Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), Duke Ellington (p), Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Ben Webster, Paul Gonsalves (ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Harry Carney (bs), Stuff Smith (vln), Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Peterson, Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Sam Woodyard (d)
Bar code: 8436028694266
This release contains the complete Ella Fitzgerald vocal sides from the celebrated 1957 double LP set presenting her singing on the music of Duke Ellington. The first CD of this edition contains the complete small group sides, while the second CD features all of the big band numbers.
Outstanding recordings, worthwhile both as documents of a fertile period for her, or standing alone in a period of jazz history as the great musicians they all are.
CD 1 - Ella with Small Groups
01. COTTON TAIL 3:27
02. DO NOTHIN TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME 7:43
03. JUST A-SITTIN AND A-ROCKIN 3:34
04. SOLITUDE 2:09
05. ROCKS IN MY BED 3:59
06. SATIN DOLL 3:29
07. SOPHISTICATED LADY 5:20
08. JUST SQUEEZE ME (BUT DONT TEASE ME) 4:17
09. IT DONT MEAN A THING (IF IT AINT GOT THAT SWING) 4:15
10. AZURE 2:22
11. I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART 4:11
12. IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD 2:47
13. DONT GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE 5:02
14. PRELUDE TO A KISS 5:29
15. MOOD INDIGO 3:28
16. IN A MELLOW TONE 5:11
17. LOVE YOU MADLY 4:41
18. LUSH LIFE 3:40
19. SQUATTY ROO 3:41
Total time: 78:53 min.
CD 2 - Ella with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
01. ROCKIN IN RHYTHM 5:21
02. DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM 3:51
03. DAY DREAM 4:01
04. CARAVAN 3:55
05. TAKE THE A TRAIN 6:41
06. I AINT GOT NOTHIN BUT THE BLUES 4:43
07. CLEMENTINE 2:40 08 I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT YOU 4:13
09. IM BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT 3:27
10. LOST IN MEDITATION 3:27
11. PERDIDO 6:12
12. IM JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO 4:15
13. ALL TOO SOON 4:24
14. EVERYTHING BUT YOU 2:57
15. I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AINT GOOD) 6:15
16. BLIP-BLIP 3:03
17. CHELSEA BRIDGE 3:24
18. THE E AND D BLUES (E FOR ELLA, D FOR DUKE) 4:50
Total time: 77:47 min.
All tracks originally issued as two Double LP sets:
- "The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 1" (Verve MGV 4008-2)
- "The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 2" (Verve MGV 4009-2)
Both sets also appeared combined in a special 4-LP box set (MGV 4010-4)
Collective personnel includes:
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) with Dizzy Gillespie, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Willie CookRay Nance, 'Shorty' Baker (tp), Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman (tb), Ben Webster, Frank Foster, Paul Gonsalves (ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Jimmy Hamilton (cl), Harry Carney (bs, cl), Stuff Smith (vln), Oscar Peterson, Paul Smith, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p), Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown, Joe Mondragon, Jimmy Woode (b), Alvin Stoller and Sam Woodyard (d), among others.
Recorded in New York and Hollywood, between June-September, 1957
"A monumental undertaking it assuredly is. Most important, though, is that it comes off an artistic success. These are history-making sessions. An absolute must in any library."
John A. Tynan -Down Beat (1958)
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