Illustrations

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