Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!’

Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!’ is a studio album recorded on January 23, 1961 &June 22-23, 1961 with a jazz quartet led by Lou Levy and released the same year By Verve.

Track Listing : 1.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) – 04:06 . 2.You’Re My Thrill (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) – 03:35 . 3.My Reverie (Larry Clinton, Claude Debussy) – 03:16 . 4.Stella By Starlight (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 03:17 . 5.’Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 03:28 . 6.Jersey Bounce (Tiny Bradshaw, Buddy Feyne, Edward Johnson, Bobby Plater) – 03:33 . 7.Signing Off (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly) – 03:45 . 8.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) – 04:13 . 9.This Year’S Kisses (Irving Berlin) – 02:14 . 10.Good Morning Heartache (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higgenbotham) – 04:17 . 11.(I Was) Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) – 02:42 . 12.Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley! (Ballard Macdonald, Joseph Meyer, Billy Rose) – 02:41 . 13.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 06:13 . 14.The Music Goes Round And Round (Eddie Farley, Red Hodgson, Mike Riley) – 02:27

Musicians : Lou Levy – Piano . Herb Ellis – Guitar . Joe Mondragon – Bass . Gus Johnson – Drums

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Jean Dubuffet – Artwork . Will Friedwald – Liner Notes . Benny Green – Liner Notes . Joey Reinleib – Art Direction . Giulio Turturro – Art Direction

Recorded On January 23, 1961 And June 22-23, 1961.

Released 1961 By Verve.

(Source Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!’ | The Official Web Site of Ella Fitzgerald)

Ella Fitzgerald


She had an unerring sense of pitch. That is, she was always on the note. And she also is thought of as an instrumentalist, I think in some ways. At least, it’s safe to say that we think of Ella Fitzgerald scat singing — that is imitating an instrument — more than almost any other singer, because she was so good at it. This collection contains, I think, one of her best scat solos of alland one that you hear instrumentalists quote. It’s called “Jersey Bounce.” […]

Robasco @ RateYourMusic
Never understood why I don’t hear more about this album. Rare to hear Ella singing in the studio with a small jazz group. Ella’s version of “Cry me a River” outdoes any other I’ve heard…and “Good Morning Heartache”, even better than Billie’s. […]

Although not reaching the heights of her live performances, this is an excellent (and somewhat underrated) set. […]


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