When delving into the rich world of jazz vocals, where the iconic names Ella, Billie and Sarah shine. While these legends rightfully claim their fame, there's an overlooked gem among them—a white counterpart, Anita O'Day. Despite not reaching the same level of recognition, she stands as an indispensable voice in American music.
Anita, a force to be reckoned with, has carved her niche not only through her captivating stage appearances but also with a perfect fusion of cheeky swing and a hint of eroticism. This unique blend sets her apart in the realm of jazz vocals, making her an irresistible presence both on and off the stage.
Explore her early journey with the invigorating big bands of Gene Krupa and Stan Kenton on the first CD. Then, witness her evolution into an artist shaping her destiny on the second, where diverse accompaniments allow her talent to flourish with unrestricted freedom. It's a musical journey that transcends borders, showcasing the timeless allure of Anita O'Day's artistry.