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Anita O'Day and June Christy

Anita O'Day (1919-2006) and June Christy ( 1925-1990) were queens of big band singing in the 1940s and 50s, starring with Gene Krupa and Stan Kenton before going solo. O'Day was hot, Christy was cool, and Geoffrey Smith compares their styles and careers.

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Sun 6 Oct 2019 00:00

Music Played

  • Anita O’Day

    Let Me Off Uptown

    • Anita O'Day Four Classic Albums Plus.
    • AVID JAZZ.
    • 25.
  • Anita O’Day

    Skylark

    • Anita O'Day Four Classic Albums Plus.
    • AVID JAZZ.
    • 25.
  • Anita O’Day

    Thanks For The Boogie Ride

    • Anita O'Day Four Classic Albums Plus.
    • AVID JAZZ.
    • 26.
  • Stan Kenton

    Gotta Be Gettin'

    • The Stan Kenton Story.
    • Proper.
    • 8.
  • Anita O’Day

    How High The Moon

    • Anita O'Day Five Classic Albums Plus.
    • AVID JAZZ.
    • 28.
  • Stan Kenton

    How High The Moon

    • The Stan Kenton Story.
    • Proper.
    • 24.
  • Stan Kenton & Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

    Tampico

    • The Stan Kenton Story.
    • Proper.
    • 14.
  • Stan Kenton & Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

    Just A Sittin' And A Rockin'

    • The Stan Kenton Story.
    • Proper.
    • 18.
  • Stan Kenton & Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

    Willow Weep For Me

    • The Stan Kenton Story.
    • Proper.
    • 9.
  • Stan Kenton & Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

    Across The Alley From The Alamo

    • The Stan Kenton Story.
    • Proper.
    • 17.
  • June Christy

    Something Cool

    • SOMETHING COOL.
    • CAPITOL JAZZ.
    • 1.
  • Anita O’Day

    Remember

    • Anita O'Day Five Classic Albums Plus.
    • AVID JAZZ.
    • 4.
  • Anita O’Day

    Pick Yourself Up

    • Anita O'Day Four Classic Albums Plus.
    • AVID JAZZ.
    • 4.
  • Anita O’Day

    Sweet Georgia Brown

    • ANITA O'DAY - FOUR CLASSIC ALBUMS.
    • AVID.
    • 25.
  • Anita O’Day

    Tea For Two

    • Four Classic Albums Plus.
    • AVID.
    • 26.

Performers:

LET ME OFF UPTOWN
Anita O’Day
Composer: Evans, Bostic 
Album Title: Anita O’Day: Four Classic Albums Plus – Fourth Set 
Label: Avid AMSC1136
Duration:3:01 
Performers: Anita O’Day (vocals), Gene Krupa and His Orchestra 

SKYLARK
Anita O’Day
Composer: Hoagy Carmichael 
Album Title: Anita O’Day: Four Classics Albums Plus – Fourth Set 
Label: Avid AMSC1136
Duration: 3:06 
Performers: Anita O’Day (vocals), Roy Eldridge (vocal & trumpet), Gene Krupa and His Orchestra 

THANKS FOR THE BOOGIE RIDE
Anita O’Day
Composer: R. Buck, S. Mitchell 
Album Title: Anita O’Day: Four Classics Albums Plus – Fourth Set 
Label: Avid AMSC1136
Duration: 3:07 
Performers: Anita O’Day (vocals), Roy Eldridge (vocal & trumpet), Gene Krupa and His Orchestra 
 
GOTTA BE GETTING’
Stan Kenton
Composer: Romano, Amsterdam 
Album Title: The Stan Kenton Story: Artistry in Rhythm 
Label: Proper P1149
Duration: 2:44 
Performers: Anita O’Day (vocals), Gene Howard (vocals), Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 

HOW HIGH THE MOON
Anita O’Day
Composer: Lewis, Hamilton 
Album Title: Anita O’Day: Five Classic Albums Plus – Third Set 
Label: Avid AMSC1129
Duration: 2:53 
Performers: Anita O’Day (vocals), Ray Linn, Al Killian, Conrad Gozzo, possibly Dale Pierce or Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison (trumpet), Ray Sims, possibly Bill Harris (trombone), Benny Carter (alto saxophone, arranger), Harry Klee, probably Hal McKusick (alto saxophone), possibly Herbie Steward (tenor saxophone), unknown (baritone saxophone), Arnold Ross (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Joe Mondragon (bass), Jimmy Pratt (drums), Ralph Burns (arranger) 

HOW HIGH THE MOON
Stan Kenton
Composer: Lewis, Hamilton 
Album Title: The Stan Kenton Story – Progressive Jazz 
Label: Avid AMSC1152
Duration: 2:27
Performers: June Christy (vocals), Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes (trombone), Bart Varsalona (bass trombone), Stan Kenton (piano), Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Eddie Safranski (bass), Shelly Manne (drums) 

TAMPICO
Stan Kenton
Composer: Roberts, Fisher
Album Title: The Stan Kenton Story – Artistry in Rhythm 
Label: Proper P1149
Duration: 2:41 
Performers: June Christy (vocals), Stan Kenton and His Orchestra  

JUST A SITTIN’ AND A ROCKIN’
Stan Kenton
Composer:  Ellington, Strayhorn, Gaines 
Album Title: The Stan Kenton Story – Artistry in Rhythm 
Label: Proper P1149
Duration: 2:47 
Performers: June Christy (vocals), Gene Howard (vocals), Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 

WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
Stan Kenton
Composer: Ronnell 
Album Title: The Stan Kenton Story - Collaboration
Label: Proper P1151
Duration: 3:11 
Performers: June Christy (vocals), Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 

ACROSS THE ALLEY FROM THE ALAMO
Stan Kenton
Composer: Greene 
Album Title: The Stan Kenton Story - Collaboration 
Label: Proper P1151
Duration: 2:34 
Performers: June Christy (vocals), Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 

SOMETHING COOL
June Christy
Composer: Bill Barnes 
Album Title: Something Cool 
Label: Capitol SM516
Duration: 4:58 
Performers: June Christy (vocals), Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra

REMEMBER
Anita O’Day
Composer: Berlin 
Album Title: Anita O’Day: Five Classic Albums Plus – Third Set 
Label: Avid AMSC1129
Duration: 2:36 
Performers: Anita O’Day (vocals), Don Fagerquist (trumpet), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Buddy Clark (bass), Mel Lewis (drums) 

PICK YOURSELF UP
Anita O’Day
Composer: Kern, Fields 
Album Title: Anita O’Day: Four Classic Albums Plus – Second Set 
Label: Avid AMSC1126
Duration: 3:18
Performers: Anita O’Day (vocals), Larry Bunker (vibes, bongos), Paul Smith (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Joe Mondragon (bass), Alvin Stoller (drums), Buddy Bregman (arranger)  

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
Anita O’Day
Composer: Casey, Pinkard 
Album Title: Jazz on a Summer’s Day 
Label: Avid AMSC1126
Duration: 4:30 
Performers: Anita O’Day (vocals), Jimmy Jones (piano), Whitey Mitchell (bass), John Poole (drums)

TEA FOR TWO
Anita O’Day
Composer: Caesar / Youmans 
Album Title: Jazz on a Summer’s Day 
Label: Avid AMSC1126
Duration: 3:44 
Performers: Anita O’Day (vocals), Jimmy Jones (piano), Whitey Mitchell (bass), John Poole (drums) 

 

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