For Lovers

For Lovers

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 

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…  See more details below

Overview

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:
01/30/2007
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517170438
catalogNumber:
000816902

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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
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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