While maintaining a central core of hard swingO'Day's skills in improvisation of rhythm and melody rank her among the pioneers of bebop. She cited Martha Raye as the primary influence on her vocal style, also expressing admiration for Mildred BaileyElla Fitzgeraldand Billie Holiday. She always maintained that the accidental excision of her uvula during a childhood tonsillectomy left her incapable of vibratoand unable to maintain long phrases. That botched operation, she claimed, forced her to develop a more percussive style based on short And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine - Anita ODay - This Is Hip (CD and rhythmic drive.
However, when she was in good voice she could stretch long notes with strong crescendos and a telescoping vibrato, e. Inshe left the endurance contests, determined to become a professional singer. At the Vialago, O'Day met the drummer Don Carter, who introduced her to music theory; they wed in Her first big break came in when Down Beat editor Carl Cons hired her to work at his new club at North State Streetthe Off-Beat, which became a popular hangout for musicians. Album) performing at the Off Beat, she met Gene Krupawho promised to call her if Irene Dayethen his vocalist, ever left his band.
The call from Krupa came in early Inshe appeared with the Krupa band in two " soundies " short musical films originally made for jukeboxessinging "Thanks for the Boogie Ride" and "Let Me Off Uptown". The same year, DownBeat magazine readers voted her into the top five big band singers. O'Day married golf professional and jazz fan, Carl Hoff, in When Krupa's band broke up,  after he was arrested in for marijuana possession, O'Day joined Woody Herman for a month-long gig at the Hollywood Palladiumfollowed by two weeks at the Orpheum.
Unwilling to tour with another big band, she left Herman after the Orpheum engagement, and finished out the year as a solo artist. Despite her initial misgivings about the compatibility of their musical styles, she joined Stan Kenton 's band in April O'Day later said "My time with Stanley helped nurture and cultivate my innate sense of chord structure.
After leaving Krupa late inO'Day again became a solo artist. During the late s, O'Day was trying to achieve popular success without sacrificing her identity as a jazz singer. During this period she recorded two dozen Album), mostly for small labels. While living with husband Carl Hoff in Los Angeles in Marchtwo undercover policemen came to And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine - Anita ODay - This Is Hip (CD home, during a party at which Dizzy Gillespie was playing from the branches of a tree in their front yard.
They found a small bag of marijuana, for which Anita and Carl were arrested. On August 11, Judge Harold B. Landreth found them guilty, and handed down day sentences. What secured O'Day's place in the jazz pantheon, however, were the 17 albums she recorded for Norman Granz 's Norgran and Verve labels between and The album was a critical success and boosted her popularity.
In Februaryshe was in court again for another marijuana charge, Album) time for smoking a joint while riding in a car. She joined the Gene Krupa band as featured singer in and stayed toshe enjoyed a major hit with Let Me Off Uptown which is part of this collection.
She had another hit after joining the Stan Kenton Band with And her tears flowed like wine. At the time she was famous and no one had heard of the Kenton Band, so she helped to bring the Kenton Band to the notice of the public. She returned to the Krupa band in before leaving in to pursue a solo career which has continued ever since. I had the good fortune to see her in New York in and she was certainly still in Album) voice at that time. She has all the attributes of a great jazz singer intonation, diction, timing and the ability to improvise and scat with the best.
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