Besides her collaborations with Louis Armstrong and a “youth” album conveniently called “Ella & Friends,” Ella Fitzgerald‘s recorded repertoire is quite poor on the “duo” front. On television, this is another story.
Track Listing : 1.Medley – 07:52 . 2.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 07:36 . 3.Can’T We Be Friends (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 03:11 . 4.The Glory Of Love (Paul Mc Cartney) – 02:46 . 5.It Don’T Mean A Thing If It Ain’T Got That Swing (Duke Ellington) – 02:14 . 6.Medley – 06:01 . 7.She Didn’T Say Yes (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) – 00:50 . 8.Sunny (Bobby Hebb) – 03:01 . 9.It’S Alright With Me (Cole Porter) – 01:45 . 10.You’Re The Tops (Cole Porter) – 01:54 . 11.Let’S All Sing Like The Birdies Sing (Robert Hargreaves, Stanley J. Damerell, Tolchard Evans) – 03:29 . 12.Lonesome Road (Nathaniel Shilkret, Gene Austin) – 03:55 . 13.S’Wonderful ( George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:20
Musicians : Dean Martin – Vocals On (1) . Frank Sinatra – Vocals On (2 – 3) . Flip Wilson – Vocals On (4) . Danny Kaye – Vocals On (5) . Buddy Greco – Vocals On (5) . Karen Carpenter – Vocals On (6) . Ginger Rogers – Vocals On (7) . Nancy Dussault – Vocals On (7) . Tom Jones – Vocals On (8) . Nat King Cole – Vocals On (9 – 10) . Andy Williams – Vocals On (11 – 12) . Sammy Davis Jr. – Vocals On (13)
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But Ella’s duet with Frank is different. Their singing is conversational, witty and warm, swinging and full of improvisations by both of them, especially her host; special lyrics have been written to show Sinatra’s affection for other black women singers of the time like Lena Horne and Dinah Washington. Ella pretends to be jealous—until Frank ends the duet by singing how she’s his favorite of them all. […]
Afterward, Sullivan stated that this duet would be talked about for years to come. He told the audience that they would talk to their grandkids about how they were witness to one of the greatest collaborations between Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis Jr. on The Ed Sullivan Show. And he was right. […]