Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day (October 18, 1919 - November 23, 2006) was an American jazz singer.Few female jazz singers matched the hard-swinging and equally hard-living Anita O'Day for sheer exuberance and talent in all areas of jazz vocals.Her improvising, wide dynamic tone, and innate sense of rhythm made her more than just another big-band canary.At a time when most female vocals tended to emphasize the sweet timbres of their voice, she chose to emphasize a path blazed by the one major jazz singer who emphasized message over medium - Billie Holiday.
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