Ella Fitzgerald records ‘At the Opera House’ in Los Angeles for Verve (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘At the Opera House’ is a live album recorded on October 7, 1957 in Los Angeles and released in 1958 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.It’S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) – 02:45 . 2.Don’Cha Go Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) – 2:31 . 3.Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered – 3:22 . 4.These Foolish Things (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell) – 03:49 . 5.Ill Wind (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 02:53 . 6.Goody Goody (Johnny Mercer, Matty Malneck) – 01:55 . 7.Moonlight In Vermont (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) – 03:15 . 8.Stompin’ At The Savoy (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webbandy Razaf) – 07:15 . 9.Oh, Lady Be Good! (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 04:25

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Oscar Peterson – Piano . Herb Ellis – Guitar . Ray Brown – Bass . Jo Jones – Drums On (1 – 2 -3 – 4 – 5 -6 – 7) . Connie Kay – Drums On (8 – 9) . Roy Eldridge – Trumpet On (8 – 9) . J. J. Johnson – Trombone On (8 – 9) . Sonny Stitt – Alto Sax On (8 – 9) . Lester Young – Tenor Sax On (8 – 9) . Illinois Jacquet – Tenor Sax On (8 – 9) . Coleman Hawkins – Tenor Sax On (8 – 9) . Stan Getz – Tenor Sax On (8 – 9) . Flip Phillips – Tenor Sax On (8 – 9)

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Ellie Hughes . Tom Hughes . Phil Schaap

Recorded October 7, 1957 At The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

Released 1958 By Verve.

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Jazz CD Reviews
The recording is sometimes rather fuzzy but the album captures Ella when she was often at her most daring: singing to a responsive audience. […]

allmusic
…this album is mostly recommended to her greatest fans. However, the music is wonderful, there are variations between the different versionsand her voice was at its prime. […]

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