This edition presents te complete classic album Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson (Verve V64054) which was the first of Ella Fitzgerald’s variouscollaborations with the great conductor and arranger Nelson Riddle. All of the music recorded during these 1961 sessions has been included here (adding seven tracks to the twelve on the original LP), as well as two rare tunes from their initial 1959 collaboration (the Gershwin Songbook) which weren’t issued on that album. Thanks to Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson, Fitzgerald won a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance.
ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals Orchestra conducted & arranged by NELSON RIDDLE. Featuring Ronnie Lang (as) Los Angeles, Nov-Dec, 1961.
[13 to 19] from the same session but not included on the original LLP
[20-21] Bonus Tracks Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra including Don Fagerquist (tp), Bob Cooper (ts) & Alvin Stoller (d). Los Angeles, January 5, 7 & 8, 1959.
Tracks: 01. When Your Love Has Gone 02. Don’t Be That Way 03. Love Me Or Leave Me 04. I Hear Music 05. What Am I Here For? 06. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ 07. I Won’t Dance 08. I Only Have Eyes For You 09. The Gentleman Is A Dope 10. Mean To Me 11. Alone Together 12. Pick Yourself Up 13. Darn That Dream* 14. Georgia On My Mind* 15. I Can’t Get Started * 16. It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight* 17. Call Me Darling [Long Take] * 18. Call Me Darling [Short Take] * 19. All Of Me* 20. Somebody Loves Me** 21. Cheerful Little Earful** TOTAL TIME : 62:39 *From the same sessions but not included on the original LP.