Sweet Anita, and other losses

December 22, 2006 at 10:18 pm (Uncategorized)

I promised, a little while back, to give you some film of the great Anita O’Day singing “Sweet Georgia Brown”: here it is. Since then, we have heard of the deaths of Jay McShann (Charlie Parker’s first boss), Kenny Davern, and (most recently), Mick Mulligan (George Melly’s first badleader) : I will have more to tell you about Mulligan in the new year.

In the meanwhile, here’s Anita:

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