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Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May


Download links and information about Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May by Anita O'Day. This album was released in 1959 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 43:45 minutes.

Artist: Anita O'Day
Release date: 1959
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 18
Duration: 43:45
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No. Title Length
1. Just One of Those Things 2:08
2. Love for Sale 2:44
3. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To 1:50
4. Easy to Love 2:04
5. I Get a Kick Out of You 2:22
6. All of You 1:43
7. Get Out of Town 2:31
8. I've Got You Under My Skin 1:49
9. Night and Day 2:02
10. It's Delovely 2:05
11. I Love You 1:59
12. What Is This Thing Called Love? 2:32
13. You're the Top 2:26
14. My Heart Belongs to Daddy 2:55
15. Why Shouldn't I 3:08
16. From This Moment On 3:12
17. Love for Sale 3:37
18. Just One of Those Things 2:38



It’s impossible not to compare Anita O’Day’s 1959 tribute to Cole Porter to Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook. The two singers were the queens of the Verve roster, and Fitzgerald’s album was arranged by Buddy Bregman, a frequent O’Day collaborator. The difference lies in each singer’s disposition. While Fitzgerald has the steadiness and poise of swing music, O’Day personifies the quickness and creative spontaneity of bebop. Fitzgerald’s Cole Porter album is beloved for its elegance and depth of emotion, but it can’t match O’Day for nimbleness. Anita brings kinetic energy to “Just One of Those Things,” “Love for Sale” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Perhaps the best point of comparison is “I Get a Kick Out of You.” While Ella’s version has the elegant, stately glide of an American eagle, Anita’s has the restless, playful motion of a hummingbird. If you know these songs from the perspective of Fitzgerald or another classic jazz singer, give Anita’s album a try — she manages to bring new thrills and turns out of every old song.