Anita O'Day

Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day

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For this well-rounded CD reissue that adds nine cuts to the original program, Anita O'Day, in her prime period, is mostly heard accompanied by Buddy Bregman & His Orchestra, but there are also a few tracks on which she is joined by a jazz combo featuring trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison. Highlights include "Don't Be That Way," "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Pick Yourself Up," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "I Won't Dance." Virtually all of Anita O'Day's 1950s recordings are recommended, for her drug use had not yet affected her voice and her creativity was generally at its height.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:32 Amazon
2 03:16 Amazon
3 04:22 Amazon
4 03:18 Amazon
5 03:05 Amazon
6 02:51 Amazon
7 04:13 Amazon
8 03:25 Amazon
9 03:55 Amazon
10 03:09 Amazon
11 03:18 Amazon
12 02:21 Amazon
13 02:04 Amazon
14 02:44 Amazon
15 02:25 Amazon
16
02:29 Amazon
17 03:09 Amazon
18
03:03 Amazon
19 03:17 Amazon
20
02:45 Amazon
21 02:48 Amazon
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