Song of the day: Anita O’Day with Gene Krupa – "Watch The Birdie"

April 6, 2013

Somebody* posted this on Facebook the other day. I’m glad they did.

Anita O’Day with Gene Krupa – “Watch The Birdie” (1941)

One of my favourite drummers with one of my favourite singers, playing one of my favourite styles of 20th-century popular music. As teenagers where I live used to say about five years ago: “Score!”

And from 4:51-8:09 in this video is one of the most amazing vocal performances I’ve ever heard:

Anita O’Day – “Sweet Georgia Brown” / “Tea For Two (1958)

(*That somebody was Chuck. Thanks, Chuck!)