Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, Vol.1
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, Vol.1
“You can’t go wrong with a Gershwin tune!” How often this statement was heard at Ella Fitzgerald’s concerts, regardless of whether she performed with a big band, in duet with Joe Pass or at Jazz at the Philharmonic jam sessions. One thing’s absolutely certain: everyone, all the musicians and every single member of the audience knew the song. Enjoy these classics in stunning fidelity with this pristine pressing.  
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Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, Vol.2
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, Vol.2
Producer Norman Granz took on the virtually impossible task of picking out the very best of the thousands of musical numbers and dashed-off compositions by George and Ira Gershwin. The arranger and orchestra leader Nelson Riddle took more than a year to free the chosen titles from their touch of Broadway and treat them to a touch of jazz instead. And Ella herself had six months to set the works down in the studio to her complete satisfaction. All in all, this was a gigantic project, and one that could only be afforded by a large company such as Verve.
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Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, Vol.3
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, Vol.3
All these songs have been performed dozens, even hundreds of times, by a myriad of American entertainers. Almost all of them have been sung or played numerous times in greatly varying arrangements by jazz vocalists and instrumentalists – avant-garde, conventional – you name it. There isn’t, and never will be, a “definitive” version, but one thing is for sure: in her Gershwin Songbook Ella Fitzgerald has given us a whole series of absolutely first-class interpretations – and all the songs are complemented by their appropriate introduction in the complete version.
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Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, Vol.4
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books, Vol.4
The Gershwin brothers turned their hands to the broad spectrum ranging from the Broadway musical to swinging jazz, and in doing so offered Ella a welcome opportunity to present her remarkably versatile vocal talent in songs with diverse styles. The arrangements by Nelson Riddle, who had re-orchestrated Frank Sinatra albums, are crafted to perfection. They explore to the full the big band sound behind the rhythm group and Ella’s voice, which was as its absolute peak in the ‘60s.
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Ella Fitzgerald – Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, Vol 5
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, Vol 5
“You can’t go wrong with a Gershwin tune!” How often this statement was heard at Ella Fitzgerald’s concerts, regardless of whether she performed with a big band, in duet with Joe Pass or at Jazz at the Philharmonic jam sessions. One thing’s absolutely certain: everyone, all the musicians and every single member of the audience knew the song. Enjoy these classics in stunning fidelity with this pristine pressing.  
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Ella Fitzgerald – Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book
Verve’s legendary songbook editions are among Ella Fitzgerald’s very best repertoire. The singer, who was stylistically at home in every genre – from jazz, to the evergreens of the Great American Songbooks, to pop songs –, is to this day one of the most versatile interpreters of the American vocal scene.  
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Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book
The Songbook Series, which Ella Fitzgerald – the Queen of Jazz Song – recorded for the Verve label was furthered with compositions by Jerome Kern. Although some of the numbers may be unknown, it is well worth listening to this LP as Ella swings through the twelve musical titles in her own imitable way. The ballads Yesterdays and The Way You Look Tonight are two highlights in which she employs the whole gamut of her amazing harmonic sublimity.
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Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book
The Johnny Mercer Songbook is very last release by Speakers Corner in the superb Ella Fitzgerald songbook series. To speak of 'songs' by Johnny Mercer, and just calling him a 'composer', falls far short of the truth for he is the personification of a top composer, a great lyricist, and a shrewd businessman, who set up a monument to himself with his extremely successful record company Capitol Records.  
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Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
It’s something everyone has experienced: whether at one of the great jazz festivals in Berlin, Montreux or Paris, or in a small, provincial jazz club which exudes the charm of a dingy jazz cavern in the Fifties – you sit, listen, and then rack your brain to remember the name of the number which the young jazz musician is playing with all his heart. Just what was the name? Put the Ella sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book album on your turntable and you’re guaranteed to recall My Funny Valentine, Blue Moon and It Never Entered My Mind. All these and many more excellent ballads flowed out of the pens of the songwriting team – and each and every one of them is a winner.
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Sale! Ella Fitzgerald : Let no Man Write My Epitaph
Ella Fitzgerald : Let no Man Write My Epitaph
In keeping with the stark simplicity of the film, Miss Fitzgerald's accompaniment was limited simply to a pianist, Paul Smith; and this album proves once again that Ella Fitzgerald is without peer when it comes to singing ballads, whether accompanied by the largest orchestra, or, in this case, the smallest.
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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis
The very fact that America's biggest jazz label called one of their albums quite simply Ella and Louis indicates that we are talking about something very special here. And surely enough has been said - "Satchmo" and the grande dame of jazz certainly need no further introduction. In the '50s just the mere mention of their forenames was enough to light up the eyes of jazz fans.
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Gene Krupa – Drummer Man
Gene Krupa – Drummer Man
It is highly likely that many of the twelve tracks on this LP will seem familiar. In the 30s and 40s, when Gene Krupa broke away from Benny Goodman and established his own big band, these numbers were heard daily. Indeed, many of them were released by Columbia Records on 78rpm shellac discs. When Krupa signed a lucrative contract which was offered to him by Norman Granz from the Verve jazz label in the mid-Fifties and went on tour with Jazz At The Philharmonics, the idea was born to re-record the numbers using hi-fi. Young arrangers were commissioned to revamp the familiar themes and former stars such as the trumpeter Roy Eldridge and the singer Anita O’Day were brought into the studio.
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