Ella Fitzgerald

Sings the George & Ira Gershwin Song Book (99144)

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Sings the George & Ira Gershwin Song Book

Ella Fitzgerald

American Jazz Classics

8436559468619

AJC 165819

99144

JAZZ

3

CD 12,39 €

3-CD SET

INCLUDES 1 BONUS ALBUM

24-PAGE BOOKLET

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

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 books recorded by Ella and one of the best vocal jazz albums 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, we have added Ella's complete first 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 Gershwin duet by Ella and Larkins recorded in 1954 closes our set.

PERSONNEL:

  • On all compositions
  • Music by GEORGE GERSHWIN
  • Lyrics by IRA GERSHWIN
  • ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals on all tracks [except CD1, 1-2]
  • Orchestra conducted and arranged by NELSON RIDDLE
  • Collective personnel: Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock, Don Fagerquist (tp), Dick Nash, Tommy Pederson (tb), George Roberts (b-tb), Benny Carter, Buddy Collette, Ronnie Lang, Ted Nash, Plas Johnson (reeds), Paul Smith, Lou Levy (p), Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon, Joe Comfort (b), Alvin Stoller, Mel Lewis (d), among others.
  • Hollywood, January-July, 1959.
  • (*) BONUS ALBUM (CD3, 16-23): Ella Sings Gershwin (Decca 10” LP DL5300)
  • Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), Ellis Larkins (p).
  • New York, September 11 (tracks 17 & 19-21) & September 12, 1950 (tracks 16, 18 & 22-23).
  • (**) BONUS TRACK (CD3, 24): Same personnel as above.
  • New York, March 30, 1954 [from the 12” LP Songs in a Mellow Mood (Decca DL8068)].

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE (79:27 min)
  • 01 AMBULATORY SUITE (PROMENADE/ MARCH OF THE SWISS SOLDIERS/ FIDGETY FEET) [instrumental]
  • 02 THE PRELUDES [instrumental]
  • 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 THE REAL AMERICAN SONG (IS A RAG)
  • 19 WHO CARES?
  • 20 LOOKING FOR A BOY
  • CD TWO (78:34 min)
  • 01 THEY ALL LAUGHED
  • 02 MY COUSIN IN MILWAUKEE
  • 03 SOMEBODY FROM 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 PITY?
  • 23 SHALL WE DANCE?
  • 24 LOVE WALKED IN
  • CD THREE (78:34 min)
  • 01 THEY ALL LAUGHED
  • 02 MY COUSIN IN MILWAUKEE
  • 03 SOMEBODY FROM 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 PITY? (**)
  • 23 SHALL WE DANCE? (**)
  • 24 LOVE WALKED IN (*)