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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/1998
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 731452332127
  • Catalog Number: 5233212

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Buddy Childers Trumpet
Buddy Collette Woodwind
Harry "Sweets" 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
Al 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 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 Arranger, Contributor, Contributor
Matty Malneck Composer
Frank DeVol & His Orchestra Contributor
Sung Lee Art Direction
Benny Green Liner Notes
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