The hardworking staff has always had a thing for the great Anita O’Day. (She chose that stage name because it was pig Latin for “dough,” which is what she wanted to make.)
And lately we’ve been hitting Replay on her version (with Stan Getz on tenor) of Man with a Horn.
Granted, Anita could never displace any of the Big Four (Ella, Sarah, Billie, Dinah).
But to us, anyway, she’s definitely the Big Fifth.
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A WGBH radio commentary I did on O’Day back in the day.