Anita O'Day

Complete Signature & London Recordings

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The Spanish Jazz Factory label assembled this collection of Anita O'Day sides recorded between 1942 and 1950, with a variety of orchestras led by Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Alvy West, Will Bradley, Abbey Brown, Paul Jordan, Jack Pleis, and Ben Homer. Though the liner notes definitely aren't up to the quality of an average major-label compilation, collectors will be overjoyed to see so much attention to detail regarding the early career of an important jazz singer, from evergreens like "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine" to novelty fare like "Tennessee Waltz" and "Yeah Boo."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:07
2 3:08
3 3:10
4 2:48
5 2:39
6 2:48
7 2:56
8 2:41
9 3:00
10 2:43
11 2:51
12 3:01
13 2:43
14 2:41
15 2:29
16 2:59
17
2:59
18 2:54
19 3:03
20 2:57
21 2:51

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:27
2
3:13
3 3:26
4 2:35
5 3:13
6 2:44
7 3:01
8 3:12
9 2:19
10 2:30
11 2:59
12 3:04
13 2:20
14 2:38
15 2:46
16 2:52
17 2:48
18 2:59
19 3:14
20 3:08
21 3:18
22 3:17
23 3:19
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