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Verve Jazz Masters 49: Anita O'Day


Download links and information about Verve Jazz Masters 49: Anita O'Day by Anita O'Day. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 48:34 minutes.

Artist: Anita O'Day
Release date: 1995
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 48:34
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No. Title Length
1. That Old Feeling (featuring Russell Garcia) 2:29
2. Boogie Blues 3:47
3. Angel Eyes 3:41
4. Fly Me to the Moon (featuring The Three Sounds) 3:48
5. When the World Was Young (Ah, the Apple... (featuring The Three Sounds) 3:36
6. Ten Cents a Dance 2:17
7. Easy Come, Easy Go 3:13
8. No Soap, No Hope Blues 2:35
9. Just in Time (featuring Cal Tjader) 2:50
10. Old Devil Moon 2:55
11. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square 4:03
12. Them There Eyes 2:38
13. If the Moon Turns Green 2:56
14. Johnny One Note 1:53
15. Waiter, Make Mine Blues 3:23
16. What Is This Thing Called Love? 2:30



This is an excellent one-disc roundup of Anita O'Day's output for Clef, Norgan and Verve — arguably her most important, most experimental period — and it is especially valuable because Anita and her manager Alan Eichler made the selections themselves. It was during this decade of activity that O'Day made the transition from a spent former big-band thrush to an acclaimed jazz diva, despite the turmoil in her personal life and her feeling that she was playing second-fiddle to Ella in Norman Granz' recording stable. The selection is remarkably wide-ranging, sampling from twelve of O'Day's sixteen albums for Granz and his successor at Verve, Creed Taylor, with lots of loosely swinging mid- and uptempo numbers and ballads that can be alternately world-wise and innocent. Among the many highlights that illustrate the diversity of O'Day's Verve period are "No Soap, No Hope Blues," from O'Day's first rare ten-inch album for Granz; her saucy remake of "Boogie Blues" with the innovative Gary McFarland orchestra; and the sexy, swaggering title track of Waiter, Make Mine Blues. Anyone seeking an entryway into the tough yet vulnerable song world of Anita O'Day will get a lot of helpful direction from this album. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi