2 LPs ON 1 CD
5 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE
This edition presents the complete LPs Anita Sings for Oscar (also issued as Anita Sings the Most), the only one on which Anita O’Day is backed by Oscar Peterson. Also included is the LP Pick Yourself Up in its entirety plus a bonus track that was recorded at the session immediately prior to the studio dates for the latter LP. Both albums received five stars in the 1957 edition of Down Beat!
Includes 12-page booklet
ANITA O’DAY, vocals on all tracks, with:
(1-11) Anita O’Day Sings for Oscar (aka Anita Sings the Most):
Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), John Poole (d).
Chicago, January 31, 1957.
(12-23) Pick Yourself Up with Anita O’Day:
(12-15) Larry Bunker (vib, bongos), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessell (g),
Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Buddy Bregman (arr).
Los Angeles, December 18, 1956.
(16-23): The Buddy Bregman Orchestra featuring Pete Candoli,
Conte Candoli (tp), Frank Rosolino (tb), Bud Shank (as), Stan Getz (ts),
Jimmy Giuffre (bar), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b),
Shelly Manne (d), among others.
Los Angeles, December 19-20, 1956.
*Bonus track (track 24): The Buddy Bregman Orchestra.
Los Angeles, February 23, 1956.
01 ‘S WONDERFUL / THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY
FROM ME 2:59
02 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME 2:37
03 OLD DEVIL MOON 2:57
04 TENDERLY 3:23
05 WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN 3:41
06 STELLA BY STARLIGHT 2:07
07 THEM THERE EYES 2:41
08 TAKIN’ A CHANCE ON LOVE 2:25
09 I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING 4:01
10 YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME 3:45
11 BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED 3:59
12 DON’T BE THAT WAY 2:35
13 LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE 3:19
14 I USED TO BE COLOR BLIND 3:11
15 PICK YOURSELF UP 3:09
16 LET’S BEGIN 2:23
17 SWEET GEORGIA BROWN 4:17
18 I NEVER HAD A CHANCE 4:25
19 STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY 3:21
20 I WON’T DANCE 3:29
21 THERE’S A LULL IN MY LIFE 3:21
22 MAN WITH A HORN 3:59
23 STARS FELL ON ALABAMA 2:53
24 THE GETAWAY AND THE CHASE 2:29*
Total Time: 77:27
DOWN BEAT original review: Anita Sings for Oscar
“No this isn’t the old automatic five stars that pops up whenever certain favorites of a reviewer come along… This is an album by one of the few, very few women singing jazz today.” (Dom Cerulli)
DOWN BEAT original review: Pick Yourself Up
“Head and shoulders above any vocal album I’ve heard in recent months. (Dom Cerulli)