For Lovers

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All Music Guide - John Bush
When listeners think of Ella Fitzgerald's musical friends, it's Louis Armstrong who comes to mind first -- the pair recorded two solo albums together, and "convivial" doesn't begin to do justice to the warm atmosphere that was carried across on Ella and Louis and Ella and Louis Again. While Verve's For Lovers series had an Ella Fitzgerald volume from early on, they had to stretch quite a bit -- too far -- to fill this volume and make it function as more than just a showcase for Ella and Louis. Sure, she did incredible work with arrangers Nelson Riddle and Billy May, but these performances of "My One and Only Love" and "This Time the Dream's on Me" really don't evoke ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
When listeners think of Ella Fitzgerald's musical friends, it's Louis Armstrong who comes to mind first -- the pair recorded two solo albums together, and "convivial" doesn't begin to do justice to the warm atmosphere that was carried across on Ella and Louis and Ella and Louis Again. While Verve's For Lovers series had an Ella Fitzgerald volume from early on, they had to stretch quite a bit -- too far -- to fill this volume and make it function as more than just a showcase for Ella and Louis. Sure, she did incredible work with arrangers Nelson Riddle and Billy May, but these performances of "My One and Only Love" and "This Time the Dream's on Me" really don't evoke friendship like a true vocal duet. Of those, there are only two, "April in Paris" and "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" with Armstrong (and the latter is a poor selection "for lovers"). It's a scattered compilation, one that doesn't give enough of what it promises, aside form the wonderful work of Ella Fitzgerald.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2007
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517170438
  • Catalog Number: 000816902

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My One and Only Love - Nelson Riddle (3:14)
  2. 2 I Didn't Know About You - Duke Ellington (4:12)
  3. 3 There's a Lull in My Life - Stan Getz (3:26)
  4. 4 This Time the Dream's on Me - Benny Carter (4:37)
  5. 5 April in Paris - Louis Armstrong (6:34)
  6. 6 Body and Soul - Nelson Riddle (3:43)
  7. 7 Dream a Little Dream of Me (4:06)
  8. 8 These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) - Oscar Peterson (7:37)
  9. 9 Midnight Sun - Stan Getz (3:57)
  10. 10 Prelude to a Kiss - Stuff Smith (5:29)
  11. 11 Bess, You Is My Woman Now - Louis Armstrong (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Count Basie Organ
Louie Bellson Drums
Herb Ellis Guitar, Group Member
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Freddie Green Guitar
Urbie Green Trombone
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone, Group Member
Plas Johnson Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Barney Kessel Guitar
Billy May Conductor, Group Member
Oscar Peterson Piano
Buddy Rich Drums
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Willie Cook Trumpet, Group Member
Russell Garcia Conductor, Group Member
Lou Levy Piano, Group Member
Jimmy Woode Bass, Group Member
Frank deVol Conductor, Group Member
Russell Procope Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Group Member
Quentin Jackson Trombone, Group Member
Britt Woodman Trombone, Group Member
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
Israel Baker Viola, Group Member
Benny Carter Alto Saxophone, Group Member
Milt Bernhart Trombone, Group Member
Ray Brown Bass
Harry Carney Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Group Member
Buddy Catlett Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet, Group Member
Alvin Dinkin Viola, Group Member
Don Fagerquist Trumpet, Group Member
Duke Ellington Piano, Conductor, Group Member
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Jacques Gasselin Violin, Group Member
Chuck Gentry Baritone Saxophone, Group Member
Benny Gill Violin, Group Member
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Armand Karpoff Cello, Group Member
Louis Kievman Viola, Group Member
Ray Kramer Cello, Group Member
Dan Lube Violin, Group Member
Edgar Lustgarten Cello, Group Member
Virginia Majewski Viola, Group Member
Joe Mondragon Bass
Nelson Riddle Conductor, Group Member
Erno Neufeld Violin, Group Member
Sonny Payne Drums
Lou Raderman Violin, Group Member
Paul Robyn Viola, Group Member
Nathan Ross Violin, Group Member
Mischa Russell Concert Master, Group Member
John Sanders Valve Trombone, Group Member
Stuff Smith Violin
Marshall Sosson Violin, Group Member
Alvin Stoller Drums, Group Member
Gerald Vinci Violin, Group Member
Sam Woodyard Drums, Group Member
Eleanor Slatkin Cello, Group Member
Murray Kellner Violin, Group Member
Joe Stepansky Violin, Group Member
Joe Newman Quartet Trumpet
Veryle Brilhart Harp, Group Member
Paul "Scooby" Smith Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Billy May Arranger
Russell Garcia Arranger
Irving Mills Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Frank deVol Arranger
Vernon Duke Composer
Fabian André Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Duke Ellington Arranger, Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Johnny Green Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Bob Russell Composer
Wilbur Schwandt Composer
Allan Tucker Mastering
Al Young Liner Notes
Hollis King Art Direction
DuBose Heyward Composer
Robert Sour Composer
Frank Eyton Composer
Irving Gordon Composer
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Harry Revel Composer
Robert Mellin Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Eric Maschwitz Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Bryan Koniarz Compilation Supervisor
Clayton Junior Illustrations
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