Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May

Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May

by Anita O'DayAnita O'Day


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This LP was taken from sessions in April 1959 on which Anita O'Day interprets Cole Porter songs while accompanied by some rather rambunctious big-band arrangements from Billy May. While her emotional range is wider than Ella Fitzgerald's (who had previously recorded her much better-known Cole Porter Songbook), O'Day's voice strangely does not sound as strong on the Billy May set as it does on the six bonus tracks, which are Cole Porter songs she recorded on other occasions (from 1952-1960). Still, the program does have its moments, with highlights including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "All of You," "It's Delovely," "You're the Top" and two versions of "Love for Sale."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/1991
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042284926621
catalogNumber: 849266
Rank: 82769


  1. Just One of Those Things
  2. Love for Sale
  3. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  4. Easy to Love
  5. I Get a Kick out of You
  6. All of You
  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. You're the Top
  14. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  15. Why Shouldn't I?
  16. From This Moment On
  17. Love for Sale
  18. Just One of Those Things

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anita O'Day   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Tal Farlow   Guitar
Jimmy Giuffre   Reeds
Bill Harris   Trombone
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Billy May   Track Performer
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Paul Smith   Piano
Ralph Burns   Piano
Buddy Clark   Bass
Lee Katzman   Trumpet
Lou Levy   Piano
Arnold Ross   Piano
Stu Williamson   Trumpet
Don Lamond   Drums
Si Zentner   Trombone
McKibbon   Bass
Charlie Kennedy   Alto Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Monty Budwig   Bass
Larry Bunker   Drums
Bob Edmondson   Trombone
Lloyd Elliott   Trombone
Hendrickson   Guitar
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet
J.J. Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Maini   Alto Saxophone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Larance Marable   Drums
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Albert Pollan   Tuba
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Kenny Shroyer   Trombone,Bass Saxophone
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Jackie Mills   Drums
Joe Howard   Trombone

Technical Credits

Jimmy Giuffre   Arranger,Director
Bill Holman   Arranger,Director
Billy May   Contributor
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Buddy Bregman   Director,Contributor
Norman Granz   Producer
Will Friedwald   Producer
Cole Porter   Composer

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