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Trav'lin' Light


Download links and information about Trav'lin' Light by Anita O'Day. This album was released in 1961 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:57 minutes.

Artist: Anita O'Day
Release date: 1961
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:57
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No. Title Length
1. Trav'lin' Light 3:35
2. The Moon Looks Down and Laughs 3:57
3. Don't Explain 3:11
4. Remember 2:39
5. Some Other Spring 2:27
6. What a Little Moonlight Can Do 2:28
7. Miss Brown to You 4:03
8. God Bless the Child 2:08
9. If the Moon Turns Green 2:55
10. I Hear Music 2:16
11. Lover Come Back to Me 2:51
12. Crazy He Calls Me 3:27



A tribute to Anita O'Day's idol Billie Holiday — who had died less than two years before the making of this recording — O'Day's performances here are more notable for what she didn't borrow from her vocal role model. Selections like the title track find her generating a slightly bitter tone quality and languorous phrasing in the manner of Holiday, but most of this beautiful record find O'Day going her own way in a more forthright, less vulnerable manner. While O'Day's version of "God Bless the Child" doesn't really make it, just about everything else is marvelous. Half of the tracks feature a small group led by guitarist Barney Kessel while the other half — the more effective tracks, actually — feature now-exuberant, now-exquisite arrangements for big band by Johnny Mandel that make haunting use of muted brass at ballad tempos. This was O'Day's favorite among her Norgran/Verve albums. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi