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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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Her recording of the “Harold Arlen Songbook”, made in 1960 and ’61, is, along with similar projects with songs by Rodgers & Hart (Verve MGVS-6009/10), Cole Porter (Verve MGV-4001-2), George Gershwin (Verve MGVS 6082) and Duke Ellington (Verve MGV 4010-4), the very best of its kind. Harold Arlen discovered his propensity for jazz as a pianist, orchestrator and musical producer of the Cotton Club shows over many years. So it is not surprising that much of what flowed from his pen had a distinct jazz leaning. »Ella is the only vocalist who manages to sing even the most complicated phrases of my songs with poise and lightness«, he stated upon completion of the production. The musical quality of the 26 refurbished audiophile tracks, including two bonus tracks, make this re-release a timeless work of reference of American easy listening. The superb big band, along with the brilliant arrangements and conducting of Billy May, provides a perfect backing.


Blues In The Night
Let’s Fall In Love
Stormy Weather
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
My Shining Hour
Hooray For Love
Sing My Heart
This Time The Dream’s On Me
That Old Black Magic
I’ve Got The World On A String
Let’s Take A Walk Around The Block
Ill Wind (You’re Blowin’ Me No Good)
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
When The Sun Comes Out
Come Rain Or Come Shine
As Long As I Live
Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
It’s Only A Paper Moon
The Man That Got Away
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
It Was Written In The Stars
Get Happy
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
Out Of This World
Over The Rainbow
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm