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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Anita O'Day Sings "Sweet Georgia Brown"

I was watching "Anita O'Day Life of a Jazz Singer" on the Documentary Channel this evening and was inspired to share with you what I consider to be her single best performance. Here she is doing "Sweet Georgia Brown" at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958. This was really her breakout performance and you can see/hear why.

Aaaaaah! Wasn't that nice? O'Day is one of the great ones, but I still prefer Ella. Here she is in 1979 accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra.

Ain't nobody gonna do what that woman did with her voice.

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