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Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book flac album

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book flac album

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Performer: Ella Fitzgerald
Title: Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book
Country: US
Released: 1964
Style: Score, Vocal, Musical
Category: Jazz / Pop / Screen
Rating: 4.5 ✦
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Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book is a box set by American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald that contains songs by George and Ira Gershwin with arrangements by Nelson Riddle. Fifty-nine songs were recorded in the span of eight months in 1959. Fitzgerald's recording of "But Not for Me" won the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Female. Ira Gershwin said, "I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them".

During the late '50s, Ella Fitzgerald continued her Song Book records with Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, releasing a series of albums featuring 59 songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. Those songs, plus alternate takes, were combined on a four-disc box set, Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, in 1998. These performances are easily among Fitzgerald's very best, and for any serious fan, this is the ideal place to acquire the recordings, since the sound and presentation are equally classy and impressive.

Though Fitzgerald was twenty-years-old at the time George Gershwin died in 1937, Ira Gershwin was still alive to see this project completed, and helped contribute lyrics and support to some songs on the album which had never been recorded before. It was this project that led Ira Gershwin to say that he had "never known how good our songs were until I heard Ella sing them". lt;/p

The Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook was recorded with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in 1959. Riddle arranged 59 Gershwin songs for the album, including two orchestral suites. These are omitted on some versions of the complete songbook. Other tracks are omitted on some versions, alternate tracks added on others resulting in various numbers of tracks on the releases, but usually not less than 51 tracks.

The resultant album, Ella Sings Gershwin is lovely and while they are very different in presentation to Ella’s later foray into the Great American Songbook they are both perfect vehicles for her. I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them. Such was the extent of the Gershwin’s song book that recording did not finish until 18 July 1959. It was while Ella was recording the Gershwin Songbook that Norman Granz moved to Lugano in Switzerland. He was increasingly involved with concert promotion and managing the careers of Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and Ella, and in late 1960 he sold Verve Records to MGM. Prior to this Granz took the JATP tour to Europe in February and at the Deutschland Halle in Berlin Ella was recorded for what became Mack The Knife – Ella In Berlin.

Tracklist

A1 Sam And Delilah
A2 But Not For Me
A3 My One And Only
A4 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
B1 Beginner's Luck
B2 Oh, Lady Be Good!
B3 Nice Work If You Can Get It
B4 Things Are Looking Up
B5 Just Another Rhumba
B6 How Long Has This Been Going On?
C1 'S Wonderful
C2 The Man I Love
C3 That Certain Feeling
C4 By Strauss
C5 Someone To Watch Over Me
C6 The Real American Folk Song
D1 Who Cares?
D2 Looking For A Boy
D3 They All Laughed
D4 My Cousin From Milwaukee
D5 Somebody From Somewhere
E1 A Foggy Day
E2 Clap Your Hands
E3 For You, For Me, For Everyone
E4 Stiff Upper Lip
E5 Boy Wanted
E6 Strike Up The Band
F1 Soon
F2 I've Got A Crush On You
F3 Bidin' My Time
F4 Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did
F5 Of Thee I Sing (Baby)
G1 "The Half Of It, Dearie", Blues
G2 I Was Doing All Right
G3 He Loves And She Loves
G4 Love Is Sweeping The Country
G5 Treat Me Rough
H1 Love Is Here To Stay
H2 Slap That Bass
H3 Isn't It A Pity?
H4 Shall We Dance?
H5 Love Walked In
H6 You've Got What Gets Me
I1 They Can't Take That Away From Me
I2 Embraceable You
I3 I Can't Be Bothered Now
I4 Boy! What Love Has Done To Me!
I5 Fascinatin' Rhythm
J1 Funny Face
J2 Lorellei
J3 Oh, So Nice
J4 Let's Kiss And Make Up
J5 I Got Rhythm

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Credits

  • Conductor – Nelson Riddle

Notes

First catalog # on front of box -V-29-5
Second catalog # on spine & back of box - V/V6-29-5
Third catalog # - Disc 1 - V-4024
Fourth # - Disc 2 - V-4025
Fifth # - Disc 3 - V-4026
Sixth # - Disc 4 - V-4027
Seventh # - Disc 5 - V-4028

All discs are mono.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MG V-4024-8 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book ‎(5xLP, Album, Mono + 7", EP, Mono + Box) Verve Records MG V-4024-8 US 1959
825 024-2 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book ‎(3xCD, Comp) Verve Records 825 024-2 US 1990
V-29-5, V/V6-29-5, V-4024, V-4025, V-4026, V-4027, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book ‎(5xLP, Comp, RE + Box) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records V-29-5, V/V6-29-5, V-4024, V-4025, V-4026, V-4027, US 1964
539 759-2, 5397592DG01, 5397592DG02 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Books ‎(4xCD, Album, RE, RP, Dig) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records 539 759-2, 5397592DG01, 5397592DG02 Europe Unknown
314 539 759-2 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book ‎(4xCD, Album, RE, Dig) Verve Records 314 539 759-2 US 1998