Anita O'Day on Night Music Archival clips of Anita O'Day include her unforgettable appearance in Bert Stern's Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958) and a unique "Body and Soul" from 1950s live television.
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Thank you so much for the Anita O'Day post. I followed Flickhead's five award winners and found your delicious little blog. Anita Day's Opus One was the parent's first dance song at my wedding (after our newlywed pick of Coltrane/Hartman's My One and Only Love).
Okay... a real kick in the head. So I've added both Flickhead (link list) and Johnny Hartman, thanks to you. The 54-minute NPR documentary is mighty mellow.
I did meet Krupa one afternoon at the bar in the Metropole. He was being hassled by a boozy babbler, so he started talking to me in hopes the drunk would stagger into the street. Regrettably, I never saw Anita O'Day in a live performance.