Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Sings Songs from ‘Let No Man Write My Epitaph”

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Sings Songs from ‘Let No Man Write My Epitaph” is an album recorded on April 14 – 19, 1960 and released the same year by Verve.

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Track Listing : 1.Black Coffee (Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster) – 03:27 . 2.Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) – 03:27 . 3.I Cried For You (Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman) – 03:26 . 4.I Can’T Give You Anything But Love, Baby (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) – 03:28 . 5.Then You’Ve Never Been Blue (Ted Fio Rito, Sam M. Lewis, Frances Langford, Joe Young) – 03:10 . 6.I Hadn’T Anyone Till You (Ray Noble) – 02:49 . 7.My Melancholy Baby (Ernie Burnett, George Norton) – 02:57 . 8.Misty (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) – 02:51 . 9.September Song (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) – 03:40 . 10.One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 04:17 . 11.Who’S Sorry Now? (Burt Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Ted Snyder) – 03:26 . 12.I’M Getting Sentimental Over You (George Bassman, Ned Washington) – 02:36 . 13.Reach For Tomorrow (Mchugh, Washington) – 02:24

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Paul Smith – Piano

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Recorded On April 14 – 19, 1960.

Released In 1960 By Verve.

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This album is a rare gem, a 1960 duo session featuring Ella Fitzgerald singing classic ballads, which she performed in the film Let No Man Write My Epitaph, with pianist Paul Smith as her sole accompanist. […]

futileexercise @ RateYourMusic
Absolutely fantastic! Pour a glass of wine, turn down the lightsand wallow in the glory of Ella’s voice without frilly arrangements. DIVINE! […]

The London Rich @ Amazon
Brilliant is an understatementI was extremely lucky to be given a copy of this album on vinyl. It is by far one of Ella Fitzgerald‘s best works. The arrangements are simple: her voice and a piano. That’s it. That’s all. Her voice conveys all the emotion the songs needand the sparse piano arrangements compliment her perfectly. […]

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