Get Happy!

Get Happy!

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 

Recorded during the period of time when Ella Fitzgerald cut her famous series of "songbooks," this set (which in 1999 was reissued on CD) is a bit of a hodge-podge, drawing its 14 selections from six different dates which find Ella backed by orchestras led by either Nelson Riddle, Frank DeVol, …  See more details below

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Recorded during the period of time when Ella Fitzgerald cut her famous series of "songbooks," this set (which in 1999 was reissued on CD) is a bit of a hodge-podge, drawing its 14 selections from six different dates which find Ella backed by orchestras led by either Nelson Riddle, Frank DeVol, Russ Garcia or Paul Weston. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" was previously available as just a single while "Swingin' Shepherd Blues" (an alternate take) was previously unreleased. As usual, Ella uplifts all of the material and her best moments come on "Somebody Loves Me," a heartfelt "Moonlight Becomes You," a scat-filled "Blue Skies" and (somewhat surprisingly) "St. Louis Blues." Although this was not her most essential release, the formerly obscure Get Happy finds Ella Fitzgerald at the peak of her powers.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/1998
Label:
Universal I.S.
UPC:
0731452332127
catalogNumber:
5233212

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Buddy Collette   Woodwind
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Victor Feldman   Vibes
Bill Holman   Woodwind
Plas Johnson   Reeds,Woodwind
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Red Mitchell   Bass
Ted Nash   Reeds,Woodwind
Paul Smith   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Mort Herbert   Violin
Lou Levy   Piano
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Matty Matlock   Reeds
Arnold Ross   Cello
Babe Russin   Reeds
Claude Williamson   Piano
Stu Williamson   Trumpet
Justin Gordon   Reeds
Frank deVol   Conductor
Felix Slatkin   Violin
Porcino   Trumpet
Israel Baker   Violin
Robert Barene   Violin
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Benny Carter   Reeds
John Best   Trumpet
Harry Betts   Trombone
Gene Cipriano   Woodwind
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Jay Corre   Trombone
Harold Dicterow   Violin
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
David Frisina   Violin
Chuck Gentry   Reeds,Woodwind
Benny Gill   Violin
Skeets Herfurt   Woodwind
Milt Holland   Percussion
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
Armand Karpoff   Cello
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Joe Koch   Reeds,Woodwind
Raphael Kramer   Cello
Eddie Kusby   Trombone
Ronald Langinger   Woodwind
Cappy Lewis   Trumpet
Dan Lube   Violin
Alfred Lustgarten   Violin
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Vito Mangano   Trumpet
Jack Marsh   Bassoon
Marty Paich   Conductor
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Dick Noel   Trombone
Robert Ostrowsky   Viola
Lou Raderman   Violin
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
Bill Richmond   Drums
George Roberts   Trombone
William Schaffer   Trombone
Tommy Shepard   Trombone
Shorty Sherock   Trumpet
Jack Sperling   Drums
Phil Stephens   Bass
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Fred Stulce   Flute,Reeds
Milton Thomas   Viola
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Conductor
Bert Gassman   Oboe
Jan Hlinka   Viola
Sylvia Ruderman   Flute
Eudice Shapiro   Violin
Clint Neagley   Alto Saxophone
Albert Saparoff   Violin
Justin DiTullio   Cello
Arnold Koblentz   Oboe
Abe Luboff   Bass
Nino Rosso   Cello
Leonard Hartman   Flute
William Miller   Violin
Martin Ruderman   Flute
Ambrose Russo   Violin
George Werth   Trumpet
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Sanford Schonbach   Viola
Gordon Schoneberg   Oboe
Mary Jane Barton   Harp
William Schaefer   Trombone
Kenneth Lowman   Bassoon
Ernest Romersa   Woodwind
Sam Albert   Violin
Ben Miller   Violin
Henry Hill   Violin

Technical Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Russell Garcia   Arranger
Van Alexander   Composer
Frank deVol   Arranger
Norman Granz   Producer
Marty Paich   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Kevin Reeves   Mastering
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Arranger,Contributor
Matty Malneck   Composer
Frank DeVol & His Orchestra   Contributor
Sung Lee   Art Direction
Benny Green   Liner Notes

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