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Jukebox Ella: The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Signed by Norman Granz to Verve, the label he hoped to build around her, Ella Fitzgerald inaugurated her long association with one of the greatest jazz imprints by recording a four-song session in 1956 intended for singles. Though it was simply a dry run for her first "official" work, The Cole Porter Songbook, she kept the singles market in mind during her time at Verve, recording occasionally and always hoping for a pop breakthrough. Though singles-chart success never arrived her "Songbook" full-lengths were much more popular, Verve's release of the two-disc Jukebox Ella: The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. 1 proves that much excellent material went onto her Verve 45s. To Ella,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Signed by Norman Granz to Verve, the label he hoped to build around her, Ella Fitzgerald inaugurated her long association with one of the greatest jazz imprints by recording a four-song session in 1956 intended for singles. Though it was simply a dry run for her first "official" work, The Cole Porter Songbook, she kept the singles market in mind during her time at Verve, recording occasionally and always hoping for a pop breakthrough. Though singles-chart success never arrived her "Songbook" full-lengths were much more popular, Verve's release of the two-disc Jukebox Ella: The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. 1 proves that much excellent material went onto her Verve 45s. To Ella, nearly every song represented an opportunity for interpretation, from Gershwin's standard "But Not for Me" a songbook title also released on single to the tossed-off novelty "Hotta Chocolatta"; she never sacrificed a close reading simply because the song wasn't intended for a jazz fan. While these titles do occasionally reveal the influence of the novelty, there is so much care exhibited by Fitzgerald and her accompanists including Buddy Bregman, Nelson Riddle, Marty Paich, Paul Weston, and Russ Garcia that the results rival much of her non-songbook work for the label. One of the best is a re-recording of her early hit "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" with Ella going into controlled childish tantrums never equalled in her discography and, thus, in no other's. Other intriguing novelties include singles and usually accompanying flips dealing with live recordings, Christmas songs, foreign-language recordings, and the bossa nova including "Star Dust" taken in rhythm. Only one acknowledges rock & roll, the mostly unembarrassed "Ringo Beat." Whether it's W.C. Handy's "Beale Street Blues" or Moe Koffman's "Swingin' Shepherd Blues," Ella treated a song with respect.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 044007605820
  • Catalog Number: 000009202

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stay There - Buddy Bregman & Orchestra (2:35)
  2. 2 The Sun Forgot to Shine This Morning - Buddy Bregman & Orchestra (3:17)
  3. 3 Too Young for the Blues - Buddy Bregman & Orchestra (3:16)
  4. 4 It's Only a Man - Buddy Bregman & Orchestra (3:27)
  5. 5 Beale Street Blues (2:27)
  6. 6 (The End Of) A Beautiful Friendship - Buddy Bregman & Orchestra (2:37)
  7. 7 The Silent Treatment - Buddy Bregman & Orchestra (2:51)
  8. 8 Hear My Heart (2:19)
  9. 9 Hotta Chocolatta (3:08)
  10. 10 A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:20)
  11. 11 Teach Me How to Cry - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:58)
  12. 12 Swingin' Shepherd Blues - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:41)
  13. 13 Your Red Wagon (2:56)
  14. 14 Trav'lin' Light (3:12)
  15. 15 Oh, What a Night for Love (2:24)
  16. 16 Dreams Are Made for Children (2:38)
  17. 17 But Not for Me - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (2:05)
  18. 18 The Christmas Song - The Russell Garcia Orchestra (3:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Secret of Christmas - The Russell Garcia Orchestra (2:47)
  2. 2 Medley: We Three Kings of Orient Are/O Little Town of Bethlehem - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (3:36)
  3. 3 You're Driving Me Crazy (3:07)
  4. 4 You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) (3:46)
  5. 5 Call Me Darling - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (2:35)
  6. 6 Bill Bailey, Won't You Come Home? (3:24)
  7. 7 Ol' Man Mose (3:53)
  8. 8 Desafinado (Off Key) (2:11)
  9. 9 Stardust (2:32)
