Ella Fitzgerald records ‘These are the Blues’ with Roy Eldridge and Wild Bill Davis for Verve (1963)

Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘These are the Blues’ is an entire album of blues songs recorded on October 28-29, 1963 with Roy Eldridge and Wild Bill Davis and released the same year by Verve.


Ella Fitzgerald records ‘These are the Blues’ with Roy Eldridge and Wild Bill Davis for Verve (1963)

1 . Cameo In “St. Louis Blues” (1958)

Track Listing : 1.Jailhouse Blues (Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams) – 05:25 . 2.In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (Leroy Carr, Don Raye) – 04:27 . 3.See See Rider (Ma Rainey) – 02:39 . 4.You Don’T Know My Mind (Henry Gray, Virginia Liston, Williams) – 04:49 . 5.Trouble In Mind (Richard M. Jones) – 03:31 . 6.How Long, How Long Blues (Leroy Carr) – 03:57 . 7.Cherry Red (Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner) – 04:09 . 8.Downhearted Blues (Lovie Austin, Alberta Hunter) – 03:08 . 9.St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy) – 06:28 . 10.Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya (Louis Armstrong) – 03:01

David Stone Martin

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Roy Eldridge – Trumpet . Wild Bill Davis – Organ . Herb Ellis – Guitar . Ray Brown – Bass . Gus Johnson – Drums

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : David Stone Martin asterisques RVM – Painting

Recorded On October 28-29, 1963.

Released In 1963 By Verve.

(Source Ella Fitzgerald – These Are the Blues | The Official Web Site of Ella Fitzgerald)


She opens the album with Bessie Smith’s “Jailhouse Blues.” As you listen to the song, you might not expect Ella to sing such an “adventurous” song but she wholeheartedly embraces the blues like she has embraced every genre of music that she has sung. […]

Trumpeter Roy Eldridge, who has few solos and is low in the mix, is largely wasted as organist Wild Bill Davis (with assistance from guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brownand drummer Gus Johnson) dominate the ensembles […]

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