‘Fresh Air’ Marks The Centenary Of The Birth Of Jazz Singer Anita O’Day:

Music critic Will Friedwald described O’Day as, quote, “always the greatest, the coolest, the hippest and the swingingest,” singing with bands led by Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman and others. In her 1981 autobiography, “High Times, Hard Times,” O’Day explained that her last name was Colton, but she changed it to O’Day because in pig Latin, that meant dough, and she hoped to make plenty of it.

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