Sings the Winners

Sings the Winners

by Anita O'Day


For this 1958 LP, Anita O'Day sings standards associated with other musicians, including "Four" (Miles Davis), "Early Autumn" (Stan Getz), "Four Brothers" (Woody Herman), "Sing, Sing, Sing" (Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa) and "Peanut Vendor" (Stan Kenton). Some of the material is unusual for a singer to interpret, but O'Day, one of the top jazz vocalists of the decade, improvises when the lyrics are not that strong (or barely exist). The backup by the Russ Garcia Orchestra is not all that memorable, but the focus is entirely on the vocalist, and O'Day really comes through. [An expanded reissue nearly doubled the original running time with the addition of similar material from the late '50s and early '60s.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042283793927
catalogNumber: 837939

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anita O'Day   Primary Artist,Vocals
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre   Baritone Saxophone
Gene Harris   Piano
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Mel Lewis   Drums
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Paul Smith   Piano
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Bob Enevoldsen   Trombone
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Lee Katzman   Trumpet
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Sam Noto   Trumpet
Lennie Niehaus   Alto Saxophone
Joe Masters   Piano
Johnny Rae   Drums
Jim Amlotte   Trombone
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Larry Bunker   Percussion
Bill Catalano   Trumpet
Jules Chaiken   Trumpet
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Bill Dowdy   Drums
Jack DuLong   Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Lloyd Elliott   Trombone
Phil Gilbert   Trumpet
Hendrickson   Guitar
Lonnie Hewitt   Piano
Kent Larsen   Trombone
Archie LeCoque   Trombone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Marty Paich   Piano,Conductor
George Roberts   Trombone
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Kenny Shroyer   Trombone
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Alvin Stoller   Drums,Baritone Saxophone
Cal Tjader   Vibes
Larry Woods   Bass
Billy May Orchestra   Track Performer
Russell Garcia Orchestra   Track Performer
Red Kelly   Bass
Freddie Schreiber   Bass
John Poole   Drums

Technical Credits

Jimmy Giuffre   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Russell Garcia   Arranger,Director
Norman Granz   Producer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Marty Paich   Arranger
Phil Schaap   Tape Vault Research
Tom "Curly" Ruff   Remixing
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer

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