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All the Sad Young Men is a 1962 album by Anita O'Day, arranged by Gary McFarland and produced by Creed Taylor.[2]

All the Sad Young Men
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Studio album by
RecordedOctober 16, 1961
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelVerve V-8442[1]
ProducerCreed Taylor
Anita O'Day chronology
Trav'lin' Light
All the Sad Young Men
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Allmusic     [2]

Richard S. Ginell reviewed the reissue of the album for Allmusic and wrote that on the album O'Day was "served with a collection of brilliant, difficult big-band charts, courtesy of a 27-year-old emerging master named Gary McFarland who mixed instrumental voices and tempo changes in querulous, turbulent combinations" and highlighted "You Came a Long Way From St. Louis" as being "enlivened with sprouting shafts of outlaw muted brass and reeds". Ginell wrote that it was "...a tribute to O'Day's abilities that she makes it all sound easy, exhibiting a freedom in phrasing and improvising that is extraordinary even for her".[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Boogie Blues" (Remo Biondi, Gene Krupa) – 3:44
  2. "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis" (John Benson Brooks, Bob Russell) – 4:12
  3. "I Want to Sing a Song" (Margo Guryan, Gary McFarland) – 2:42
  4. "A Woman Alone with the Blues" (Willard Robison) – 3:18
  5. "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men" (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 4:23
  6. "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me" (Duke Ellington, Russell) – 4:08
  7. "One More Mile" (McFarland, Bobby Paxton) – 2:39
  8. "Night Bird" – 3:56
  9. "Up State" (McFarland) – 2:30
  10. "Señor Blues" (Horace Silver) – 2:45



  • Sung Lee – art direction, design
  • Suzanne White – design coordinator
  • Richard Seidel – executive producer
  • Dom Cerulli – liner notes
  • Kevin Reeves – mastering
  • Pete Turnerphotography
  • Creed Taylorproducer
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Tom Greenwood – production assistant
  • Carlos Kase, Bryan Koniarz, Terri Tierney – production coordination
  • Ben Young – research, restoration
  • Jerry Rappaport – supervisor
  • Deborah Hay – text editor


  1. ^ "Anita O'Day – All the Sad Young Men". Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c All the Sad Young Men at AllMusic