Ella Fitzgerald

The Complete 1960-61 Ella in Berlin (EJC 55719)

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The Complete 1960-61 Ella in Berlin

Ella Fitzgerald

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 150572

EJC 55719

JAZZ

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The Complete 1960-61 Ella in Berlin

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CD 12,39 €

2-CD SET

INCLUDES 11 BONUS TRACKS

This release presents the complete original LP "Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife" (Verve MGV4041), as well as her comeback concert from the following year. It contains both of Ella Fitzgerald’s celebrated performances at the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany, in their entireties. She is backed by all-star quartets featuring Jim Hall or Herb Ellis on guitar, and Paul Smith or Lou Levy on piano. The 1960 concert became one of Ella’s most popular albums ever, winning two Grammy awards in 1960. On both concerts she performs amazing readings of the Weill-Brecht classic “Mack the Knife”.

A complete rarely heard performance in Cannes that was taped in July 1959, and two 1956 tracks recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl, have been added here as a bonus. The latter two songs were mistakenly included on some issues of Ella in Berlin under the false belief that they formed part of the 1960 concert. This set also includes two rare versions of tunes from the second concert sung in German, which were recorded in Copenhagen in 1961 and originally issued as singles.

PERSONNEL:

ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals on all tracks, plus:

CD 1 [1-11]:

PAUL SMITH, piano
JIM HALL, guitar
WILFRED MIDDLEBROOKS, bass
GUS JOHNSON, drums

Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, February 13, 1960.

CD 2 [1-21]:

LOU LEVY, piano
HERB ELLIS, guitar
WILFRED MIDDLEBROOKS, bass
GUS JOHNSON, drums.

Note: OSCAR PETERSON (p), RAY BROWN (b) & ED THIGPEN (d)
replace Levy, Middlebrooks and Johnson on track 20 only.
Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, February 11, 1961.

BONUS TRACKS:

CD 1 [12-18]: Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), Lou Levy (p), Max Bennett (b), Gus Johnson (d).
Cannes Jazz Festival, Cannes, France, July 1, 1959.

CD 1 [19-20]: Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b),
Alvin Stoller (d). Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, August 15, 1956.

CD 2 [22-23]: Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), Knud Jorgensen (p), Jimmy Woode (b), William Schiopffe (d).
Copenhagen, August 25, 1961.

CD 1: Total Time: 70:57

01 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
02 OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
03 GONE WITH THE WIND
04 MISTY
05 THE LADY IS A TRAMP
06 THE MAN I LOVE
07 SUMMERTIME
08 TOO DARN HOT
09 LORELEI
10 MACK THE KNIFE
11 HOW HIGH THE MOON?
12 LOVER COME BACK TO ME (*)
13 ANGEL EYES (*)
14 I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT (*)
15 MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY (*)
16 JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS (*)
17 I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE (*)
18 SOPHISTICATED LADY (*)
19 LOVE FOR SALE (*)
20 JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS (*)

CD 2: Total Time: 67:49

01 Announcement
02 GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE
03 TAKE THE “A” TRAIN
04 A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA
05 MEDLEY: WHY WAS I BORN? / CAN’T HELP LOVIN’ DAT MAN / PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE
06 Announcement
07 YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY
08 ROCK IT FOR ME
09 WITCHCRAFT
10 ANYTHING GOES
11 CHEEK TO CHEEK
12 MISTY
13 CARAVAN
14 MR. PAGANINI
15 MACK THE KNIFE
16 Fanfare for Ella
17 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT
18 JOE WILLIAMS’ BLUES
19 Fanfare for Ella #2
20 THIS CAN’T BE LOVE
21 Closing announcements
22 YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY [ICH FÜHLE MICH CRAZY] (*)
23 MR. PAGANINI (*)

(*) BONUS TRACKS