75th Birthday Celebration

75th Birthday Celebration

by Ella Fitzgerald
This attractive two-CD set, released to celebrate Fitzgerald's 75th birthday, is a perfect greatest-hits collection spanning the first half of her very productive career. All 39 songs are winners, highlighted by "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "Undecided," "Flying Home," "Lady Be Good," "How High the Moon," "Smooth Sailing," "Airmail Special," "Lullaby of Birdland," and "Hard


This attractive two-CD set, released to celebrate Fitzgerald's 75th birthday, is a perfect greatest-hits collection spanning the first half of her very productive career. All 39 songs are winners, highlighted by "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "Undecided," "Flying Home," "Lady Be Good," "How High the Moon," "Smooth Sailing," "Airmail Special," "Lullaby of Birdland," and "Hard Hearted Hannah." During the period covered by this package, she developed from a fine big-band pop vocalist into the definitive jazz singer, one who could scat and swing with the best musicians. This set is a perfect introduction to her magic.

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Disc 1

  1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  2. Undecided
  3. Don't Worry 'bout Me
  4. Stairway to the Stars
  5. Five O'Clock Whistle
  6. Cow Cow Boogie
  7. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  8. It's Only a Paper Moon
  9. Flying Home
  10. Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming)
  11. You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
  12. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  13. I Didn't Mean a Word I Said
  14. Oh, Lady Be Good
  15. How High the Moon
  16. My Happiness
  17. Black Coffee
  18. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
  19. Basin Street Blues
  20. I've Got the World on a String

Disc 2

  1. Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
  2. Dream a Little Dream of Me
  3. Smooth Sailing
  4. Air Mail Special
  5. Rough Ridin'
  6. Goody Goody
  7. Angel Eyes
  8. You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini), Pts. 1 & 2
  9. Preview
  10. Blue Lou
  11. I Wished on the Moon
  12. Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  13. Lullaby of Birdland
  14. That Old Black Magic
  15. Old Devil Moon
  16. Lover, Come Back to Me
  17. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  18. Hard Hearted Hannah
  19. My One and Only Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Doggett   Organ,Piano
Will Bradley   Trombone
Grey   Trombone
Bill Jennings   Guitar
Hank Jones   Piano
Louis Jordan   Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
John Lewis   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Trigger Alpert   Bass
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Bobby Byrne   Trombone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Bob Haggart   Bass
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Klink   Reeds
Chick Webb   Drums
George Wettling   Drums
Bill Davis   Piano
Stan Freeman   Piano
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Moe Wechsler   Piano
Eddie Safranski   Bass
Don Abney   Piano
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Mario Bauzá   Trumpet
Bill Beason   Drums
Sandy Block   Bass
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass
Mort Bullman   Trombone
Larry Bunker   Drums
Garvin Bushell   Reeds
Bob Bushnell   Bass
Eddie Byrd   Drums
Ernie Caceres   Baritone Saxophone
Wayman Carver   Reeds
Casamenti   Guitar
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Pete Clark   Reeds
Sid Cooper   Reeds
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Art Drelinger   Reeds
Morey Feld   Drums
Harold Feldman   Reeds
Tommy Fulford   Piano
Chuck Genduso   Trumpet
Leonard Graham   Trumpet
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Earl Hardy   Trombone
Joe Harris   Drums
Carl Hogan   Guitar
Aaron Izenhall   Trumpet
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Jacobs   Percussion,Reeds
Hilton Jefferson   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Jerry Jerome   Reeds
Bob Johnson   Guitar
Irv Kluger   Drums
George Koenig   Reeds
Billy Kyle   Piano
Ellis Larkins   Piano
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
Frank Ludwig   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
George Matthews   Trombone
John McConnell   Trombone
Dave McRae   Reeds
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Fred Ohms   Trombone
Beverly Peer   Bass
Danny Perri   Guitar
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Irving "Mouse" Randolph   Trumpet
Frank Sarroco   Trombone
Hymie Schertzer   Reeds
Jimmy Shirley   Guitar
Sam Simmons   Reeds
Jesse "Po" Simpkins   Bass
Bob Stark   Trumpet
Bill Stegmeyer   Reeds
Nat Story   Trombone
Rudy Taylor   Drums
John Trueheart   Banjo,Guitar
Dick Vance   Trumpet
Paul Webster   Trumpet
Hy White   Guitar
Milt Yaner   Reeds
Harry Dial   Percussion
Vic Lourie   Percussion
Tony Faso   Trumpet
Alvin Raglin   Bass
Andrew Ferretti   Trumpet
Jack Greenberg   Reeds
Bernard Kaufman   Reeds
Dale McMickle   Trumpet
Bob Peck   Trumpet
William Pritchard   Trombone
Jack Satterfield   Trombone
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Joe Morris   Drums
Junior Raglin   Bass
Ward Silloway   Trombone
Arnold Fishkind   Bass
Haig Stephens   Bass
Bobby Stark   Trumpet
Milton Chatz   Reeds
Felix Giobbe   Bass
Ralph Musillo   Trumpet
Janet Pullman   Harp
Sylvester Payne   Drums
Andre Webb   Drums
Sid Rubin   Reeds
Louis Ruggiero   Trumpet
Art Drellinger   Reeds
Howard   Reeds
Arthur Baker   Bass
Ray Charles Singers   Background Vocals
Chauncey Houghton   Reeds
Bobby Johnson   Guitar
John McGhee   Trumpet
Bernie Mackay   Guitar
Andy Love Quintet   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Delta Rhythm Boys   Contributor
Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Contributor
Sy Oliver   Contributor
Tutti Camarata   Contributor
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Van Alexander   Composer
Ink Spots   Contributor
Josef Myrow   Composer
Fred Hopkins   Composer
Wilmoth Houdini   Composer
Benny Carter   Contributor
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Sharon Franklin   Production Director Assistant
Milt Gabler   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Reissue Producer
Sonny Mediana   Production Director
Dan Morgenstern   Liner Notes
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Vic Schoen   Contributor
Ray Charles   Contributor
Benny Carter & His Orchestra   Contributor
Chick Webb & His Orchestra   Contributor
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra   Contributor
Dan Serrano   Graphic Design
Bud Katzel   Liner Notes
Jackie Salway   Graphic Design
Alba Acevedo   Graphic Design
Harold Adamson   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Ella Fitzgerald & Her Famous Orchestra   Contributor
Ella Fitzgerald & Her Savoy Eight   Contributor
Song Spinners   Contributor
Scott Johnson   Art Direction
Gene Irwin   Composer
Sid Robin   Composer
Frederick Hendricks   Composer

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