This edition presents two complete classic albums by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. On Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers (Verve MGV4032), recorded in 1958-59, she is backed by an orchestra conducted by Frank DeVol, featuring such stars as Harry “Sweets” Edison, Pete Candoli, Buddy Collette, Plas Johnson and Lou Levy.In contrast, the LP Get Happy! (Verve MGV4036) is composed of leftovers from various Verve dates. It presents the singer performing charts by different arrangers on tracks culled from sessions taped between 1957 and 1959, including two songs that complete the Frank DeVol dates from our first album. As a bonus, two extra songs taken from the Get Happy! sessions.
ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals on all tracks With orchestras conducted by FRANK DE VOL, NELSON RIDDLE, RUSSELL GARCIA,
MARTY PAICH and PAUL WESTON Recorded in Los Angeles, between 1957 and 1959.
[1-12]: Originally issued as Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers [13-24]: Originally issued as Get Happy! [25-26] Bonus tracks: From the same sessions but not included on the original LPs.
INCLUDES 12- PAGE BOOKLET
01 Sweet And Lovely 02 Let’s Fall In Love 03 Makin’ Whoopee 04 That Old Feeling 05 I Remember You 06 Moonlight Serenade 07 Gone With The Wind 08 Can’t We Be Friends? 09 Out Of This World 10 My Old Flame 11 East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) 12 Lullaby Of Broadway 13 Somebody Loves Me 14 Cheerful Little Earful 15 You Make Me Feel So Young 16 Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar 17 Like Young 18 Cool Breeze 19 Moonlight Becomes You 20 Blue Skies 21 You Turned The Tables On Me 22 Gypsy In My Soul 23 Goody-Goody 24 St. Louis Blues 25 A Tisket, A Tasket 26 Swingin’ Shepherd Blues