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Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook (1958) 2000

Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook

Track list:

volume 1:
01. Let’s Face the Music and Dance
02. You’re Laughing at Me
03. Let Yourself Go
04. You Can Have Him
05. Russian Lullaby
06. Puttin’ on the Ritz
07. Get Thee Behind Me Satan
08. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
09. Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails
10. How About Me?
11. Cheek to Cheek
12. I Used to Be Color Blind
13. Lazy
14. How Deep Is the Ocean?
15. All By Myself
16. Remember

vol 1 the Irving Berlin Songbook

volume 2:
01. Suppertime
02. How’s Chances?
03. Heat Wave
04. Isn’t This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)
05. You Keep Coming Back Like A Song
06. Reaching for the Moon
07. Slumming on Park Avenue
08. The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers on)
09. I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
10. Now It Can Be Told
11. Always
12. It’s A Lovely Day Today
13. Change Partners
14. No Strings (I’m Fancy Free)
15. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
+bonus track [not on original LP]
16. Blue Skies

Vol 2 the Irving Berlin Songbook

Personnel:

Ella Fitzgerald – vocals
with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
Trumpet – Don Fagerquist, Harry “Sweets” Edison, John Best, Manny Klein, Pete Candoli;
Trombone – Dick Noel, Ed Kusby, William Schaefer;
Woodwind – Babe Russin, Chuck Gentry, Fred Stulce, Gene Cipriano, Leonard Hartman, Matty Matlock, Ted Nash;
Piano – Paul Smith;
Guitar – Barney Kessel;
Bass – Jack Ryan, Joe Mondragon;
Drums – Alvin Stoller

Recorded: Radio Recorders, Hollywood; March 13-19, 1958
Released: 1958
Label: Verve
MG V 4019-2 / VS 6005-2

Verve [Nov 14, 2000]
543 830-2

The Irving Berlin Songbook

Original Recordings Producer: Norman Granz

Original LP Cover photography: Herman Leonard

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Date: 13 March 1958
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Fagerquist (tp), Ted Nash, Babe Russin (ts), Chuck Gentry (bs), Gene Cipriano (ww), Fred Stulce (cl), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Jack Ryan (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Paul Weston (cnd, arr)

a. 22,119-4 Isn’t This A Lovely Day – 03:25 (Irving Berlin)
b. 22,120-2 All By Myself – 02:26 (Irving Berlin)
c. 22,121-3 Let’s Go Slummin’ On Park Avenue – 02:21 (Irving Berlin)
d. 22,122-3 I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket – 02:57 (Irving Berlin)
e. 22,123-5 Always – 03:05 (Irving Berlin)

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Date: 14 March 1958
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Maynard Ferguson (tp), Ted Nash, Babe Russin (ts), Chuck Gentry (bs), Gene Cipriano (ww), Matty Matlock (cl), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Jack Ryan (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Paul Weston (cnd, arr)

a. 22,124-2 I Used To Be Color Blind – 02:30 (Irving Berlin)
b. 22,125-2 You Can Have Him – 03:13 (Irving Berlin)
c. 22,126-4 How’s Chances – 02:15 (Irving Berlin)
d. 22,127-3 No Strings (I’m Fancy Free) – 03:00 (Irving Berlin)
e. 22,123-5 Always – 03:05 (Irving Berlin)

****

Date: 17 March 1958
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), John Best, Pete Candoli, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Don Fagerquist, Manny Klein (tp), Edward Kusby, Dick Noel, William Schaefer (tb), Juan Tizol (vtb), Ted Nash (ts, ww), Chuck Gentry (bs), Matty Matlock, Fred Stulce (ww), Unknown (hp, str, vl, vla), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Paul Weston (cnd, arr)

a. 22,128-2 You Keep Coming Back Like A Song – 03:32 (Irving Berlin)
b. 22,129-2 Suppertime – 03:13 (Irving Berlin)
c. 22,130-1 How Deep Is The Ocean? – 03:08 (Irving Berlin)
d. 22,131-2 You’re Laughing At Me – 03:14 (Irving Berlin)
e. 22,132-4 Russian Lullaby – 01:51 (Irving Berlin)
f. 22,133-2 Change Partners – 03:14 (Irving Berlin)
g. 22,134-2 Now It Can Be Told – 03:00 (Irving Berlin)
h. 22,135-4 How About Me – 03:14 (Irving Berlin)
i. 22,136-6 Get Thee Behind Me, Satan – 03:15 (Irving Berlin)
j. 22,137-5 Reaching For The Moon – 02:15 (Irving Berlin)

Omit John Best (tp) on e, j. Omit Pete Candoli (tp) on e, j. Omit Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp) on e, j. Omit Don Fagerquist (tp) on e, j. Omit Manny Klein (tp) on e, j. Omit Edward Kusby (tb) on e, j. Omit Dick Noel (tb) on e, j. Omit William Schaefer (tb) on e, j. Omit Juan Tizol (vtb) on e, j. Omit Ted Nash (ts) on e, j. Omit Chuck Gentry (bs) on e, j. Omit Matty Matlock (ww) on e, j. Omit Ted Nash (ww) on e, j. Omit Fred Stulce (ww) on e, j. Unknown (hp) on e only. Omit Unknown (str) on e, j. Unknown (vl) on j only. Unknown (vla) on e only. Omit Paul Smith (p) on e, j. Omit Barney Kessel (g) on e. Omit Joe Mondragon (b) on e, j. Omit Alvin Stoller (d) on e, j.

****

Date: 18 March 1958
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), John Best, Pete Candoli, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Don Fagerquist, Manny Klein (tp), Edward Kusby, Dick Noel, William Schaefer (tb), Ted Nash (ts, ww), Chuck Gentry (bs), Matty Matlock, Fred Stulce (ww), Unknown (hp, str, vl, vla), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Paul Weston (cnd, arr)

a. 22,138-3 I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – 02:50 (Irving Berlin)
b. 22,139-3 Heat Wave – 02:22 (Irving Berlin)
c. 22,140-2 Cheek To Cheek – 03:45 (Irving Berlin)
e. 22,142-2 Blue Skies – 03:44 (Irving Berlin)
f. 22,143-3 Lazy – 02:36 (Irving Berlin)
g. 22,144-3 Let’s Face The Music And Dance – 02:55 (Irving Berlin)
h. 22,145-6 It’s A Lovely Day Today – 02:24 (Irving Berlin)
i. 22,146-3 Puttin’ On The Ritz – 02:14 (Irving Berlin)
j. 22,147-5 Remember – 03:26 (Irving Berlin)

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Date: 19 March 1958
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp), Leonard Hartman, Matty Matlock, Ted Nash, Fred Stulce (fl), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Paul Weston (cnd, arr)

a. 22,148-5 Alexander’s Ragtime Band – 02:40 (Irving Berlin)
b. 22,149-2 Let Yourself Go – 02:16 (Irving Berlin)
c. 22,150-2 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails – 02:32 (Irving Berlin)

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