Sunday, January 16, 2011

Anita Belle

I've been listening to a lot of Glenn Miller lately, and in an old folder came across some files of Anita O'Day with Gene Krupa. I had forgotten that I love her. She dealt with a lot of shit that I'm sure would have permanently shattered a weaker person, but remained as authentic and interested in being alive as ever until her death.

Here she is high on heroin at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958.


Everything she did was good. I would perhaps put some stuff on Soundcloud but I have to go crochet and watch Bette Davis now.

There was a great interview with her on Fresh Air in the 80s. Here.

1 comment:

FSK said...

I heard part of this interview, I never heard of her before. Bette Davis movies are GOOD as well.