Ella Fitzgerald

Ella in Berlin - Mack the Knife (48018)

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Ella in Berlin - Mack the Knife

Ella Fitzgerald

Matchball Records

8436569194232

MTB 156991

48018

JAZZ

1

CD 8,26 €

• LIMITED EDITION IN SPECIAL SIX-PANEL DIGIPACK

• INCLUDES 11 BONUS TRACKS

• 4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Presented here is the complete original LP Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife (Verve MGV4041), containing Ella Fitzgerald’s celebrated performance at the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany, in its entirety. She is backed by an allstar quartet featuring Jim Hall on guitar, and Paul Smith on piano. The 1960 concert became one of Ella’s most popular albums ever, winning two Grammy awards in 1960. On that concert she performed an amazing reading of the Weill-Brecht classic “Mack the Knife” including lyrics of her own.

A complete rarely heard performance in Cannes that was taped in July 1959, and two 1956 tracks recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl (mistakenly included on some issues of Ella in Berlin under the false belief that they formed part of the 1960 concert) have been added here as a bonus. This set also includes two rare studio versions of standard tunes sung in German, taped in Copenhagen in 1961 and originally issued on a 7” single.

PERSONNEL:

  • ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals
  • PAUL SMITH, piano
  • JIM HALL, guitar
  • WILFRED MIDDLEBROOKS, bass
  • GUS JOHNSON, drums

Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, February 13, 1960.

(*) BONUS TRACKS

  • Ella Fitzgerald, vocals, with:
  • [12-13]: Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g),
  • Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d)
  • Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, August 15, 1956.
  • [14-20]: Lou Levy (p), Max Bennett (b), Gus Johnson (d).
  • Cannes Jazz Festival, Cannes, France, July 1, 1959.
  • [21-22]: Knud Jorgensen (p), Jimmy Woode (b), William Schiopffe (d).
  • Copenhagen, Denmark, August 25, 1961.

TRACKS:

  • 01. THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
  • 02. OUT 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. LOVE FOR SALE (*)
  • 13. JUST ONE OF YOUR THINGS (*)
  • 14. LOVER COME BACK TO ME (*)
  • 15. ANGEL EYES (*)
  • 16. I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT (*)
  • 17. MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY (*)
  • 18. JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS (*)
  • 19. I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE (*)
  • 20. SOPHISTICATED LADY (*)
  • 21. YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY [in German] (*)
  • 22. MR. PAGANINI [in German] (*)
  • TOTAL TIME: 77:57 Min.