Tag: Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella at the Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook, 2022 on Verve

Recorded in August 1958, but not released until 2022, this concert followed the release of the Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook LP. The concert was conducted…

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Ella and Louis, 1956 on Verve

As though Ella and Louis weren’t enough, the backing band is Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown – (aka the Oscar Peterson Trio) – and Buddy Rich. There’s…

Ella Fitzgerald and Nelson Riddle, Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson, 1962 on Verve.

Ella Fitzgerald and Nelson Riddle, Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson, 1962 on Verve. Classic big band / swing and wonderful renditions – found via a vinyl bazaar at…

Ella Fitzgerald, 30 By Ella, 1968 on Capitol.

Ella Fitzgerald, 30 By Ella, 1968 on Capitol. Thirty songs in ~53 minutes, across six medleys. Music by Benny Carter’s “Magnificent Seven” – Capitol reissue from the 70s…

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella, 1959 on Verve.

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella,  1959 on Verve. This is a mid-seventies reissue of what was originally released in 1959 as “Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers” in a…

Ella Fitzgerald, Like Someone In Love, 1957 on Verve

Ella Fitzgerald, Like Someone In Love, 1957 on Verve. Black and silver Verve labels without mention of MGM Ella with Frank DeVol and his Orchestra – classic Via…

Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Sarah Vaughan; Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah; 1958 compilation on Harmony.

Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Sarah Vaughan; Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah; 1958 compilation on Harmony. Harmony was a “budget” sub-label of Columbia, revived in 1957,selling LPs…

Ella Fitzgerald, Get Happy!, 1959 on Verve.

Ella Fitzgerald, Get Happy!, 1959 on Verve. Part of a whole lot of jazz vinyl I got via an @ebth auction. Verve Records black and silver labels with…

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book Volume 2, 1959 on Verve.

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book Volume 2, 1959 on Verve. Came out in 1957 on “His Master’s Voice” in the UK. There…

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Song Book, 1959 on Verve

Ella sings Gershwin – Verve MGV-4013 from 1959. Still sounds fantastic 60 years later.