Anita O'Day Let Me Off Uptown

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CD Details

  • Released: November 16, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Mr. Music

Tracks:

  • 1.Pick Yourself Up
  • 2.As Long As I Live
  • 3.Boogie Blues
  • 4.You're The Top
  • 5.The Man I Love
  • 6.Love Me Or Leave Me
  • 7.My Funny Valentine
  • 8.A Cent And A Half
  • 9.Medley: S'Wonderful / They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • 10.Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • 11.Varsity Drag
  • 12.Four
  • 13.Let Me Off Uptown - (featuring Les Brown Band)
  • 14.Four Brothers - (featuring Les Brown Band)
  • 15.Honeysuckle Rose - (featuring Benny Goodman)
  • 16.Come Rain Or Come Shine - (featuring Benny Goodman)
  • 17.Boogie Blues / Let Me Off Uptown - (featuring Benny Goodman)
  • 18.Four Brothers - (featuring Benny Goodman)
  • 19.Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 20.Tea For Two

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Anita O'Day (vocals); Roy Eldridge (vocals, trumpet);
Buddy Stewart (vocals); Gene Krupa & His Orchestra.
Recorded between 1941 & 1945.
Liner Note Author: Wayne Knight.
Recording information: Basin St. East, New York, NY (07/01/1957); Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI (07/01/1957); Stars Of Jazz, Los Angeles, CA (07/01/1957); Stockholm, Sweden (07/01/1957); Timex Allstar Jazz Show #3, Americana Hotel, Miami, FL (07/01/1957); Basin St. East, New York, NY (07/07/1958); Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI (07/07/1958); Stars Of Jazz, Los Angeles, CA (07/07/1958); Stockholm, Sweden (07/07/1958); Timex Allstar Jazz Show #3, Americana Hotel, Miami, FL (07/07/1958); Basin St. East, New York, NY (08/11/1956); Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI (08/11/1956); Stars Of Jazz, Los Angeles, CA (08/11/1956); Stockholm, Sweden (08/11/1956); Timex Allstar Jazz Show #3, Americana Hotel, Miami, FL (08/11/1956); Basin St. East, New York, NY (10/18/1959); Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI (10/18/1959); Stars Of Jazz, Los Angeles, CA (10/18/1959); Stockholm, Sweden (10/18/1959); Timex Allstar Jazz Show #3, Americana Hotel, Miami, FL (10/18/1959); Basin St. East, New York, NY (11/10/1958); Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI (11/10/1958); Stars Of Jazz, Los Angeles, CA (11/10/1958); Stockholm, Sweden (11/10/1958); Timex Allstar Jazz Show #3, Americana Hotel, Miami, FL (11/10/1958); Basin St. East, New York, NY (11/12/1956); Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI (11/12/1956); Stars Of Jazz, Los Angeles, CA (11/12/1956); Stockholm, Sweden (11/12/1956); Timex Allstar Jazz Show #3, Americana Hotel, Miami, FL (11/12/1956).
The 1999 reissue of this title (CK 65625) is a major addition to Anita O'Day's catalog and, secondarily, to Roy Eldridge's and Gene Krupa's CD profile. Anyone who has heard the previous releases of Krupa's music from the early '40s on Columbia and OKeh knows how problematic they are -- the masters sound rough, and the band wasn't half as good as O'Day or trumpet man Roy Eldridge, who came aboard just about when O'Day did and deserves as much credit for its success as she does. Every previous CD release has had a harsh sound and texture that made listening to O'Day, fine as she was, a chore in that setting. Not so this edition, which is sweet and almost lyrical in timbre and brings forth the sultry quality in her singing. O'Day was always known for her "rhythm numbers," and most of this CD just bounces along with a sound that's not too far removed from rhythm & blues, as she and the band keep the beat moving. Reissue producer Nedra Olds-Neal has made the stuff truly sound better than it did on the day of its release, balancing the percussive texture of Krupa's work (and his brief drum solo on "Green Eyes" is a complete mistake), the band's fundamentally broad sound, and O'Day's sweet, sultry tone and sexy enunciation. On "Slow Down" you can even make out the cymbals clearly over the ensemble passages, the detail is so crisp, but there's also a smoothness to the sound that the digital remastering this time out has rescued. The result is a CD that's not only essential to any of O'Day's fans, but to Eldridge's audience (check out his acrobatics on "Watch the Birdie") and Krupa's fans as well. ~ Bruce Eder

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