Verve start the recording of ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook’ (1958)

‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook’ is a studio album recorded between March 13 & 19, 1958, with a studio orchestra conducted by Paul Weston and released in 1958 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Let’S Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) – 02:57 . 2.You’Re Laughing At Me (Irving Berlin) – 03:18 . 3.Let Yourself Go (Irving Berlin) – 02:20 . 4.You Can Have Him (Irving Berlin) – 03:47 . 5.Russian Lullaby (Irving Berlin) – 01:55 . 6.Puttin’ On The Ritz (Irving Berlin) – 02:18 . 7.Get Thee Behind Me Satan (Irving Berlin) – 03:49 . 8.Alexander’S Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin) – 02:43 . 9.Top Hat, White Tie And Tails (Irving Berlin) – 02:36 . 10.How About Me? (Irving Berlin) – 03:17 . 11.Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin) – 03:48 . 12.I Used To Be Color Blind (Irving Berlin) – 02:34 . 13.Lazy (Irving Berlin) – 02:40 . 14.How Deep Is The Ocean? (Irving Berlin) – 03:11 . 15.All By Myself (Irving Berlin) – 02:29 . 16.Remember (Irving Berlin) – 03:26 . 17.Supper Time (Irving Berlin) – 03:19 . 18.How’S Chances? (Irving Berlin) – 02:48 . 19.Heat Wave (Irving Berlin) – 02:25 . 20.Isn’T This A Lovely Day? (Irving Berlin) – 03:29 . 21.You Keep Coming Back Like A Song (Irving Berlin) – 03:35 . 22.Reaching For The Moon (Irving Berlin) – 02:18 . 23.Slumming On Park Avenue (Irving Berlin) – 02:24 . 24.The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) (Irving Berlin, Beda Loehner) – 02:30 . 25.I’M Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (Irving Berlin) – 03:01 . 26.Now It Can Be Told (Irving Berlin) – 03:12 . 27.Always (Irving Berlin) – 03:09 . 28.It’S A Lovely Day Today (Irving Berlin) – 02:28 . 29.Change Partners (Irving Berlin) – 03:18 . 30.No Strings (I’M Fancy Free) (Irving Berlin) – 03:03 . 31.I’Ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Irving Berlin) – 03:00


Herman Leonard

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . John Best – Trumpet . Pete Candoli – Trumpet . Gene Cipriano – Woodwind . Harry “Sweets” Edison – Trumpet . Don Fagerquist – Trumpet . Chuck Gentry – Woodwind . Leonard Hartman – Woodwind . Barney Kessel – Guitar . Manny Klein – Trumpet . Eddie Kusby – Trombone . Matty Matlock – Woodwind . Joe Mondragon – Bass . Ted Nash – Woodwind . Dick Noel – Trombone . Babe Russin – Woodwind . Jack Ryan – Bass . William Schaefer – Trombone . Paul Smith – Piano . Alvin Stoller – Drums . Fred Stulce – Woodwind . Juan Tizol – Trombone (Valve) . Paul Weston – Conductor

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Chris Corley – Mastering . Andrew Nicholas – Mastering

Package : James Gavin – Liner Notes . Hollis King – Art Direction . Herman Leonard asterisques RVM – Photography . Sheldon Marks – Art Direction . Sherniece Smith – Art Producer . Isabelle Wong – Design

Recorded Between March 13 & 19, 1958.

Released In 1958 By Verve.

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JazzWax
Ella Fitzgerald and Irving Berlin Track after track on this Berlin album is brimming with adult sensibility. The marriage between Weston’s 1 pen and Fitzgerald’s voice was a natural fit, probably because Weston wrote similarly for his wife, Jo Stafford, whose intonation shared many warm, maternal similarities with Fitzgerald’s. […]

1969SL @ RateYourMusic
Because at certain bottom point,Fitzgerald and Berlin had more in common than great lady had with Cole Porter and his champaigne drinking friends,they meet in a friendly and respectful distance – she clearly loves singing his songs and the man was pleased with her comforting care,the way some old stuff suddenly became illuminated again when uplifted to stars with these heavenly arrangements and voice. […]

All About Jazz
With an assured delivery and effortless swing, Fitzgerald presents definitive performances and their lasting appeal comes through piquantly on this smartly packaged set. A good deal of the numbers have fallen from popular appeal, but such classics as … […]

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