Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 

Though she recorded often during the early '60s, Ella Fitzgerald had mostly been seen in jazz settings, whether small group (Bill Doggett) or big band (Count Basie). Hello, Dolly!, recorded early in 1964, offered her a chance to record with an orchestra in the background and a list of popular crossover…  See more details below

Overview

Though she recorded often during the early '60s, Ella Fitzgerald had mostly been seen in jazz settings, whether small group (Bill Doggett) or big band (Count Basie). Hello, Dolly!, recorded early in 1964, offered her a chance to record with an orchestra in the background and a list of popular crossover songs on the sheets. The first three were all big hits during early 1964, the opening title track a surprise chart-topper for her dear friend Louis Armstrong, the second, "People," a Broadway crossover hit for Barbra Streisand, and the third being the only title published by BMI on the entire LP, "Can't Buy Me Love" by the Beatles (coincidentally, the song that Armstrong knocked from the top). Just the beginning of Fitzgerald's flirtation with the new rock generation of the '60s, her Beatles cover is undeniably wonderful, an irresistible hard swinger with much room for improvisation, and none of the hesitation most jazz singers would display in the future when attempting to confront the coup de tete of cool performed by the British Invasion. Elsewhere the record is invigorated by Fitzgerald's feel for material and a series of underrated charts by Frank DeVol, such as the spare strings on Ella's mournful "My Man," the quiet Latin intrigue of "The Thrill Is Gone," and the lush strings of "Lullaby of the Leaves."

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602498818657
catalogNumber:
000467502

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Hank Jones   Piano
Frank deVol   Conductor
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Spence   Conductor

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leonard Feather   Original Liner Notes
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Frank deVol   Arranger
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Ray Heindorf   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Lew Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Henri René   Arranger
Francesci Migliacci   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Val Valentin   Director Of Engineering
Albert Willemetz   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Johnny Spence   Arranger
Joe Young   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Jacques Charles   Composer
Channing Pollack   Composer
Maurice Yvain   Composer
Bryan Koniarz   Reissue Producer
Ken Druker   Executive Producer

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