Anita O`Day

Trav`Lin` Light (EJC 55528)

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1961

Trav`Lin` Light

Anita O`Day

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 129132

EJC 55528

JAZZ

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Trav`Lin` Light

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5,78 €

2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD

4 1/2 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE

This release contains the complete 1961 original album Trav’lin’ Light (Verve MGV6-2157) on which the singer paid tribute to the great Billie Holiday. The Johnny Mandel orchestra featuring Jack Sheldon, Frank Rosolino and Joe Maini accompanies her on half the tunes, while on the other half she is backed by all-star small group including Ben Webster, Don Fagerquist, Jimmy Rowles and Barney Kessel. Her previous album, Waiter, Make Mine Blues (Verve MGV6-2145), on which two other Billie Holiday related tunes (“Yesterdays” and “Detour Ahead”) are included, has been added here in its entirely as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • 0N TRACKS [1-12] TRAV'LIN'
  • [1, 3& 9-12] Johnny Mandel’s Orchestra, featuring John Anderson, Al Porcino, Jack Sheldon, Ray Triscari (tp), Stu Williamson (tp, tb), Lew McCreary, Dick Nash, Fran Rosolino (tb), Joe Maini (as, ts), Chuck Gentry (bs) Larry Bunker (vib), Russ Freeman (p), Al Viola (g), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d), Johnny Mandel (arr, dir.). Los Angeles, January 18, 1961.
  • [2 & 4-8]: Don Fagerquist (tp), Ben Webster (ts), Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel (g), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d), Russ Garcia (arr.). Anita O’Day and Barney Kessel only on (8). Los Angeles, January 19, 1961.
  • [13-24] BONUS ALBUM: WAITER, MAKE MINE BLUES
  • [13, 17-18 & 22]: Russ Garcia’s Orchestra including Harry Betts, Dicky Wells. Frank Rosolino, Ken Shroyer (tb) Bud Shank (fl), Jeff Clarkson (p), Al Hendrickson (g), Al McKibbon (b), Mel Lewis (d). Los Angeles, August 1, 1960.
  • [14, 19-20 & 23]: Russ Garcia’s Orchestra including Bud Shank (as), Berney Kessel or Howard Roberts (g), plus strings, Russ Garcia (arr, dir). Los Angeles, October 4, 1960.
  • On (15-16, 21 & 24): Same as above except Los Angeles October 7, 1960.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Trav’lin’ Light
  • 02. The Moon Looks Down and Laughs
  • 03. Don’t Explain
  • 04. Remember
  • 05. Some Other Spring
  • 06. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
  • 07. Miss Brown to You
  • 08. God Bless the Chils
  • 09. If The Moon Turns Green
  • 10. I Hear Music
  • 11. Lover, Come Back to Me
  • 12. Crazy He Calls Me
  • 13. That Old Feeling
  • 14. Angel Eyes
  • 15. The Thrill Is Gone
  • 16. Detour Ahead
  • 17. Yesterdays
  • 18. Waiter, Make Mine Blues
  • 19. Whatever Happened to You
  • 20. When Sunny Gets Blue
  • 21. Stella by Starlight
  • 22. Mad About You
  • 23. A Blues Serenade
  • 24. Goodbye.
  • Total time: 78:13