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Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (EJC 55500)

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Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book

Ella Fitzgerald

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 124981

EJC 55500

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Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book

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DELUXE 3-CD BOX SET

This edition presents the complete classic 5-LP set Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George & Ira Gershwin Song Book (Verve MGVS 6082-5). This was one of the most ambitious of the celebrated song book recorded by Ella and one of the best vocal jazz album ever made. All of Ella's original performances are contained here, along with the two opening instrumental pieces that were included on a separate disc with the original LP set. As a bonus, Ella's complete fist attempt at recording  a Gershwin song book, the 1950 10" Decca LP Ella Sings Gershwin (DL5300), which presents the singer in eight amazing duets with pianist Ellis Larkins. A single Gerswin duet by Ella and Larkins recorded in 1954 closes the set.

ELLA FITZGERALD (vocal on all tracks, except CD 1 (1-2)

Orchestra conducted and arranged by NELSON RIDDLE.
Mucis by GEORGE GERSHWIN // Lyrics by IRA GERSHWIN

Collective personnel:

PETE CANDOLI, CONRAD GOZZO,
SHORTY SHEROCK, DON FAGERQUIST (trumpet)
DICK NASH, TOMMY PEDERSON (trombone)
GEORGE ROBERTS (bas-trombone)
BENNY CARTER, BUDDY COLLETTE, RONNIE LANG,
TED NASH, PLAS JOHNSON (reeds)
PAUL SMITH, LOU LEVY (piano)
HERB ELLIS, BARNEY KESSEL (guitar)
JOE MONDRAGON, JOE COMFORT (bass)
ALVIN STOLLER, MEL LEWIS (drums), among others.

Recorded in Hollywood, January-July, 1959.

" During the late '50s Ella Fitzgerald continued her Song Book record with Sins George Gerswin and Ira Gershwin Song Book, featuring 59 songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. These performances are easily among Fitzgerlad's very best, an no serious fan will disappointed" - Leo Stanley. All Music Guide 4 1/2 stars

BONUS ALBUM (CD 3, 16-23) Ella Sings Gershwin:

ELLA FITZGERALD (vocal)
ELLE LARKINS (piano)

New York, September 1 (tracks 17 & 19-21) &
September 12, 1950 (tracks 16, 18 & 22-23)

BONUS TRACKS (CD3, 24):
Same personnel as above
New York, March 30, 1954 (from the 12" LP Songs in A Mellow Mood (Decca DL 8068)

CD 1:

01. Ambulatory Suite (Promenade/ March Of The Swiss Soldiers/ Fidgety Feet)
02. The Preludes
03. Sam and Delilah
04. But Not For Me
05. My One and Only
06. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
07. (I´ve Got) Beginner´s Luck
08. Oh, Lady Be Good
09. Nice Work If You Can Get It
10. Things Are looking Up
11. Just Another Rhumba
12. How Long Has This Been Going On ?
13. ´S Wonderful
14. The Man I Love
15. That Certain Feeling
16. By Strauss
17.  Someone To Watch Over Me
18. Real American Songs ( Is A Rag)
19. Who Cares ?
20. Looking For A Boy
Total time: 78:46

CD 2:

01. They All Laughed
02. My Cousin In Milwaukee
03. Somebody fron Somewhere
04. A Foggy Day
05. Clap Yo' Hands
06. For You, For Me, For Evermore
07. Stiff Upper Lip
08. Boy Wanted
09. Strike Up the Band
10. Soon
11. I've Got A Crush On You
12. Bidin' My Time
13. Aren´t You Kind of Glad We Did ?,
14. Of Thee I Sing
15. "The Half Of It, Dearie" Blues
16. I Was Doing All Right
17. He Loves and She Loves
18.Love Is Sweeping the Country
19. Treat Me Rough
20. Love Is Here to Stay
21. Slap That Bass
22. Isn´t That A Pitty
23. Shall We Dance
24. Love Walked In
Total time: 77:40

CD 3

01. You've Got What Gets Me
02. They Can't Take That Away For me
03. Embraceable You
04. I Can't Be Bothered Now
05. Boy ! What Love Have Done To Me
06. Fascinating Rhythm
07. Funny Face
08. Lorelei
09. Oh, So Nice
10. Let's Kiss and Make Up
11. I Got Rhythm
12. Somebody Loves me
13. Cheerful Little Earful
14. But Not For Me
15. Lorelei
16. Someone To Watch Over Me
17. My One and Only
18. But Not For Me
19. Looking For A Boy
20. I've Got A Crush On You
21. How Long Has This Been Going On?
22. Maybe
23. Soon
24. Nice Work If You Can Get It
total time: 76:20