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Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Fitzgerald Song Books vol.2 – 4cd (Real Gone Jazz – RGJCD435)

Ella Fitzgerald Song Books vol.2 [RGJCD435]

Track list:

Vol.2 – Disc 1
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook – 1957

02-01-01. Rockin’ in rhythm 5.18
02-01-02. Drop me off in Harlem 3.49
02-01-03. Day dream 3.58
02-01-04. Caravan 3.53
02-01-05. Take the ‘A’ train 6.40
02-01-06. I ain’t got nothing but the blues 4.41
02-01-07. Clementine 2.38
02-01-08. I didn’t know about you 4.11
02-01-09. I’m beginning to see the light 3.25
02-01-10. Lost in meditation 3.26
02-01-11. Perdido 6.11
02-01-12. Cotton tail 3.24
02-01-13. Do nothin’ till you hear from me 7.40
02-01-14. Just a-sittin’ and a-rockin’ 3.32
02-01-15. (in my) Solitude 2.07
02-01-16. Rocks in my bed 3.56
02-01-17. Satin doll 3.27

Vol.2 – Disc 2
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook – 1957 cont.

02-02-01. Sophisticated lady 5.20
02-02-02. Just squeeze me (but please don’t tease me) 4.15
02-02-03. It don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing) 4.12
02-02-04. Azure 2.19
02-02-05. I let a song go out of my heart 4.09
02-02-06. In a sentimental mood 2.45
02-02-07. Don’t get around much anymore 5.00
02-02-08. Prelude to a kiss 5.27
02-02-09. Mood indigo 3.25
02-02-10. In a mellow tone 5.09
02-02-11. Love you madly 4.39
02-02-12. Lush life 3.39
02-02-13. Squatty roo 3.38
02-02-14. I’m just a lucky so-and-so 4.13
02-02-15. All too soon 4.22
02-02-16. Everything but you 2.55
02-02-17. I got it bad (and that ain’t good) 6.12

Vol.2 – Disc 3
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook – 1957 cont.

02-03-01. Bli-blip 3.02
02-03-02. Chelsea bridge 3.23
02-03-03. Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald: Royal ancestry/All heart/Beyond category/Total jazz 16.13
02-03-04. The E and D blues (E for Ella, D for Duke) 4.50

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book – 1958

02-03-05. Let’s face the music and dance 2.55
02-03-06. You’re laughing at me 3.15
02-03-07. Let yourself go 2.16
02-03-08. You can have him 3.44
02-03-09. Russian lullaby 1.52
02-03-10. Puttin’ on the Ritz 2.15
02-03-11. Get thee behind me satan 3.46
02-03-12. Alexander’s ragtime band 2.40
02-03-13. Top hat, white tie, and tails 2.33
02-03-14. How about me 3.15
02-03-15. Cheek to cheek 3.45
02-03-16. I used to be color blind 2.30
02-03-17. Lazy 2.37
02-03-18. How deep is the ocean 3.08

Vol.2 – Disc 4
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook – 1958 cont.

02-04-01. All by myself 2.26
02-04-02. Remember 3.26
02-04-03. Supper time 3.16
02-04-04. How’s chances 2.46
02-04-05. Heat wave 2.22
02-04-06. Isn’t this a lovely day (to be caught in the rain) 3.26
02-04-07. You keep coming back like a song 3.33
02-04-08. Reaching for the moon 2.16
02-04-09. Slumming on Park Avenue 2.21
02-04-10. The song is ended (but the melody lingers on) 2.26
02-04-11. I’m putting all my eggs in one basket 2.57
02-04-12. Now it can be told 3.09
02-04-13. Always 3.06
02-04-14. It’s a lovely day today 2.25
02-04-15. Change partners 3.15
02-04-16. No strings (I’m fancy free) 3.00
02-04-17. I’ve got my love to keep me warm 2.56

Personnel:

Title: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Willian ‘Cat’ Anderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Ray Nance (tp, vl), John Sanders, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson (tb),
Harry Carney (cl, b-cl), Russell Procope (cl, as), Jimmy Hammitlon, (cl, ts), Paul Gonsalves, Ben Webster (sax), Johnny Hodges (as), Frank Foster (ts),
Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Peterson, Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown, Joe Mondragon, Jimmy Woode (b) SAm Woodyard, Alvin Stoller (d), Billy Strayhorn (narr), Duke Ellington (narr, cnd, arr)

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Title: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald | Format: LP 12″ STEREO | Label: Verve Records | Cat. Num.: MG VS-6005-2 | Rel. Year: 1958 |

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), John Best, Pete Candoli, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Don Fagerquist, Maynard Ferguson, Manny Klein (tp), Edward Kusby, Dick Noel, William Schaefer (tb), Juan Tizol (vtb),
Ted Nash (ts, ww, fl), Babe Russin (ts), Chuck Gentry (bs), Gene Cipriano (ww), Matty Matlock, Fred Stulce (ww, fl, cl), Leonard Hartman (fl),
Unknown (hp, str, vl, vla), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon, Jack Ryan (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Paul Weston (cnd, arr)

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Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook

Verve Records Double LP 12″: V-4008-2 – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book Vol. 1 (1958)
Verve Records Double LP 12″: V-4009-2 – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book Vol. 2 (1958)

