A living legend, "the Godmother of the Cool School of jazz vocalizing" and one of the most talented singers to emerge from the swing era, Anita O'Day was a masterful scat singer and true improviser.
Hard-swinging and hard-living, she had her own unique style that was unmatched by any of her contemporaries. Her exuberant vocal abilities could make even the most recognizable standards seem fresh and innovative.
Her classic 50s and 60s catalogue is still largely out of print and is extremely collectable and the recordings that comprise this compilation are from her best era.
Popular in Japan and the United States amongst both jazz and pop fraternities, her style of understated scat singing is of particular appeal to the Japanese. She has toured Japan innumerable times and has a big following there.
She continued performing and recording throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s and has this year released "Indestructible!", her first album release in thirteen years.
Simply the hippest female vocalist in the history of jazz, very modern and avant-garde in style.