Posts Tagged ‘Love Me or Leave Me’

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
























Don’t Be That Way
































Just One of Those Things
















Let’s Face the Music and Dance














































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
































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


































The Nearness of You

















That’s All

















I Didn’t Know About You
















Goodnight Sweetheart




















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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