Date: 4 September 1956
Location: Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ben Webster (ts), Stuff Smith (vl), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d)

a. 20,252-4 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart – 04:09 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Henry Nemo, John Redmond)
b. 20,253-1 Rocks In My Bed – 03:56 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington)
c. 20,254-3 Cottontail – 03:24 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington)
d. 20,255-1 Just Squeeze Me – 04:15 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Lee Gaines)
e. 20,256-4 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me – 07:40 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Bob Russell)
f. 20,257-2 Solitude – 02:06 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Edgar “Eddie” DeLange)
g. 20,258-6 Sophisticated Lady – 05:19 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish, Otto Hardwicke, Lawrence Brown)
h. 20,259-2 Just A-Sitting And A-Rockin’ – 03:32 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn, Lee Gaines)
i. 20,260-1 It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – 04:13 (Irving Mills, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington)
j. 20,261-4 Prelude To A Kiss – 05:27 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Irving Gordon)
k. 20,262-1 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – 05:00 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Bob Russell)
l. 20,263-3 Satin Doll – 03:28 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn, John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer)
m. 20,264-2 Azure – 02:20 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Irving Mills)
n. 20,265-5 In A Sentimental Mood – 02:45 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Mann Kurtz)
o. 20,266-2 Everything I’ve Got – 03:21 (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Omit Ben Webster (ts) on o. Omit Stuff Smith (vl) on o.

It’s not clear if “Everything I’ve Got” (from Rodgers & Hart Songbook) was actually recorded at this time or in a previous session.
According to the matrix number this song belongs to this session.
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Date: 24 June 1957
Location: Fine Recording, New York
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Willie Cook, Dizzie Gillespie, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (tp), Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Frank Foster (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl), Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Sam Woodyard (d)

a. 21,033-6 Day Dream – 03:58 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn, John Latouche)
b. 21,034-6 Take The “A” Train – 06:40 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
Omit Harold “Shorty” Baker (tp) on a. Omit Dizzie Gillespie (tp) on a. Omit Ray Nance (tp) on a. Omit Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (p) on a. Omit Billy Strayhorn (p) on b.
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Date: 25 June 1957
Location: Fine Recording, New York
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (tp), Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl), Mercer Ellington (cv), Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Sam Woodyard (d)

a. 21,036-6 Everything But You – 02:55 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Harry Hagg James, Don George)
b. 21,037-6 I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – 06:12 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
c. 21,038-3 Drop Me Off In Harlem – 03:49 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny)
d. 21,039-4 Lost In Meditation – 03:25 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Lou Singer, Juan Tizol)
e. 21,040-4 I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues – 04:41 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Don George)
Mercer Ellington (cv) on d only. Omit Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (p) on d.
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Date: 26 June 1957
Location: Fine Recording, New York
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (tp), Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman (tb), John Sanders (vtb), Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Frank Foster (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl), Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Sam Woodyard (d)

a. 21,049-2 Clementine – 02:39 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
b. 21,050-1 I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So – 04:13 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Mack David)
c. 21,051-12 I’m Beginning To See The Light – 03:25 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry Hagg James)
d. 21,052-2 I Didn’t Know About You – 04:12 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Bob Russell)
e. 21,053-3 Rockin’ In Rhythm – 05:18 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Harry Howell Carney)
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Date: 27 June 1957
Location: Fine Recording, New York
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (tp), Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl), Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Sam Woodyard (d)

a. 21,063-3 All Too Soon – 04:22 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Carl Sigman)
b. 21,064-8 Caravan – 03:53 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
c. 21,065-7 Blip Blip – 03:02 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Sid Kuller)
d. 21,066-? Chelsea Bridge – 04:03 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
e. 21,066-? Chelsea Bridge – 03:37 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
f. 21,066-? Chelsea Bridge – 03:59 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
g. 21,066-? Chelsea Bridge – 03:20 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
h. 21,066-? Chelsea Bridge – 01:38 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
i. 21,066-? Chelsea Bridge – 01:20 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
j. 21,066-? Chelsea Bridge – 05:35 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
k. 21,066-? Chelsea Bridge – 03:39 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
l. 21,066-? Chelsea Bridge – 03:54 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
m. 21,066-8 Chelsea Bridge – 03:23 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
n. 21,067-4 Perdido – 06:12 (Juan Tizol, Hans J. Langsfelder, Ervin M. Drake)
o. 21,068-2 The “E” And “D” Blues – 04:50 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, John Sanders, William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
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Date: 17 October 1957
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Verve Records
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ben Webster (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Alvin Stoller (d)

a. 21,773-5 In A Mellotone – 05:09 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Milton Gabler)
b. 21,774-6 Mood Indigo – 03:26 (Barney Bigard, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Mitchell Parish)
c. 21,775-8 Love You Madly – 04:39 (Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington)
d. 21,776-11/12 Lush Life – 03:37 (William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn)
e. 21,777-9 Squatty Roo – 03:39 (Johnny Hodges, Ella Fitzgerald)
Omit Ben Webster (ts) on b, d. Omit Herb Ellis (g) on d. Omit Ray Brown (b) on d. Omit Alvin Stoller (d) on d.

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Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook

Verve Records LP 12″ STEREO: MG VS-6005-2 – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book (1958)

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)
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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.
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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)
d. 22,141-4 The Song Is Ended – 02:26 (Irving Berlin)
e. 22,142-2 Blue Skies – 03:44 (Irving Berlin) [Verve Records CD: 314 829 535-2]
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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