Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road

by Anita O'DayAnita O'Day


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This '93 session reunites O'Day with a big band for the first time in many years and also with Buddy Bregman, who produced her first Verve recording (the label's debut) in 1956. Her voice has deepened and perhaps lost some range and sheen in the upper register, but otherwise she is as fine a stylist as ever. O'Day's timing, pacing, and delivery on these 14 numbers are impressive; she builds tension, lets the band fill in the spaces and knows which lyrics to punctuate, stretch, or caress. Bregman's arrangements keep the band in the forefront without compromising O'Day's vocals. This may be conservative material, but it is done in a youthful, vibrant manner.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/1993
Label: Pablo
UPC: 0025218095020
catalogNumber: 2310950


  1. Rules of the Road
  2. Medley: Black Coffee/Detour Ahead [Medley]
  3. Shaking the Blues Away
  4. Music That Makes Me Dance
  5. As Long as There's Music
  6. Sooner or Later
  7. What Is a Man?
  8. Here's That Rainy Day
  9. It's You or No One
  10. I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out
  11. Didn't We
  12. Nobody Does It Better
  13. Soon It's Gonna Rain
  14. Lonesome Road

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anita O'Day   Primary Artist,Vocals
Pete Christlieb   Clarinet,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Enevoldsen   Trombone
Buddy Bregman   Conductor
Ray Brinker   Drums
Gary Grant   Flugelhorn
Trey Henry   Bass
Patty Holley   Background Vocals
Danny House   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet,Vocals,Performing Ensemble
Christian Jacob   Piano
Ron King   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Sal Lozano   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Stan "Be Bop" Martin   Trombone,Trumpet
Roxanne R. Mayweather   Background Vocals
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Jean McClain   Background Vocals
Jerry Peters   Clarinet,Hammond Organ,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Pinter   Clarinet,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Sanders   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Ron Stout   Trumpet
Brian Williams   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Alex Iles   Trombone
Jack Sheldon Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Pete Christlieb   Contributor
Bob Enevoldsen   Contributor
Buddy Bregman   Arranger,Producer
Ray Brinker   Contributor
Gary Grant   Contributor
Trey Henry   Contributor
Danny House   Contributor
Jack Sheldon   Contributor
Christian Jacob   Contributor
Ron King   Contributor
Sal Lozano   Contributor
Andy Martin   Contributor
Stan "Be Bop" Martin   Contributor
Bob McChesney   Contributor
James Mooney   Engineer,Remixing
Jerry Pinter   Contributor
Bob Sanders   Contributor
Ron Stout   Contributor
Brian Williams   Contributor
James Gavin   Liner Notes
Alan Eichler   Producer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Wayne Bergeron   Contributor
Fred Ebb   Composer
Lou Carter   Composer
Hank Soraine   Contributor
Traditional   Composer
Nathaniel Shilkret   Composer
Alex Iles   Contributor

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