Anita O’Day’s ‘Anita Sings the Most’ is an album recorded on January 31, 1957 with Oscar Peterson on piano and released the same year by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.’S Wonderful/They Can’T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:57 . 2.Tenderly (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 03:20 . 3.Old Devil Moon (Yip Harburg, Burton Lane) – 02:53 . 4.Love Me Or Leave Me (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 02:33 . 5.We’Ll Be Together Again (Carl T. Fischer, Frankie Laine) – 03:37 . 6.Stella By Starlight (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 02:05 . 7.Taking A Chance On Love (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) – 02:23 . 8.Them There Eyes (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey) – 02:37 . 9.I’Ve Got The World On A String (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 03:58 . 10.You Turned The Tables On Me (Louis Alter, Sidney Mitchell) – 03:41 . 11.Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 03:55
Musicians : Anita O’Day – Vocals . Oscar Peterson – Piano . Herb Ellis – Guitar . Ray Brown – Double Bass . John Poole – Drums . Milt Holland – Percussions
Production : Produced By Norman Granz, Anita O’Day
Recorded On January 31, 1957 At A Studio In Chicago.
Released In 1957 By Verve.
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Surely this woman was one of the greatest singers of that time and this repertoire hasn’t a single misstep, everything is clear and classy. […]
Anita Sings the Most, on which the famously dignified Peterson, reportedly bugged by O’Day’s recording-studio shenanigans, betrays his exasperation in his overly aggressive accompaniments. […]
The very brief playing time (just 33 minutes) is unfortunate on this set, but the high quality definitely makes up for the lack of quantity. A gem. […]