1947-1948

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
This segment of the Classics Ella Fitzgerald chronology focuses upon the recordings she made for the Decca label between March 1947 and November 1948. Most of these sides include polished group background vocals, generating a certain campy slickness that some listeners might find overly affected. This kind of ensemble singing rose to prominence with Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller and manifested itself throughout the late '40s and early '50s, even popping up in the form of the Dave Lambert Singers behind Charlie Parker. Bop scatting at times like a Roman candle, Ella sounds fully in command, a seasoned improviser well on the way to stylistic maturity. Nothing interferes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
This segment of the Classics Ella Fitzgerald chronology focuses upon the recordings she made for the Decca label between March 1947 and November 1948. Most of these sides include polished group background vocals, generating a certain campy slickness that some listeners might find overly affected. This kind of ensemble singing rose to prominence with Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller and manifested itself throughout the late '40s and early '50s, even popping up in the form of the Dave Lambert Singers behind Charlie Parker. Bop scatting at times like a Roman candle, Ella sounds fully in command, a seasoned improviser well on the way to stylistic maturity. Nothing interferes with her honeyed, seamless delivery, not even the Andy Love Quintet, the Song Spinners, or the Day Dreamers. The collective instrumental personnel includes bassists Bob Haggart and Ray Brown, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, saxophonists Illinois Jacquet and Ernie Caceres, organist Sir Charles Thompson, pianist Hank Jones, and drummer J.C. Heard. Ella imitates a Slam Stewart bass solo on "Oh, Lady Be Good" and tears up "How High the Moon" in a manner that would serve her well for the rest of her illustrious career. A fascinating chunk of history is here to be savored. Just don't be surprised if a mixed choir begins hooting and harmonizing behind Ella Fitzgerald.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
  • UPC: 723723585424
  • Catalog Number: 1049

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Louis Prima Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
William Johnson Composer
Anatol Schenker Liner Notes
Morgan Lewis Composer
Lester Lee Composer
Anita Leonard Composer
Stan Rhodes Composer
Barbara Belle Composer
Allan Roberts Composer
Melvin Wettergreen Composer
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