This Is Anita

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This is Anita
Studio album by Anita O'Day
Released 1956
Recorded December 6–8, 1955 in Hollywood
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 37:43
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz, Anita O'Day
Anita O'Day chronology
An Evening with Anita O'Day
This is Anita
Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

This is Anita is a reissue of Anita (MGV-2000), a 1956 album by Anita O'Day that was re-released in 1962 (V/V6-8483) under the new title.[2]

It was arranged and conducted by Buddy Bregman and was the first in a series of albums recorded by O'Day for the newly inaugurated Verve Records. Norman Granz was the producer on this album, and it was the first album to be released under his new label, thus paving the way for the future recordings from Verve, and this album was O'Day's first stint from the big band recordings of the 1940s and early 1950s.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "You're the Top" (Cole Porter) — 2:24
  2. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) — 3:13
  3. "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (Manning Sherwin, Eric Maschwitz) — 4:00
  4. "Who Cares?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) — 3:14
  5. "I Can't Get Started" (I. Gershwin, Vernon Duke) — 3:53
  6. "Fine and Dandy" (Kay Swift) — 2:25

Side Two[edit]

  1. "As Long as I Live" (Harold Arlen) — 3:39
  2. "No Moon at All" (Redd Evans, David Mann) — 2:28
  3. "Time After Time" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) — 4:06
  4. "I'll See You In My Dreams" (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) — 2:50
  5. "I Fall In Love Too Easily" (Cahn, Styne) — 2:54
  6. "Beautiful Love" (Haven Gillespie, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne, Victor Young) — 2:37



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Neal Umnphred, Goldmine's Price Guide to Collectible Jazz Albums, 1949-69, Iola, WI: Krause, 1994, pp. 378, 379.