A two-disc set featuring the best of the Ella Fitzgerald song books in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their original release.
New York : Verve, 2006.
2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Program notes by James Gavin in container.
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals ; with various ensembles.
Recorded 1956-1964 at Capitol Studios and Radio Recorders, Hollywood and Fine Recording, New York.
Disc 1. Night and day (Buddy Bregman and orchestra)
I get a kick out of you (Paul Smith, piano ; Barney Kessel, guitar ; Joe Mondragon, bass ; Alvin Stoller, drums)
Begin the beguine
Love for sale
My funny valentine
The lady is a tramp
Where or when (Buddy Bregman and orchestra)
Take the a train I got it bad (and that ain't good) (Duke Ellington and his orchestra)
It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) (Ben Webster, tenor saxophone ; Stuff Smith, violin ; Paul Smith, piano ; Barney Kessel, guitar ; Joe Mondragon, bass ; Alvin Stoller, drums)
Cheek to cheek (Paul Weston and his orchestra)
Disc 2. Blue skies (Paul Weston and his orchestra)
I got rhythm
The man I love (Nelson Riddle and orchestra)
Blues in the night (my mama done tol' me)
Over the rainbow
That old black magic (Billy May and orchestra)
All the things you are
Too marvelous for words (Nelson Riddle and orchestra).
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