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Anita O' Day (October 18, 1919 – November 23, 2006)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Be That Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just One of Those Things

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Face the Music and Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosetta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Street of Dreams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exactly Like You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stompin’ at the Savoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body and Soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Sunny Gets Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Falling in Love With Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Had to Be You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Won’t Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gone With the Wind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There Will Never Be Another You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a Lull in my Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angel Eyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Getaway and the Chase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Laughed at Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Me or Leave Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You and the Night and the Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My first encounter with Anita O’ Day’s amazing music was sometime in the Summer of ’77. I remember I used to  listen to a radio program called Just Jazz in Tucson Arizona, and I was absolutely stunned to hear the last two last tracks on this post – “Love me or Leave Me” and “You and The Night and The Music” – O’ Day with the late great Oscar Peterson.

I still consider these two flawless gems to be masterpieces. O’ Day absolutely nails the mood of both songs with her sultry voice almost breathless delivery.  Her always excellent sense of timing is absolutely perfect.

Lines that could so easily be choppy are phrased with nothing short of inspiration, and Oscar Peterson’s piano accompaniment fits in perfectly.

It seldom gets better than this.

 

 

 

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Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27 1924 – April 3 1990)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, perhaps a too-long selection…. But its better than having to choose and leaving things out one would rather not.

 

 

Ain’t Misbehavin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve Got the World on a String

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bidin’ My Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Too Soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aren’t you Kind of Glad We Did

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mean to Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’re Blasè

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Reverie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Me or Leave Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Remember You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a Difference a Day Makes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Living

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m Lost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Go to My Head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden in the Rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Old Flame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body and Soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenderly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nearness of You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Didn’t Know About You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodnight Sweetheart

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Once in a While
Sarah never tickled the ivories without first goofing around a little bit. All this of course (despite the long finger-nails) belied her lovely expressive touch. You can hear the classic influence of the late great Erroll Garner when she gets into stride.

 

 

 

 

 

Two for Tea?

 

 

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