Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book

Performers Ella Fitzgerald

Verve | May 26, 1998 | Compact Disc

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Full title: Sings The Gershwin Song Book. Personnel includes: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Nelson Riddle (conductor); Benny Carter (alsto saxophone); Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Buddy Collette (woodwinds); Paul Smith, Loe Levy (piano); Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel (guitar); Joe Mondragon (bass); Mel Lewis, Alvin Stoller (drums); Larry Bunker (percussion). All tracks have been digitally remastered using 20-bit technology from the original master tapes. This is part of the Verve Master Edition series. The paradox of Ella Fitzgerald's prominence in the history of jazz singing and her lack of emotional intensity is much less apparent on this album. George Gershwin's affinity with jazz, and the corresponding delight jazz musicians take in performing his material, allow the singer to fly with the music. As for brother Ira's lyrics, they receive their due as cheerful, tender and always delightful examples of the lyricist's art. The Songbook series remains one of Ella Fitzgerald's major contributions - among many - to American popular music and this in particular is one of the best of the sizeable bunch.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 26, 1998

Genre: Classic Pop Vocals

Style: Vocal

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1959

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731453975927

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Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book

Performers Ella Fitzgerald
Guest Artist(s) Barney Kessel, Benny Carter, Buddy Collette, Herb Ellis, Mel Lewis, Nelson Riddle, Pete Condoli, Plas Johnson

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 26, 1998

Genre: Classic Pop Vocals

Style: Vocal

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1959

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731453975927


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Title Track Time
1.Ambulatory Suite: Promenade (Walking The Dog)/March Of The Swiss Soldiers/Fidgety Feet --
2.The Preludes: Prelude I/Prelude II/Prelude III --
3.Sam And Delilah --
4.But Not For Me --
5.My One And Only --
6.Let's Call The Whole Thing Off --
7.(I've Got) Beginner's Luck --
8.Oh, Lady, Be Good! --
9.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 Folk Song (Is A Rag) --
1.Who Cares? --
2.Looking For A Boy --
3.They All Laughed --
4.My Cousin In Milwaukee --
5.Somebody From Somewhere --
6.A Foggy Day --
7.Clap Yo' Hands --
8.For You, For Me, For Evermore --
9.Stiff Upper Lip --
10.Boy Wanted --
11.Strike Up The Band --
12.Soon --
13.I've Got A Crush On You --
14.Bidin' My Time --
15.Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did? --
16.Of Thee I Sing --
17.'The Half Of It, Dearie' Blues --
18.I Was Doing All Right --
19.He Loves And She Loves --
20.Love Is Sweeping The Country --
21.Treat Me Rough --
1.Love Is Here To Stay --
2.Slap That Bass --
3.Isn't It A Pity? --
4.Shall We Dance? --
5.Love Walked In --
6.You've Got What Gets Me --
7.They Can't Take That Away From Me --
8.Embraceable You --
9.I Can't Be Bothered Now --
10.Boy! What Love Has Done To Me! --
11.Fascinating Rhythm --
12.Funny Face --
13.Lorelei (Remake) --
14.Oh, So Nice! --
15.Let's Kiss And Make Up --
16.I Got Rhythm --
1.Somebody Loves Me --
2.Cheerful Little Earful --
3.But Not For Me (45 RPM Take) --
4.Lorelei (Alternative Take) --
5.Love Is Here To Stay (Partial Alternative Take) --
6.Oh, Lady, Be Good! (Alternative Take) --
7.Oh, Lady, Be Good! (Alternative Take) --
8.Oh, Lady, Be Good! (Alternative Take) --
9.But Not For Me (Mono Mix) --
10.Fascinating Rhythm (Mono Mix) --
11.They All Laughed (Mono Mix) --
12.The Man I Love (Mono Mix) --
13.Nice Work If You Can Get It (Mono Mix) --
14.Clap Yo' Hands (Mono Mix) --
15.Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (Mono Mix) --
16.I Was Doing All Right (Mono Mix) --
17.He Loves And She Loves (Mono Mix) --
18.(I've Got) Beginners Luck (Mono Mix) --

Editorial Notes

Full title: Sings The Gershwin Song Book. Personnel includes: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Nelson Riddle (conductor); Benny Carter (alsto saxophone); Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Buddy Collette (woodwinds); Paul Smith, Loe Levy (piano); Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel (guitar); Joe Mondragon (bass); Mel Lewis, Alvin Stoller (drums); Larry Bunker (percussion). All tracks have been digitally remastered using 20-bit technology from the original master tapes. This is part of the Verve Master Edition series. The paradox of Ella Fitzgerald's prominence in the history of jazz singing and her lack of emotional intensity is much less apparent on this album. George Gershwin's affinity with jazz, and the corresponding delight jazz musicians take in performing his material, allow the singer to fly with the music. As for brother Ira's lyrics, they receive their due as cheerful, tender and always delightful examples of the lyricist's art. The Songbook series remains one of Ella Fitzgerald's major contributions - among many - to American popular music and this in particular is one of the best of the sizeable bunch.
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