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Ella Fitzgerald

The Complete Birdland Broadcasts (2 CD)

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Code:
EJC-151173
Label:
Essential Jazz Classics
EAN:
8436559463416
Reference:
EJC 55726
Format:
CD
Number of Discs:
2

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2-CD SET

INCLUDES 18 BONUS TRACKS

While most of Ella Fitzgerald’s recordings from her Decca years showcase the singer backed by big bands, the radio shows captured live at the famous Birdland club in New York during the same period find her in a more intimate setting, accompanied by a trio featuring Hank Jones on piano.

This 2-CD set presents all of Ella’s rarely heard Birdland broadcasts for the first time on a single set. Her three 1949 Royal Roost broadcasts (also featuring the singer with Hank Jones) and a hard to find 1957 club performance with Don Abney, Wendell Marshall and Jo Jones, have been added here as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals
HANK JONES, piano
On all tracks, plus:

CD 1 [1-7]: RAY BROWN, bass
CHARLIE SMITH, drums
December 30, 1950.

CD 1 [8-11]: CLYDE LOMBARDI, bass
CHARLIE SMITH, drums
May 19, 1951.

CD 1 [12-17]:
SANDY BLOCK, bass
JIMMY CRAWFORD, drums
June 7, 1952.

CD 1 [18-21]:
NELSON BOYD, bass
ROY HAYNES, drums.
Summer 1952.

CD 2 [1-6]: Same as CD1, 18-21. August 16, 1952.

CD 2 [7-11]: Same as CD1, 18-21. August 17, 1952.

All tracks recorded live at Birdland, New York.

INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET

(*) BONUS TRACKS:

CD 1 [22-25] & CD 2 [12-19]:
ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals
HANK JONES, piano
RAY BROWN, bass
CHARLIE SMITH, drums.
Live at the Royal Roost, New York, April 15, 23 & 30, 1949.

CD 2 [20-25]:
ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals
DON ABNEY, piano;
WENDELL MARSHALL, bass
JO JONES, drums.

Live broadcast from undetermined club, July 1957.

CD 1: Total Time: 77:35 Min.

01 OLD MOTHER HUBBARD
02 THESE FOOLISH THINGS
03 IN A MELLOW TONE
04 FLYING HOME #1
05 BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
06 JUMPIN’ WITH SYMPHONY SID #1
07 HOW HIGH THE MOON #1
08 IMAGINATION
09 HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? #1
10 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
11 JUMPIN’ WITH SYMPHONY SID #2
12 SHOW ME THE WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS WORLD
13 ANGEL EYES
14 WALKIN’ MY BABY BACK HOME #1
15 GOODY GOODY
16 AIR MAIL SPECIAL #1
17 HOW HIGH THE MOON #2
18 WALKIN’ MY BABY BACK HOME #2
19 YOU BELONG TO ME
20 THE FRIM FRAM SAUCE #1
21 AIR MAIL SPECIAL #2
22 OLD MOTHER HUBBARD #2 (*)
23 MR. PAGANINI (*)
24 THERE’S A SMALL HOTEL (*)
25 HOW HIGH THE MOON #3 (*)

CD 2: Total Time: 74:56 Min.

01 IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON #1
02 BE ANYTHING, BUT BE MINE
03 PREVIEW
04 YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY
05 LEMON DROP #1
06 THE FRIM FRAM SAUCE #2
07 EXACTLY LIKE YOU
08 HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? #2
09 BE MY LIFE’S COMPANION
10 IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON #2
11 LEMON DROP #2
12 ROBBINS’ NEST (*)
13 AS YOU DESIRE ME (*)
14 THOU SWELL (*)
15 FLYIN’ HOME #2 (*)
16 SOMEONE LIKE YOU (*)
17 AGAIN (*)
18 IN A MELLOW TONE (*)
19 LEMON DROP #3 (*)
20 TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT (*)
21 JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS (*)
22 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND (*)
23 TENDERLY (*)
24 I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE (*)
25 AIR MAIL SPECIAL #3 (*)