Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbooks (3cd set)

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Format: 3CD
Bar-code: 5060143490408
Cat No: NOT3CD040


This 3CD set features Ella Fitzgerald putting her inimitable stamp on the works of the George & Ira Gershwin Songbook. Highlights include ‘Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off’, ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’, ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’, ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ and many more classics. Digitally remastered for optimum quality.

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CD 1

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. (I’ve Got) Beginner’s Luck
7. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
8. Oh, Lady Be Good
9. Things Are Looking Up
10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
11. Just Another Rhumba
12. ‘S Wonderful
13. How Long Has This Been Going On
14. The Man I Love
15. That Certain Feeling
16. By Strauss
17. Someone To Watch Over Me
18. The Real American Folk Song
19. Who Cares?

CD 2

1. Looking For A Boy
2. They All Laughed
3. My Cousin In Milwaukee
4. Somebody From Somewhere
5. A Foggy Day
6. Clap Yo’ Hands
7. For You, For Me, For Evermore
8. Stiff Upper Lip
9. Boy Wanted
10. Strike Up The Band
11. Soon
12. I’ve Got A Crush On You
13. Bidin’ My Time
14. Aren’t You Kind Of Glad We Did
15. Of Thee I Sing (Baby)
16. ‘The Half Of It, Dearie’ Blues
17. I Was Doing All Right
18. He Loves And She Loves

CD 3

1. Love Is Sweeping The Country
2. Treat Me Rough
3. Our Love Is Here To Stay
4. Slap That Bass
5. Isn’t It A Pity
6. Shall We Dance
7. Love Walked In
8. You’ve Got What Gets Me
9. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
10. Embraceable You
11. I Can’t Be Bothered Now
12. Boy! What Love Has Done To Me!
13. Fascinating Rhythm
14. Funny Face
15. Lorelei
16. Oh, So Nice
17. Let’s Kiss And Make Up
18. I Got Rhythm
19. Somebody Loves Me
20. Cheerful Little Earful

All songs written by George and Ira Gershwin
Produced by Norman Granz
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California between January 5 and August 20, 1959

Personnel Includes:

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Nelson Riddle (arranger, conductor); Benny Carter, Ted Nash, Ronnie Lang (alto saxophone);
Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Pete Condoli, Don Fagerquist, Mannie Klein, Dale McMickle, Shorty Sherock, Cappy Lewis (trumpet);
Vincent DeRosa (French horn); Israel Baker, Teddy Pederson (trombone); Karl DeKarske (bass trombone); Ed Gilbert (tuba); Buddy Collette,
Jewell Grant, William Green, Champ Webb, Harry Klee (woodwinds); Katherine Julyie (harp); Paul Smith, Loe Levy (piano); Herb Ellis,
Barney Kessel (guitar); Joe Mondragon, Joe Comfort, Ralph Pena (bass); Mel Lewis, Alvin Stoller (drums); Larry Bunker, Frank Flynn (percussion).
Producer: Norman Granz.