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Anita O'Day - Anita O'Day 1956-1962 (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 14, 2018
Anita O'Day - Anita O'Day 1956-1962 (1993)

Anita O'Day - Anita O'Day 1956-1962 (1993)
with Marty Paich, Billy May, Russ Garcia, Buddy Bregman, and Their Orchestras

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Bop, Big Band | Label: Giants Of Jazz | # CD 53145 | 01:02:48

In 1993 the Giants of Jazz label released a collection drawing upon seven different Verve albums by Anita O'Day (1919-2006), a skilled and at times somewhat formidable vocalist who had the kind of chops and temperament usually associated with trumpeters, drummers, and booking agents. Recorded in early December 1955, "Honeysuckle Rose" first appeared on the album This Is Anita; technically speaking, this track falls outside of this collection's stated timeframe of 1956-1962. "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "Don't Be That Way" come from Pick Yourself Up, an LP that took almost all of 1956 to create. "Star Eyes" as well as tracks one through seven were taken from Anita O'Day Sings the Winners, a 1958 release that found her backed by a somewhat slick orchestra under the direction of Russ Garcia. Anita O'Day seems to have spent a lot of time in the recording studios during April 1959; during that month she made a Cole Porter album with Billy May (cuts 13 through 21) and collaborated with Jimmy Giuffre on the Cool Heat album, from which "Hershey Bar" was extracted. During 1962 this stunning woman made an LP with Gene Harris and the Three Sounds (see track eight "Whisper Not") and teamed up with vibraphonist Cal Tjader on the marvelous Time for Two album, the source for her rendition of Dave Frishberg's pleasantly smutty opus, "Peel Me a Grape."

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (2003)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 15, 2018
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (2003)

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Hallmark Music & Entertainment, 701062 | ~ 317 or 124 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Funk, Soul, Disco | Compilation

Singer Anita Ward is most well-known for her 1979 disco single "Ring My Bell," a number one pop hit in the U.S. and the U.K. Born on December 20, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee, Ward developed an interest in music – particularly gospel – at an early age. She went on to sing with the Rust College A Cappella Choir (which included recording alongside renowned Metropolitan Opera vocalist Leontyne Price), and recorded an obscure album with her own gospel quartet. After graduation, however, Ward didn't set out to pursue a career in music and instead became a substitute teacher in the Memphis elementary school system…
Anita O'Day - An Evening With Anita O'Day (1955) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9635}

Anita O'Day - An Evening With Anita O'Day (1955) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9635}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 143 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 77 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9635
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop

Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. A combination of three sessions with three different small backing groups available currently on a Japanese CD – this is an early revealing example of Anita O'Day's growth as a jazz artist since her days as a big band thrush. Her virtuosity at fast tempos is right on the dot, and she is fearlessly willing to take wide-open liberties with the melodies.
Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got (1988) [Japan, 1st Press]

Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got (1988) [Japan, 1st Press]
R&B, Soul, Jazz, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (JPEG) | 37:29 Min. | 262,17 Mb
Label: Warner-Pioneer Corporation (Japan) | Cat.# 25P2-2275 | Released: 1988-11-10 (1988-10-18)

"Giving You the Best That I Got" is the third album by American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. It was Baker's first and only #1 Pop album in the US, the second #1 R&B Album, and was certified 3x platinum in 1989 by the RIAA. The title track was released as the first single from the album and became Baker's highest charting single in the US, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album also earned Baker three Grammy Awards and three Soul Train Music Awards.
Anita Bryant - Do You Hear What I Hear? Christmas With Anita Bryant (1967/2017)

Anita Bryant - Do You Hear What I Hear? Christmas With Anita Bryant (1967/2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:32:25 | 75.36 Mb | Cover
Pop | Country: USA | Label: Columbia/Legacy

Anita Jane Bryant (born March 25, 1940) is an American singer and political activist. She scored four Top 40 hits in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including "Paper Roses", which reached #5 on the charts. She was also a former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, and was a brand ambassador for the Florida Citrus Commission (which marketed orange juice) from 1969 to 1979. In the 1970s, Bryant became known as an outspoken opponent of gay rights in the US. In 1977, she ran the "Save Our Children" campaign to repeal a local ordinance in Dade County, Florida that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This involvement significantly damaged her popularity and career in show business.

