Friday, November 24, 2006
Anita O’Day, 87, Hard-Living Star of the Big-Band Era and Beyond, Dies (New York Times, registration required)
Anita O'Day (the official website)
Here are two clips of Anita O'Day from Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960), Aram Avakian and Bert Stern's film of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. The sound for the first clip is alas distorted:
"Sweet Georgia Brown"
"Tea for Two"
By Michael Leddy at 8:23 AM