I'm sure I've mentioned her before here but I was thinking of the last time I saw her live. She must have been about 88 or something. It was prob a 2 or 3 years before she died. SHe was booked into the infamous jazz club here in NYC. I think we paid like 70 dollars and there was a 2 drink minimum. We waited w/baited breath to hear Anita. Now picture you're at you're cousins wedding and your drunk aunt wants to sing at the hall. She's 90 and can barely stand. I don't know who convinced Anita it was a good time to go on toour given her age and memory problems. She had all her lyrics printed out on sheets on a stand and then forgot to look at them. At one point we all gasped because she almost fell off the stage but the drummer pulled her back. Anita was a genius and right before this I had heard an interview w/her on the radio. She sounded good and was living in some sort of assisted living or something and another singer, I forget now, not Ella Mae Morris but another singer like her was living in the same facility came into the interview. Personally, I like to think of Anita as the GENIUS she was. NO ONE will ever have her story and I highly doubt we'll ever see singers like this again! Anita On 60 Minutes Anita O'Day part 5 THere's no denying that Anita was one of musics most talented singers, Thanks again to Gene Krupa for discovering her! There could prob be some comparisions w/the other jazzy great June Christy but honestly the two have their own niches in jazz. So sweet when you stir it up! IN the long run... I hope we can all we can all Get That Old Feeling! Anita...yes always the best!