Anita O'Day



Anita O'Day

Rating
Active
1934 to 2006
Born
October 18, 1919 in Chicago
Died
November 23, 2006
Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres
Alternative
Biography
Anita O'Day (October 18, 1919 - November 23, 2006) was an American jazz singer. Born Anita Belle Colton, O'Day was admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics, and her early big band appearances shattered the traditional image of the "girl singer". Refusing to pander to any female stereotype, O'Day presented herself as a "hip" jazz musician, wearing a band jacket and skirt as opposed to an evening gown. She changed her surname from Colton to O'Day, pig Latin for "dough," slang for money. Style: O'Day, along with Mel Tormé, is often grouped with the West Coast cool school of jazz.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


An Evening With Anita O'Day

An Evening With Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day June 16, 2014

12 Tracks

Anita Sings the Most

Anita Sings the Most

Anita O'Day June 16, 2014

11 Tracks

GONE WITH THE WIND

GONE WITH THE WIND

Anita O'Day July 24, 2013

6 Tracks

This Is Anita

This Is Anita

Anita O'Day July 8, 2013

12 Tracks

Trav'lin Light

Trav'lin Light

Anita O'Day January 2, 2013

12 Tracks

Anita O'Day: Verve Ultimate Cool

Anita O'Day: Verve Ultimate Cool

Anita O'Day January 1, 2013

11 Tracks

Anita O'Day and Billy May Swing Rodgers and Hart

Anita O'Day and Billy May Swing Rodgers and Hart

Anita O'Day July 1, 2012

12 Tracks

Waiter, Make Mine Blues

Waiter, Make Mine Blues

Anita O'Day June 14, 2012

12 Tracks

Once Upon a Summertime

Once Upon a Summertime

Anita O'Day August 1, 2010

12 Tracks

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