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The Diva Series: Anita O'Day


Download links and information about The Diva Series: Anita O'Day by Anita O'Day. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 56:06 minutes.

Artist: Anita O'Day
Release date: 2003
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 18
Duration: 56:06
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No. Title Length
1. What Is This Thing Called Love? 2:31
2. Ten Cents a Dance 2:14
3. Waiter, Make Mine Blues 3:20
4. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 4:18
5. Tea for Two 3:49
6. Honeysuckle Rose 3:14
7. Love Me or Leave Me 2:32
8. It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream (featuring Cal Tjader) 2:59
9. Miss Brown to You 4:00
10. I Get a Kick Out of You 2:23
11. Let's Face the Music and Dance 3:15
12. Peel Me a Grape (featuring Cal Tjader) 3:03
13. Angel Eyes 3:39
14. Crazy He Calls Me 3:26
15. Whisper Not (featuring The Three Sounds) 2:55
16. Senor Blues 2:44
17. Sing, Sing, Sing 3:30
18. Avalon 2:14



One of the best pairings of an artist with a label since Frank Sinatra swung into the Capitol offices, Anita O'Day's time under the Verve umbrella (also including Clef and Norgran) resulted in some of the best pop music of her era. O'Day's entry in 2003's The Diva Series is one of the better single-disc wrap-ups of her time on Verve, though the scarcity of hits while she was there and the near-uniform excellence of her '50s LPs still preclude anyone from recommending a compilation to any but newcomers. Still, this one is much longer than Verve's previous attempts; it also balances songs from her rarer early-'60s dates with her '50s prime, and ably compiles some of her best-known material ("What Is This Thing Called Love," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Tea for Two") as well as a few of her hardest-swingers ("Love Me or Leave Me," "I Get a Kick out of You," "Let's Face the Music and Dance"). Much better than Compact Jazz, but nowhere near as revelatory as her late-'50s classics Anita Sings the Most or Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May.