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Anita O’Day at the Newport Jazz Festival 1958: Jazz on a Summer Day

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The hat she found in a secondhand store the morning before her appearance. It is a classy addition to the outfit. And a truly great performance.

If you’re interested, there’s a full-length documentary: “Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer.” Her birth name, BTW, was Anita Belle Colton. “O’Day” she picked as pig-Latin for “dough” (or “do”—from “do-re-mi,” meaning “money”).

Written by Leisureguy

4 March 2019 at 9:15 am

Posted in Jazz, Video

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