The Diva Series

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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: 5/20/2003
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 044006521329
  • Catalog Number: 065213
  • Sales rank: 79,051

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Is This Thing Called Love? - Billy May Orchestra (2:32)
  2. 2 Ten Cents a Dance - Billy May Orchestra (2:16)
  3. 3 Waiter, Make Mine Blues (3:21)
  4. 4 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Billy May Orchestra (4:19)
  5. 5 Tea for Two (3:49)
  6. 6 Honeysuckle Rose (3:14)
  7. 7 Love Me or Leave Me (2:34)
  8. 8 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream (3:01)
  9. 9 Miss Brown to You (4:02)
  10. 10 I Get a Kick Out of You (2:23)
  11. 11 Let's Face the Music and Dance (3:15)
  12. 12 Peel Me a Grape (3:05)
  13. 13 Angel Eyes - Russell Garcia & Strings (3:39)
  14. 14 Crazy He Calls Me - Johnny Orchestra Mandel (3:26)
  15. 15 Whisper Not (2:56)
  16. 16 Señor Blues - Gary McFarland Orchestra (2:46)
  17. 17 Sing, Sing, Sing - The Russell Garcia Orchestra (3:31)
  18. 18 Avalon (2:14)
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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
Al Viola Guitar
Stu Williamson Valve Trombone
Buddy Bregman Conductor, Bandleader
Justin Gordon Tenor Saxophone
Joe Masters Piano
Tony Rizzi Guitar
Si Zentner Trombone
Al McKibbon Bass
George Duvivier Bass
Charlie Kennedy Alto Saxophone
Johnny Rae Drums
Al 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
Al Hendrickson Guitar
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
Al 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
Al 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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