Anita O’Day’s ‘Trav’lin’ Light’ is an album (tribute to her idol Billie Holiday) recorded on January 18, 19, 1961 and released in 1961 By Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Trav’Lin’ Light (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) – 03:36 . 2.The Moon Looks Down And Laughs (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Sid Silvers) – 03:58 . 3.Don’T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) – 03:12 . 4.Remember (Irving Berlin) – 02:40 . 5.Some Other Spring (Arthur Herzog Jr., Irene Kitchings) – 02:28 . 6.What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Harry M. Woods) – 02:30 . 7.Miss Brown To You (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, Ralph Rainger) – 04:03 . 8.God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) – 02:10 . 9.If The Moon Turns Green (Paul Coates, Bernie Hanighen) – 02:56 . 10.I Hear Music (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) – 02:16 . 11.Lover, Come Back To Me (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Sigmund Romberg) – 02:52 . 12.Crazy He Calls Me (Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) – 03:25
Musicians : Barney Kessel – Guitar . John Anderson – Trumpet . Larry Bunker – Percussion . Buddy Clark – Bass . Don Fagerquist – Trumpet . Russ Freeman – Piano . Chuck Gentry – Saxophone . Mel Lewis – Drums . Joe Maini – Saxophone . Dick Nash – Trombone . Al Porcino – Trumpet . Frank Rosolino – Trombone . Jimmy Rowles – Piano . Jack Sheldon – Trumpet . Ray Triscari – Trumpet . Al Viola – Guitar . Ben Webster – Sax (Tenor) . Stu Williamson – Trombone
Production : Produced By Russell Garcia
Package : Don Gold – Liner Notes
Recorded On January 18, 19, 1961.
Released 1961 By Verve.
Selections like the title track find her generating a slightly bitter tone quality and languorous phrasing in the manner of Holiday, but most of this beautiful record find O’Day going her own way in a more forthright, less vulnerable manner. […]
sundazed @ RateYourMusic
A tribute to Billie Holiday with folks who played with her like Barney Kessel and Ben Webster.Anita sings them in her style,she does`nt try to copy Lady Day which works fine and thankfully no string section! […]