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listen  1. Take The A TrainMarty Paich & His Orchestra 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. TenderlyMarty Paich & His Orchestra 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Interlude (A Night In Tunisia)Marty Paich & His Orchestra 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. FourMarty Paich & His Orchestra 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Early AutumnMarty Paich & His Orchestra 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Four BrothersMarty Paich & His Orchestra 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Sing, Sing, SingAnita O'Day 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. My Funny ValentineAnita O'Day 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. FrenesiAnita O'Day 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Body And SoulAnita O'Day 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. What's Your Story Morning GloryAnita O'Day 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)Anita O'Day 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Whisper NotAnita O'Day 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Blue ChampagneAnita O'Day 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Stompin At The SavoyBuddy Bergman Orchestra 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Hershey BarAnita O'Day 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Don't Be That WayAnita O'Day 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Peel Me A GrapeCal Tjader 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Star EyesAnita O'Day 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 1, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B00000478S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,177 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Michael St John on November 17, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The "Winners" of the title refers to the poll-winning bandleaders and composers associated with the songs she chose to cover here. Many of the songs are best known as instrumentals, so it's a fresh experience to hear Anita tackle the tunes vocally. Where lyrics are in short supply, she toys with the melody in her scat phrases. So even with the sketchiest parts to sing, she will hold your interest because, as always, Anita can play with the form of a tune as well as any man with a horn.
Try "Four Brothers" and "Frenesi" to hear her give-and-take with the band.
The 12 tracks from the original LP were recorded in April 1958; the first half of the program arranged by Marty Paich, the second half by Russ Garcia. The seven bonus tracks are from various sessions done between 1956-63.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. BURGESON on June 1, 2002
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Anita O'Day, whose singing career began in the big band era, was in the prime of her life when she recorded this LP for Verve in 1958. Amazingly, "Winners" was cut in only two days of that year, April 2 & 3, with Russ Garcia and His Orchestra on the first day (tracks 7-12), and the band of Marty Paich on the second (tracks 1-6). This CD has so many great cuts, it could have been called "The Very Best of Anita." "Take the A Train," "Peanut Vendor" and "Frenesi" are especially good. This is, without question, one of the best female vocalist recordings out there. Unfortunately, the six bonus tracks detract from the CD. But, that complaint aside, "Winners" easily rates 5 stars in my book.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Susanna Kurner on September 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is the CD I live by. My greatest influence as a jazz singer is Anita O'Day and this is THE album to have. She scats like an instrumentalist of the highest degree and her phrasing is impeccable!! If you don't have one of her CD's yet, this is the one to purchase!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 2002
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This is one of the greatest albums done by any female jazz vocalist. Every track is superb but what Anita does with "Body and Soul" is nothing short of amazing. Her "Early Autumn" is purely gorgeous. She's in excellent voice, inventive, surprising, versatile (she's such a good uptempo singer people forget she does ballads beautifully with tenderness but none of the histrionics lady singers tend to love) and the accompaniments are first rate. The bonus tracks are from some of her finest recordings. This is what great jazz singing is all about and the production values, as with all of O'Day's Verve issues, are first-rate. I always loved this cover, too, but the Japanese cover is more glamorous.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Eberlein on January 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I didn't discover this talented musician (Anita O'Day) until about a week or two before her unfortunate death at age 87. Her unique sound (I think which reminisces at times Judy Garland territory, but that's just a personal opinion), uncanny scatting abilities and amazing sense of swing engaged me enough to dig into her long musical legacy--and, since I adored her take on Miles Davis' "Four" after hearing it, I knew this was the CD to start out with (since it features "Four" as the, of course, fourth track), and it is indeed great. This re-release features the original set list from the first printing of Anita O'Day Sings the Winners and much more. "Four" happens to be my favorite song here and O'Day gives a tremendous performance with some brilliantly written lyrics (see album insert for details), but that's because it's the first song I heard from O'Day (and my favorite to date) and therefore I'm biased...but opener "Take the 'A' Train" (a classic), the amazing "Interlude (A Night in Tunisia)" (another favorite) and the scatwonderful "Four Brothers" make for perfect listens; "Frenesi," "Body and Soul," "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "Hershey Bar" are all wonderful as well. Songs like the Latin-influenced "Peanut Vendor" and standards like jazz favorite "My Funny Valentine" are only improved upon by O'Day's wonderfully brash, but confident, vocal delivery. Though she may no longer be here, her music lives on to this day...and Anita O'Day Sings the Winners is definitely an album to purchase for ANY music listener!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on March 1, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Anita O'Day is perhaphs one of the greatest jazz singers to emerge grom the cool 50's bebop era, always an improviser, this CD reissue of the original lp is wonderful, and highly recommended to any serious jazz collector. all of miss o'day's verves are worth picking up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shopper Dave on November 26, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I liked the selections and the renditions. The remastering was well done with the equalization set to emphasize the mid and upper mid ranges resulting in exceptional presence. A must for all Anita fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lovemurakami on January 13, 2009
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If you're looking to discover one of the best jazz vocalists of the 20th century, then you needn't look any further than listening to an anita o'day cd and this one ticks all the boxes. She has a great voice, rhythm was always the key to her performances, she played with the great gene krupa and always placed emphasis on her relationship with her drummer. You get great versions of tenderly, sing sing sing and four brothers. Well worth a listen, got to spread the word about this superb songstress.
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