Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson’

Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson’ is a studio album recorded on January 5, 1959–December 27, 1961 with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and released in 1962 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) – 03:00 . 2.Don’T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) – 03:47 . 3.Love Me Or Leave Me (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 02:49 . 4.I Hear Music (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) – 02:19 . 5.What Am I Here For? (Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine) – 02:43 . 6.I’M Gonna Go Fishin’ (Duke Ellington, Peggy Lee) – 03:00 . 7.I Won’T Dance (Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern, Jimmy Mchugh) – 03:30 . 8.I Only Have Eyes For You (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 02:37 . 9.The Gentleman Is A Dope (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 03:58 . 10.Mean To Me (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 02:55 . 11.Alone Together (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 02:45 . 12.Pick Yourself Up (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 02:06

Musicians : Nelson Riddle – Arranger, Conductor . Alvin Stoller – Drums . Ronnie Lang – Sax (Alto) . Bob Cooper – Sax (Tenor) . Don Fagerquist – Trumpet

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Val Valentin – Engineer . Peter Pullman – Editing . Andrew Nicholas – Mastering

Package : Joey Reinleib – Design . Benny Green – Liner Notes . James Gavin – Liner Notes

Recorded On January 5, 1959–December 27, 1961.

Released In 1962 By Verve.

(Source Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson’ | The Official Web Site of Ella Fitzgerald)

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The singer has rarely sounded better than during this period. For the Swings Brightly set (which gets a slight edge over the other one), Fitzgerald sticks mostly to familiar standards and is particularly memorable […]

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Ella’s solo vocal performance earned the album a Grammy in 1962. Why Riddle did not receive an Grammy for his arrangements over this period is a crime and a mystery (he finally received due recognition in the early 1980’s after fashioning Linda Ronstadt‘s standards album “What’s New?”). […]

Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson’



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