Recording of ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ is wrapped up today (1956)

‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ is a studio album recorded between February 7 and March 27, 1956 with an orchestra conducted by Buddy Bregman and released the same year by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.All Through The Night (Cole Porter) – 03:15 . 2.Anything Goes (Cole Porter) – 03:21 . 3.Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) – 03:00 . 4.Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter) – 03:47 . 5.In The Still Of The Night (Cole Porter) – 02:38 . 6.I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter) – 04:00 . 7.Do I Love You? (Cole Porter) – 03:50 . 8.Always True To You In My Fashion (Cole Porter) – 02:48 . 9.Let’S Do It, Let’S Fall In Love (Cole Porter) – 03:32 . 10.Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) – 03:30 . 11.Ev’Ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) – 03:32 . 12.All Of You (Cole Porter) – 01:43 . 13.Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) – 03:37 . 14.Get Out Of Town (Cole Porter) – 03:22 . 15.I Am In Love (Cole Porter) – 04:06 . 16.From This Moment On (Cole Porter) – 03:17 . 17.I Love Paris (Cole Porter) – 04:57 . 18.You Do Something To Me (Cole Porter) – 02:21 . 19.Ridin’ High (Cole Porter) – 03:20 . 20.You’D Be So Easy To Love (Cole Porter) – 03:24 . 21.It’S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) – 03:07 . 22.Why Can’T You Behave? (Cole Porter) – 05:04 . 23.What Is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter) – 02:02 . 24.You’Re The Top (Cole Porter) – 03:33 . 25.Love For Sale (Cole Porter) – 05:52 . 26.It’S De-Lovely (Cole Porter) – 02:42 . 27.Night And Day (Cole Porter) – 03:04 . 28.Ace In The Hole (Cole Porter) – 01:58 . 29.So In Love (Cole Porter) – 03:50 . 30.I’Ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter) – 02:42 . 31.I Concentrate On You (Cole Porter) – 03:11 . 32.Don’T Fence Me In (Cole Porter, Robert Fletcher) – 03:19


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Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Pete Candoli – Trumpet . Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison – Trumpet . Maynard Ferguson – Trumpet . Conrad Gozzo – Trumpet . Milt Bernhart – Trombone . Joe Howard – Trombone . Lloyd Ulyate – Trombone . George Roberts – Trombone (Bass), Trombone (Baritone) . Bob Cooper – Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone (Tenor) . Herb Geller – Clarinet, Saxophone (Alto) . Chuck Gentry – Clarinet (Bass), Saxophone (Baritone) . Ted Nash – Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone (Tenor) . Bud Shank – Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone (Alto) . Robert Lamarchina – Cello . Edgar Lustgarten – Cello . Corky Hale – Harp . Barney Kessel – Guitar . Joe Mondragon – Double Bass . Paul Smith – Piano, Celeste . Alvin Stoller – Percussion, Drums . Buddy Bregman – Arranger, Conductor

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Suha Gur – Mastering . Steve Hoffman – Mastering

Package : Don Freeman – Liner Notes . Norman Granz – Liner Notes . Robert Kimball – Liner Notes . Patricia Lie – Art Direction . Fred Lounsberry – Liner Notes . Hat Nguyen – Art Direction . Carole Reiff – Photography . Phil Stern asterisques RVM – Cover Photo . Neil Tesser – Liner Notes

Recorded Between February 7 And March 27, 1956.

Released In 1956 By Verve.

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NPR
Get To Know: The Cole Porter Songbook In ‘Let’s Do It.’ It’s a great example of how Porter’s clever and playful lyrics could hint at a level of earthiness while remaining acceptable to those who chose to think that when Porter wrote the words, ‘Let’s do it,’ he really did mean, ‘Let’s fall in love.’ And maybe he did. […]

The Record Daily
It’s a surprising record at times – sort of modern, suggestive, unendingly smart, with romantic lyrics and simply produced, seamless big band accompaniment. And of course, pitch- and performance-perfect Ella taking it light when you expect her to hit you over the head with it, all while Porter’s lyrics giggle and wink at you from over her shoulder. […]

Wikipedia
Fitzgerald’s manager, (and the producer of many of her albums), Norman Granz, visited Cole Porter at the Waldolf-Astoriaand played him this entire album. Afterwards, Porter merely remarked, ‘My, what marvellous diction that girl has’ […]

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