75th Birthday Celebration

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1993
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105061926
  • Catalog Number: 619
  • Sales rank: 91,603

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Bill Doggett Organ, Piano
Will Bradley Trombone
Al 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
Al 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
Al 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
Teddy 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
Al Howard Reeds
Arthur Baker Bass
The Ray Charles Singers Background Vocals
Chauncey Houghton Reeds
Bobby Johnson Guitar
John McGhee Trumpet
Bernie Mackay Guitar
Andy Love Quintet Background Vocals
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Jimmie Davis Composer
The Delta Rhythm Boys Contributor
Ella Fitzgerald Composer, Contributor
Gordon Jenkins Contributor
Louis Jordan Contributor
Bob Haggart Contributor
Sy Oliver Contributor
Chick Webb Contributor
Tutti Camarata Contributor
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Van Alexander Composer
The Ink Spots Contributor
Josef Myrow Composer
Fred Hopkins Composer
Wilmoth Houdini Composer
Benny Carter Contributor
Ray Brown Contributor
Dave Grusin Executive Producer
Sharon Franklin Contributor, Production Director Assistant
Milt Gabler Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Kim Gannon Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Reissue Producer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Sonny Mediana Contributor, 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
Erick Labson Contributor
Bud Katzel Liner Notes
Jackie Salway Graphic Design
Alba Acevedo Graphic Design
Harold Adamson Composer
Morgan Lewis Composer
Bill Tennyson Composer
Ella Fitzgerald & Her Famous Orchestra Contributor
Ella Fitzgerald & Her Savoy Eight Contributor
The Song Spinners Contributor
Scott Johnson Art Direction
Gene Irwin Composer
Sid Robin Composer
Henry Jones Composer
Lloyd Ellis Composer
Frederick Hendricks Composer
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