Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book (Gatefold Cover)
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4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Some of the most ambitious projects jazz producer Norman Granz ever made were the song book series. The 2-LP set "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book" (Verve Records V6-4046-2) was the sixth of Fitzgerald’s Song Book series, following those devoted to Cole Porter (1956), Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
(1956), Duke Ellington (1957), and George & Ira Gershwin (1959). Each of her eight albums in the series (sets with songs by Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer would follow) focused on a different composer of the canon known as the Great American Songbook.
ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals on all tracks.
Arrangements and orchestra conducted by BILLY MAY.
All compositions by Harold Arlen.
On A6, B3, B6, C1, C3, C5, C6:
Don Fagerquist (tp), Milt Bernhart, Dick Nash (tb), Ted Nash, Benny Carter (as),
Plas Johnson (ts), Larry Bunker (vib), Paul Smith (p), John Collins or Al Hendrickson (g),
Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Hollywood, August 1, 1960.
On B4, C7, D3, D7: Similar personnel as above. Hollywood, August 2, 1960.
On A1, A3, B2, D1, D4:
Frank Beach, Don Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo, Joseph Triscari (tp),
Milt Bernhart, Ed Kusby, Richard Noel (tb), George Roberts (b-tb), Benny Carter (as),
Plas Johnson (ts), Chuck Gentry (bar), Justin Gordon, Wilbur Schwartz (woodwinds), Lou Levy (p),
Herb Ellis (g), Wilfred Middlebrooks or Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Hollywood, January 14, 1961.
On A5, B1, B5, D2, D6:
Don Fagerquist (tp), Milt Bernhart (tb), Benny Carter (as), Plas Johnson (ts),
Chuck Gentry (bar), Lou Levy (p), Herb Ellis (g), Verlye Brilhart (harp),
Israel Baker, Jacques Gasselin, Ben Gil, Murray Kellner, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman,
Nathan Ross, Misha Russell, Marshall Sosson, Joseph Stepansky, Gerald Vinci (vln),
Alvin Dinkin, Lou Kievman, Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn (viola),
Armand Kaproff, Ray Kramer, Edgar Lustgarten, Eleanor Slatkin (cello),
Wilfred Middlebrooks or Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Walter Sheets (arr on D2). Hollywood, January 15, 1961.
On A2, A4, C2, C4, D5:
Don Fagerquist (tp), Milt Bernhart (tb), Benny Carter (as), Chuck Gentry (bar),
Heinie Beau, Justin Gordon, Jules Jacob (woodwinds), Emil Richards (vib),
Lou Levy (p), Herb Ellis (g), Wilfred Middlebrooks or Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Hollywood, January 16, 1961.
01 BLUES IN THE NIGHT (from the film Blues in the Night, 1941)
02 LET’S FALL IN LOVE (from the film Let’s Fall in Love, 1934)
03 STORMY WEATHER (From Cotton Club Parade, 1933)
04 BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA (from Cotton Club Rhythmania, 1931)
05 MY SHINING HOUR (from the film The Sky’s the Limit, 1943)
06 HOORAY FOR LOVE (from the film Casbah, 1948)
01 THIS TIME THE DREAM’S ON ME (from the film Blues in the Night, 1941)
02 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC (from the film Star Spangled Rhythm, 1942)
03 I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING (from Cotton Club Parade, 1932)
04 LET’S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK (from Life Begins at 8:40, 1934)
05 ILL WIND (from Cotton Club Parade, 1934)
06 AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE (from the film Here Come the Waves, 1944)
01 WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT (1941)
02 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE (From St. Louis Woman, 1946)
03 AS LONG AS I LIVE (From Cotton Club Parade, 1934)
04 HAPPINESS IS A THING CALLED JOE (from the film Cabin in the Sky, 1943)
05 IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON (from the film The Great Magoo, 1932)
06 THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY (from the film A Star Is Born, 1954)
07 DING-DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD (from the film The Wizard of Oz, 1939)
01 ONE FOR MY BABY (from the film The Sky’s the Limit, 1943)
02 IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE STARS (from the film Casbah, 1948)
03 GET HAPPY (from Nine-Fifteen Revue, 1930)
04 I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES (from Earl Carrol’s Vanities, 1932)
05 OUT OF THIS WORLD (from the film Out of This World, 1945)
06 OVER THE RAINBOW (from the film The Wizard of Oz, 1939)
07 SING MY HEART (from the film Love Affair, 1939)