Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Let Me Off Uptown" by the Gene Krupa Orchestra with Anita O'Day

Here legendary band-leading drummer Gene Krupa, vocalist Anita O'Day, and saxophonist Roy Eldridge trade licks and banter in equal measure over the jazz/swing standard Let Me Off Uptown - uptown, in this case, being Harlem.

The song, from 1941, would be the first hit of many for O'Day...

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