Ella Fitzgerald records two albums : ‘Ella’ and ‘Things Ain’t What They Used to Be’ (1969)

Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘Ella / Things Ain’t What They Used to Be ‘ is the combination of two separate studio albums recorded on May 26-30, 1969 and released .in 1970 by Reprise

Track Listing : 1.Get Ready (Smokey Robinson) – 02:34 . 2.The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game (Smokey Robinson) – 03:01 . 3.Yellow Man (Randy Newman) – 02:20 . 4.I’Ll Never Fall In Love Again (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 02:51 . 5.Got To Get You Into My Life (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) – 03:06 . 6.I Wonder Why (Randy Newman) – 03:11 . 7.Ooo Baby Baby (Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson) – 02:43 . 8.Savoy Truffle (George Harrison) – 02:47 . 9.Open Your Window (Harry Nilsson) – 02:51 . 10.Knock On Wood (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) – 03:38 . 11.Sunny (Bobby Hebb) – 05:18 . 12.Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben Jor) – 03:49 . 13.A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme) (Pierre Barouh, Francis Lai, Jerry Keller) – 03:17 . 14.Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 02:22 . 15.Black Coffee (Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster) – 04:28 . 16.Tuxedo Junction (Julian Dash, Buddy Feyne, Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson) – 03:17 . 17.I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) – 03:44 . 18.Don’T Dream Of Anybody But Me (Neal Hefti, Bart Howard) – 04:06 . 19.Things Ain’T What They Used To Be (Mercer Ellington, Ted Persons) – 03:11 . 20.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) – 04:40 . 21.Manteca (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo) – 02:30 . 22.Just When We’Re Falling In Love (Aka Robbins Nest) (Illinois Jacquet, Bob Russell, Sir Charles Thompson) – 02:29

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Henry De Vega – Alto Saxophone On (11 – 22) . Harold Land, Ray Bojorquez – Tenor Saxophone On (11 – 22) . Richard Aplenalp – Baritone Saxophone On (11 – 22) . Ernest Watts – Baritone Saxophone On (11 – 22) . Anthony Ortega – Baritone Saxophone On (11 – 22) . William Green – Flute, Piccolo On (11 – 22) . Marshall Royal – Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone On (11 – 22) . Bobby Bryant – Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone On (11 – 22) . Larry Mcguire – Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone On (11 – 22) . Alex Rodriguez – Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone On (11 – 22) . Paul Hubinon – Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone On (11 – 22) . Harry Edison – Trumpet On (11 – 22) . J.J Johnson – Trumpet On (11 – 22) . James Cleveland – Trumpet On (11 – 22) . Mike Wimberly – Trumpet On (11 – 22) . Britt Woodman – Trumpet On (11 – 22) . William Tole – Trumpet On (11 – 22) . Alexander Thomas – Trumpet On (11 – 22) . Thurman Green – Trombone On (11 – 22) . Arthur Maebe – French Horn, Tubing On (11 – 22) . Tommy Flanagan – Piano On (11 – 22) . Joe Sample – Electric Piano, Organ On (11 – 22) . Vic Feldman – Electric Piano, Organ On (11 – 22) . Bobby Hutcherson – Vibes On (11 – 22) . Herb Ellis – Vibes On (11 – 22) . Dennis Budmamir – Guitar On (11 – 22) . Ray Brown – Bass On (11 – 22) . Louis Bellson – Drums On (11 – 22) . Modesto Duran – Drums On (11 – 22) . Francisco Desouza – Bongos, Congas On (11 – 22) . Gerald Wilson – Arranger, Conductor

Production : Produced By Richard Perry, Norman Granz . Gene Shiveley – Engineer, Art Direction

Package : Ed Thrasher – Photography

Recorded On May 26, 28, 29, 30, 1969 At Olympic Sound Studios, London And In Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Released In 1970 By Reprise .

(Source Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘Ella / Things Ain’t What They Used to Be ‘ | Official Site)

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allmusic
In ‘Ella’, Ella submerges herself nearly entirely in the work of rock or R&B stalwarts and Perry obliges with arrangements anchored by horns, acoustic or electric pianosand only occasionally, strings. […]

allmusic
Ella Fitzgerald‘s most eclectic and stylish LP, Things Ain’t What They Used to Be is a delightful mosaic of contemporary soul hits, perennial standardsand bossa nova numbers that capture the full breadth of the singer’s genius. […]

For The Love Of Harry Nilsson
It’s not often you hear Harry’s songs recorded by someone who can actually sing better than Harry himself. Considered past her charting prime by 1970, Ella Fitzgerald could still find the torch in any song, even a 60s pop tune by a new kid on the block. […]

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