Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Get Happy!’

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Get Happy!’ is an album recorded from July 24, 1957 till July 11, 1959 with various studio Orchestras and released in 1959 By Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Somebody Loves Me (Buddy Desylva, George Gershwin, Ballard Macdonald) – 02:36 . 2.Cheerful Little Earful (Ira Gershwin, Billy Rose, Harry Warren) – 02:06 . 3.You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon, Josef Myrow) – 02:19 . 4.Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar (Hughie Prince, Don Raye, Eleanore Sheehy) – 02:28 . 5.Like Young (André Previn, Paul Francis Webster) – 03:00 . 6.Cool Breeze (Tadd Dameron, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie) – 01:56 . 7.Moonlight Becomes You (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 03:06 . 8.Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) – 03:43 . 9.You Turned The Tables On Me (Louis Alter, Sidney Mitchell) – 02:31 . 10.Gypsy In My Soul (Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe) – 02:39 . 11.Goody Goody (Matty Malneck, Johnny Mercer) – 02:28 . 12.St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy) – 03:53

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Joe Mondragon – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 ) . Pete Candoli – Trumpet On (3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 ) . Alvin Stoller – Drums On (3 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 ) . Barney Kessel – Guitar On (8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 ) . Harry “Sweets” Edison – Trumpet On (8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14) . Frank Devol – Arranger, Conductor On (- 3 – 7 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13) . Abe Luboff – Bass On (9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13) . Arnold Ross – Piano On (9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13) . Ben Webster – Sax (Tenor) On (9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13) . George Werth – Trumpet On (9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13) . Phil Stephens – Bass On (9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13) . Ray Linn – Trumpet On (9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13) . Herb Ellis – Guitar On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7) . Paul Smith – Piano On (1 – 2 – 8 – 14) . Buddy Childers – Trumpet On (4 – 5 – 6) . Claude Williamson – Piano On (4 – 5 – 6) . Jack Sperling – Drums On (4 – 5 – 6) . Philip Candreva – Trumpet On (4 – 5 – 6) . Red Mitchell – Bass On (4 – 5 – 6) . Stu Williamson – Trumpet On (4 – 5 – 6) . Fred Stulce – Flute, Reeds On (14) . Leonard Hartman – Flute On (14) . Matty Matlock – Reeds On (14) . Cappy Lewis – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 3 – 7) . Dick Noel – Trombone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 7) . George Roberts – Trombone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 7) . Ted Nash – Reeds, Woodwind On (14) . Marty Paich – Arranger, Conductor On (5 – 6) . Al Porcino – Trumpet On (3 – 7) . Frank Beach – Trumpet On (3 – 7) . Harry Betts – Trombone On (3 – 7) . Lloyd Ulyate – Trombone On (3 – 7) . Lou Levy – Piano On (3 – 7) . Don Fagerquist – Trumpet On (8) . John Best – Trumpet On (8) . Manny Klein – Trumpet On (8) . Paul Weston – Conductor On (8) . Russell Garcia – Conductor On (4) . Bill Richmond – Drums On (1 – 2) . Conrad Gozzo – Trumpet On (1 – 2) . Nelson Riddle – Conductor On (1 – 2) . Shorty Sherock – Trumpet On (1 – 2) . Tommy Pederson – Trombone On (1 – 2) . Vito Mangano – Trumpet On (1 – 2)

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Kevin Reeves – Mastering

Package : Sung Lee – Art Direction . Benny Green – Liner Notes

Recorded January 7, 1959 And July 24, 1957 At Capitol Studios, Hollywood, July 11, 1959 And March 18 & 19, 1958 At Radio Recorders, Hollywood, September 3, 1959 At United Recorders, Hollywood,.

Released In 1959 By Verve.

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allmusic
This set (which in 1999 was reissued on CD) is a bit of a hodge-podge, drawing its 14 selections from six different dates which find Ella backed by orchestras led by either Nelson Riddle, Frank DeVol, Russ Garcia or Paul Weston. […]

Amazon
Well, here we go again! I’m tring to find words to describe Ella at her peak, which she surely must be here. A Force of Nature? – Not too far off – Her singing here just has to be heard to be believed – powerfull, soulfull, inventiveand always beautiful. And when she swings! Hold on for dear life, baby! Jazz and pop singing simply does not get better than this. PERFECTION. […]

Audiogon
Although this was not her most essential release, the formerly obscure Get Happy finds Ella Fitzgerald at the peak of her powers. […]

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