Anita O'Day - Live in Tokyo '63 (2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 20, 2017
Anita O'Day - Live in Tokyo '63 (2007)

Anita O'Day - Live in Tokyo '63 (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 117.94 Mb | 39:44 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Label: Kayo (9-10185-2)

In 1963, Anita O'Day was still under contract to Verve when she recorded this album for a Japanese television special. Rare in O'Day's catalog (she has very few live records between the '40s and '70s), it's an excellent chance to hear one of the most breath-taking, free-swinging jazz vocalists appearing in a setting even more loose than her great Verve dates. The results, though, aren't quite perfection – yes, O'Day is in great voice (despite a little grit to her vocals), while the songs and arrangements are great too, but there's no response from the audience available on this recording (even when she's egging them on). Songs cut off and the sound quality isn't up to par for the digital age. A little more attention to detail by the compilers would have made this a great performance, instead of one that's recommended only for those who can't get enough Anita O'Day.
The Anita Kerr Orchestra & Singers - The Five Classic Warner Brothers Albums 1966-68 (2016) 5CD Box Set

The Anita Kerr Orchestra & Singers - The Five Classic Warner Brothers Albums 1966-68
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 421 Mb | Scans included
Label: Cherry Red | # WACME322BOX | Time: 02:55:54
Easy Listening, Jazz-Pop, Instrumental Pop, Mood Music, Country Pop

Having made an enormous contribution to the establishment of the Nashville Sound and the modernisation of country music, Anita Kerr felt the need to expand her artistic horizons and in 1965, made the move from Nashville to Hollywood. She wanted to work with different people, to get her own songs recorded, to play jazz, to conduct an orchestra, to take on more ambitious and more varied projects musically, and to form a vocal group which, rather than be confined to studio sessions, might also appear in club and concert settings. Her arrival on the West Coast was well timed. She had just fought off The Beatles to win a Grammy for the album We Dig Mancini and she was quickly able to assemble a stellar Anita Kerr Singers (B.J Baker: alto, Gene Merlino: tenor; Bob Tebow: bass, with Anita herself as soprano and soloist) and secure a contract more tailored to her needs with Warner Brothers. The result over the next two years, were these five superbly fashioned albums.

Anita: Tänze des Lasters (1987) Anita - Dances of Vice  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at March 9, 2017
Anita: Tänze des Lasters (1987) Anita - Dances of Vice

Anita: Tänze des Lasters (1987)
DVDRip | MKV | 720 x 556 | x264 @ 2282 Kbps | 85 min | 1,51 Gb
Audio: German AAC 2.0 @ 253 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Art-house

On a dirty grey street in Berlin, a crowd gathers round an eccentric old woman who is performing a strip-tease. Dragged off to a psychiatric hospital, she demands cocaine instead of thorazine, tries to seduce everyone in sight, and insists that she is the legendary dancer Anita Berber, darling of the decadent '20s. Suddenly, in true Wizard of Oz style, the film departs from monochrome reality into the colour-drenched world of the woman's fantasies, a wildly exaggerated evocation of Weimar Berlin filmed in full-blown expressionist style.
Anita Baker - Sweet Love: The Very Best Of Anita Baker (2002)

Anita Baker - Sweet Love: The Very Best Of Anita Baker (2002)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 532 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 184 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 39 Mb
R&B, Soul | Label: Atlantic/Rhino/Warner Music, #:8122 73603 2 | 2002 | 01:18:03

Rhino's 2002 compilation The Best of Anita Baker contains all of her hits – both the pop crossovers and songs that were big only on the R&B charts. Many of these songs are presented in their single edits, not the album versions, which is a plus, since these are the versions that were played on the radio. Although it is true that nothing Anita Baker did was ever as sublime as Rapture, she did continually turn out fine adult contemporary and urban soul ballads throughout the late '80s and early '90s, all of which are here, making this not just a good summary/introduction, but a nice disc of highlights for those searching for more than Rapture. –Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Anita Baker - Compositions (1990)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at June 20, 2016
Anita Baker - Compositions (1990)

Anita Baker - Compositions (1990)
R&B, Quiet Storm, Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (PNG) | 50:36 Min | 405,41 Mb
Label: Elektra Entertainment (USA) | Released: 1990, June, 12

Compositions is the fourth album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. The album peaked at #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in 1990, making it Baker's third platinum selling album. The album also won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1991 Grammy Awards. Compositions would be the last album and collaboration between Baker and longtime producer Michael J. Powell.