Saturday, November 22, 2014
Anita O'Day - swings Cole Porter with Billy May (1959)
Here is a ultrasonic cool album with two big un's.........Anita O'Day and Billy May interpreting the well known music of Cole Porter. Of course Porter's music was used in film and stage for years and years and has been done by so many people. What I like here is that May and O'Day have reinterpreted the songs a bit and it really does not play like a rehash of just the old songs.
I have the 1991 Poygram CD copy and it also contains six extra songs from their sessions that never made the original LP back in 1959.