Anita O’Day records ‘Waiter, Make Mine Blues,’ an album for Verve (1961)

Anita O’Day’s ‘Waiter, Make Mine Blues’ is an album recorded on August 1, October 4 and 7, 1960 and released in April 1961 By Verve Records.

Track Listing : 1.That Old Feeling (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain) – 02:31 . 2.Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) – 03:42 . 3.The Thrill Is Gone (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) – 02:16 . 4.Detour Ahead (Lou Carter, Ray Ellis, Johnny Frigo) – 04:26 . 5.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 05:14 . 6.Waiter, Make Mine Blues (Ray Biondi, Anita O’Day) – 03:24 . 7.Whatever Happened To You (Al Cohn, Tom Garlock, Herb Wasserman) – 04:45 . 8.When Sunny Gets Blue (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal) – 03:05 . 9.Stella By Starlight (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 02:53 . 10.Mad About The Boy (Noël Coward) – 03:29 . 11.A Blues Serenade (Vincent Grande, Jimmy Lytell, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli) – 03:04 . 12.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) – 03:40

Musicians : Anita O’Day – Vocals . Harry Betts – Trombone . Dick Nash – Trombone . Frank Rosolino – Trombone . Dave Wells – Trombone . Kenny Shroyer – Trombone . Bud Shank – Alto Sax, Flute . Geoff Clarkson – Piano . Howard Roberts – Guitar . Al Mckibbon – Bass . Mel Lewis – Drums . Barney Kessel – Guitar

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Russell Garcia – Arranger, Conductor

Package : Leonard Feather – Liner Notes . George Jerman – Cover Photo

Recorded August 1, October 4 And 7, 1960 At Radio Recorders, Hollywood,.

Released In April 1961 By Verve Records.

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allmusic
Songs like “The Thrill Is Gone” and “When Sunny Gets Blue” capture O’Day at her most affecting, balancing her trademark sophistication with the world-weary resignation of one who has loved and lost. […]

Giovanni @ Amazon
Being a relatively new Anita O’Day fan, I was impressed by the track list (and the personnel on the recordings) that this should be a great album of torch songs from the underappreciated Anita O’Day and I was not disappointed. The songs float and permeate, like the smoke from a cigarette drifting over a bar full of lovers and losers. […]

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