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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Welcome to a richly rewarding segment of the all too often overlooked plateau that lies between Ella Fitzgerald's recordings with Chick Webb's orchestra during the second half of the 1930s and her triumphant reign as one of the world's most popular jazz singers during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. The recordings she made between February 26, 1945, and March 1, 1947, illustrate this woman's amazing versatility as she teamed up with an extraordinarily variegated range of vocalists and instrumentalists. Her pleasant collaborations with the Ink Spots and the Delta Rhythm Boys and a few titles with big-band accompaniment serve as appetizers for "Stone Cold Dead in the Market He ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Welcome to a richly rewarding segment of the all too often overlooked plateau that lies between Ella Fitzgerald's recordings with Chick Webb's orchestra during the second half of the 1930s and her triumphant reign as one of the world's most popular jazz singers during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. The recordings she made between February 26, 1945, and March 1, 1947, illustrate this woman's amazing versatility as she teamed up with an extraordinarily variegated range of vocalists and instrumentalists. Her pleasant collaborations with the Ink Spots and the Delta Rhythm Boys and a few titles with big-band accompaniment serve as appetizers for "Stone Cold Dead in the Market He Had It Coming," a disturbingly funny calypso number featuring Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5. Here Ella and Louis put across a performance even more outrageous than Sarah Vaughan's eccentric West Indian suicide song "De Gas Pipe She's Leaking, Joe." While Jordan's band grinds out spicy Caribbean dance music, Ella proudly explains how, fed up with being physically abused, she beat her husband to death with various kitchen utensils. Jordan, who calmly states that he's singing his portion of the duet while stretched out inanimate in the shopping district, admits that he was an abusive drunkard who often beat his wife. This incredibly humorous sendup of the horribly tragic and all too common specter of domestic violence leading to homicide is sustained largely by the female vocalist, who repeatedly describes her husband-killing technique, defiantly exclaims "he had it coming," and even communes with the spirit of Bessie Smith by insisting that she'd do it again even "if I was to die in the electric chair." This interesting compilation also contains a pair of duets with Louis Armstrong, some pleasant performances backed by bands led by pianists Billy Kyle and Eddie Heywood, and some really wild V-Disc collaborations with drummer and scat singer Buddy Rich. Never a dull moment!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/1998
  • Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
  • EAN: 3307517099822
  • Catalog Number: 998
  • Sales rank: 195,932

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Beginning to See the Light (2:44)
  2. 2 That's the Way It Is (3:18)
  3. 3 It's Only a Paper Moon (2:36)
  4. 4 Cry You Out of My Heart (2:46)
  5. 5 A Kiss Goodnight (3:07)
  6. 6 Benny's Coming Home on Saturday - Randy Brooks (3:25)
  7. 7 Flying Home - Vic Schoen (2:29)
  8. 8 Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming) - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:41)
  9. 9 Petootie Pie - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:35)
  10. 10 That's Rich - Buddy Rich (3:19)
  11. 11 I'll Always Be in Love With You (4:27)
  12. 12 I'll See You in My Dreams (4:07)
  13. 13 Petootie Pie - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:31)
  14. 14 You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) - Bob Haggart & His Orchestra (2:54)
  15. 15 The Frim Fram Sauce - Bob Haggart & His Orchestra (3:13)
  16. 16 I'm Just a Lucky So and So (2:55)
  17. 17 I Didn't Mean a Word I Said (3:19)
  18. 18 (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons (3:10)
  19. 19 It's a Pity to Say Goodnight (2:40)
  20. 20 Guilty (3:13)
  21. 21 Sentimental Journey (3:18)
  22. 22 Blue Skies (Budella) (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
The Delta Rhythm Boys Track Performer
Eddie Heywood Piano
Louis Jordan Alto Saxophone
Buddy Rich Drums, Track Performer
Al Sears Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Trigger Alpert Bass
Joe Bushkin Piano
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Peanuts Hucko Clarinet
Lou McGarity Trombone
Joe Mooney Accordion, Vocals
George Wettling Drums
Wild Bill Davis Piano
Buddy Weed Piano
The Ink Spots Track Performer
Moe Wechsler Piano
Randy Brooks Trumpet
Louis Armstrong Trumpet
Eddie Byrd Drums
Eddie Caine Alto Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Sid Cooper Alto Saxophone
Art Drelinger Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Englund Trumpet
Leonard Graham Trumpet
Carl Hogan Guitar
Aaron Izenhall Trumpet
Josh Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Irv Kluger Drums
George Koenig Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle Piano
Danny Perri Guitar
Jimmy Powell Alto Saxophone
William Purnell Drums
Jimmy Shirley Guitar
Bill Stegmeyer Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Nicholas Tagg Piano
Hy White Guitar
Vic Lourie Claves
Jack Greenberg Tenor Saxophone
William Pritchard Trombone
Charlie Fuqua Vocals
Orville "Hoppy" Jones Vocals
Bill Kenny Vocals
Junior Raglin Bass
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass
Harry Brooks Trombone
John Lesko Tenor Saxophone
Haig Stephens Bass
Remo Palmieri Guitar
Felix Giobbe Bass
Sylvester Payne Drums
Sid Rubin Tenor Saxophone
Louis Ruggiero Trumpet
Shorty Allen Piano
Alfonso King Trombone
Milton Schatz Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra Track Performer
Harry Dialmaracas Claves
George Bardon Trumpet
Paul Bardon Alto Saxophone
Eddie Bourne Drums
Paul Lajoie Bass
Sonny Mann Drums
Lemont Moten Bass
Eddie Shomer Baritone Saxophone
Stuart Anderson Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Louis Jordan Director
Bob Haggart Director
Wilmoth Houdini Composer
Redd Evans Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Hy Heath Composer
John Lange Composer
Frank Paparelli Composer
Billy Reid Composer
Raymond Leveen Composer
Richard Loring Composer
Joe Ricardel Composer
Lorenzo Pack Composer
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