Best of Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Comprising 16 of the 51 tracks (one-third) from the original First Lady of Song three-CD collection, this edited single disc is for those disinclined to purchase the full set or complete works. It might be advisable first to search for any full album sides of specific sessions or tributes to composers that Ella Fitzgerald had done, but this smaller compilation does contain some of her better songs, falling short of an essential greatest-hits or best-of effort. Such all-time classics as "Can't We Be Friends?," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'," "Baby, Don't You Go 'Way Mad," "I Won't Dance," and "Don't Be That Way" are definitive ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Comprising 16 of the 51 tracks (one-third) from the original First Lady of Song three-CD collection, this edited single disc is for those disinclined to purchase the full set or complete works. It might be advisable first to search for any full album sides of specific sessions or tributes to composers that Ella Fitzgerald had done, but this smaller compilation does contain some of her better songs, falling short of an essential greatest-hits or best-of effort. Such all-time classics as "Can't We Be Friends?," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'," "Baby, Don't You Go 'Way Mad," "I Won't Dance," and "Don't Be That Way" are definitive Ella, and are included. The bargain hunter in you might find this at a good price, but saving up for the larger sets should be your aim.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/1994
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452338228
  • Catalog Number: 523382
  • Sales rank: 60,969

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Herb Ellis Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Illinois Jacquet Composer
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Johnny Frigo Composer
Michael Lang Compilation Supervisor
Mitchell Parish Composer
Peter Pullman Notes Editing
Phil Schaap Compilation Research
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Al Stillman Composer
Val Valentin Engineer
Suha Gur Mastering
David Lau Cover Design, Cover Art
Geoffrey Mark Fidelman Liner Notes
Lou Carter Composer
John Freigo Composer
Charles Meyer Composer
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