Anita O'Day: Honeysuckle Rose ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Anita O'Day: Honeysuckle Rose

Here is a video clip with another example of Anita O'Day's fantastic phrasing when she sing Honeysuckle Rose (1956) with the Buddy DeFranco Quartet.

At your own risk: Have you ever listened closely to the lyrics of Honeysuckle Rose? It's full of double meanings. A fair warning: if you have done this once, you will loose your innocence.

What do you think of the video clip where Anita O'Day sings Honeysuckle Rose? Tell me.

1 comment:

Double Helix said...

What a great performance. Thanks so much for posting this. That phrasing - full of surprises. Reminds me of swooping brushstrokes on a beautiful painting. And all done so (apparently) effortlessly. A true gem.