Ella Fitzgerald

The First Lady of Song (The Complete Sessions) (EJC 55736)

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The First Lady of Song (The Complete Sessions)

Ella Fitzgerald

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559465076

EJC 152879

EJC 55736

JAZZ

2

CD 14,99 €

2-CD SET


After Ella Fitzgerald disbanded her own orchestra (the former Chick Webb band in 1941, she was free to record for Decca in a variety of musical contexts. This 2-CD set presents the complete contents of the original album "The First Lady of Song" (Decca DL-8695), along with all other tracks from the same sessions and several further rarely heard dates from the same period. All of the tracks showcase Ella as the main singer backed by various orchestras and instrumental groups. [Her Decca studio duets with other vocalists of vocal groups can be found on the companion 2-CD set "Ella & Her Fellas", EJC55732, and further orchestra tracks would follow in the incoming double set Lullabies of Birdland]

Among the many highlights here are Ella’s original versions of such hits as “Mr. Paganini,” “My One and Only Love,” “The Tender Trap,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” and “Angel Eyes,” among many others. A 1947 live vocal duet with drummer (and also singer) Buddy Rich, taken from a radio broadcast and first issued on a V-disc, closes this extraordinary collection.

ELLA FITZGERALD,
vocals on all tracks, plus:

Orchestras conducted by Sy Oliver, Toots Camarata, John Scott Trotter,
Leroy Kirkland & Jerry Gray, among others.

Recorded in New York between 1947 & 1955.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1: Total Time: 78:50 Min.

01 MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE
02 THE IMPATIENT YEARS
03 BUT NOT LIKE MINE
04 THE TENDER TRAP
05 SOLID AS A ROCK
06 I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
07 SUGAR FOOT RAG
08 PEAS AND RICE
09 AN EMPTY BALLROOM
10 IF YOU DON’T, I KNOW WHO WILL
11 MELANCHOLY ME
12 SOMEBODY BAD STOLE THE WEDDING BELL
13 YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME
14 I CRIED AND CRIED AND CRIED
15 ROBBINS’ NEST
16 TRYING
17 THE GREATEST THERE IS
18 MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN
19 ELLA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE BLUES
20 SOLDIER BOY
21 A SATISFIED MIND
22 CARELESS
23 BLUE LOU
24 I WONDER WHAT KIND OF A GUY YOU’D BE
25 I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE
26 THERE NEVER WAS A BABY (LIKE MY BABY)
27 GIVE A LITTLE, GET A LITTLE

CD 2 Total Time: 78:34 Min.

01 HE’S MY GUY
02 MOANIN’ LOW
03 TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE
04 A GUY IS A GUY
05 NOWHERE GUY
06 GEE, BUT I’M GLAD TO KNOW YOU LOVE ME
07 GOODY GOODY
08 ANGEL EYES
09 DING-DONG BOOGIE
10 MR. PAGANINI Parts 1 & 2
11 EARLY AUTUMN
12 PREVIEW
13 MY FAVORITE SONG
14 WALKING BY THE RIVER
15 I CAN’T LIE TO MYSELF
16 DON’T WAKE ME UP
17 THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO
18 TWO LITTLE MEN IN THE FLYING SAUCER
19 BECAUSE OF RAIN
20 THE HOT CANARY
21 EVEN AS YOU AN I
22 DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME?
23 LOVE YOU MADLY
24 COME ON-A-MY HOUSE
25 BUD-ELLA (BLUES SKIES) [vocal duet with Buddy Rich]