Watch: Stan Kenton and Anita O'Day from 1944

Picture of Stan Kenton from 1944

Today's film clip features Stan Kenton and His Orchestra along with Anita O'Day performing the songs "I'm Going Mad For A Pad" and "Memphis Lament".  This excerpt is from a Film Short put out by Universal Pictures called "Artistry in Rhythm".  The whole film is about 16 minutes in length and was released on May 1, 1944.

In my opinion, Anita O'Day steals the spotlight with her performance of "I'm Going Mad For A Pad".  Even though I still think June Christy was the best fit, vocals wise, for Kenton's band - Anita O'day did some stellar work during her time with Stan and His Orchestra.

The film and audio quality of this clip is a little jumpy at the beginning but gets better as it goes along.


Watch: Stan Kenton and Anita O'Day - "I'm Going Mad For A Pad" and "Memphis Lament"

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