  10. 10 All the Live Long Day (2:41)
  11. 11 I'm a Poached Egg (Without Toast) (2:35)
  12. 12 Ringo Beat (1:48)
  13. 13 I'm Fallin' in Love (2:36)
  14. 14 She's Just a Quiet Girl (2:53)
  15. 15 We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) (2:38)
  16. 16 The Shadow of Your Smile (3:06)
  17. 17 A Place for Lovers (2:41)
  18. 18 Lonely Is (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist
Bob Cooper Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Herb Geller Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bill Holman Tenor Saxophone
Dick Hyman Organ
Gordon Jenkins Conductor
Barney Kessel Guitar, Conductor
Mel Lewis Drums
Ted Nash Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank Flute, Alto Saxophone
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Bob Enevoldsen Tenor Saxophone, Valve Trombone
Russell Garcia Conductor
Mort Herbert Violin
Ronnie Lang Alto Saxophone
Stan Levey Drums
Lou Levy Piano, Celeste
Ray Linn Trumpet
Matty Matlock Flute
Arnold Ross Piano
Jimmy Woode Bass
Buddy Bregman Conductor
Corky Hale Harp
Frank deVol Conductor
Felix Slatkin Violin
Ralph Carmichael Conductor
Med Flory Baritone Saxophone
Al Porcino Trumpet
Victor Arno Violin
Israel Baker Violin
Robert Barene Violin
Max Bennett Bass
Milt Bernhart Trombone
Larry Bunker Percussion
Joe Comfort Bass
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
James A. Decker French Horn
Harold Dicterow Violin
Alvin Dinkin Viola
Don Fagerquist Trumpet
David Frisina Violin
Chuck Gentry Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Edward Gilbert Tuba
Benny Gill Violin
Jewell L. Grant Woodwind
William Green Woodwind
Skeets Herfurt Woodwind
Norm Herzberg Bassoon
Milt Holland Percussion
Jules Jacob Woodwind
Gus Johnson Drums
Knud Jorgensen Piano
Kathyrine Julye Harp
Anatol Kaminsky Violin
Armand Karpoff Cello
John Kitzmiller Tuba
Joe Koch Woodwind
Raphael Kramer Cello
Dan Lube Violin
Alfred Lustgarten Violin
Edgar Lustgarten Cello
Virginia Majewski Viola
Joe Mondragon Bass
Jack Marsh Bassoon
Marty Paich Conductor
Wilfred Middlebrooks Bass
Dick Nash Trombone
George Neikrug Cello
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Erno Neufeld Violin
Robert Ostrowsky Viola
Lou Raderman Violin
Dorothy Remsen Harp
George Roberts Trombone, Bass Trombone
Paul Robyn Viola
Nathan Ross Violin
William Schiopffe Drums
Wilbur Schwartz Woodwind
Paul Shure Violin
Alvin Stoller Drums
Fred Stulce Flute
Milton Thomas Viola
Lloyd Ulyate Trombone
Champ Webb Woodwind
Paul Weston Conductor
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Alex Beller Violin
Eleanor Slatkin Cello
Victor Bay Violin
David Filerman Cello
Bert Gassman Woodwind
Stanley Harris Viola
Jan Hlinka Viola
Murray Kellner Violin
Sylvia Ruderman Flute
Clint Neagley Alto Saxophone
Albert Saparoff Violin
Justin DiTullio Cello
Arnold Koblentz Woodwind
Abe Luboff Bass
Nino Rosso Cello
Karl de Karske Bass Trombone
Sam Freed Violin
Leonard Hartman Flute
Martin Ruderman Flute
Ambrose Russo Violin
George Werth Trumpet
Tommy Pederson Trombone
Joe Howard Trombone
Maurice Stein Alto Saxophone
Elizabeth Greenschpoon Cello
Sanford Schonbach Viola
Gordon Schoneberg Oboe
Misha Russel Concert Master
Bill Miller Violin
Kenneth Lowman Bassoon
Ernest Romersa Woodwind
Philip Stephens Bass
Paul Smith Piano
Sam Albert Violin
Francis "Frenchie" Concepcion Cello
G.R. Henhenninck Viola
Henry Hill Violin
Technical Credits
Steve Allen Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Ella Fitzgerald Composer
Gordon Jenkins Arranger
Barney Kessel Arranger, Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Neal Hefti Composer
Moe Koffman Composer
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Buddy Bregman Arranger
W.C. Handy Composer
Van Alexander Composer
Frank deVol Arranger
Victor Mizzy Composer
Richard M. Jones Composer
Trummy Young Composer
Louis Armstrong Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Hal Hackaday Composer
Jon Hendricks Composer
Gene Howard Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Marty Paich Arranger
Johnny Mercer Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Mitchell Parish Composer
Zilner Randolph Composer
Don Raye Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Paul Vance Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Paul Weston Arranger
Bill Carey Composer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Dick Robertson Composer
Manuel de Sica Composer
Max Meth Composer
Hollis King Art Direction
Sam Coslow Composer
Donald Kahn Composer
Newton Mendonça Composer
Stanley Styne Composer
Mack David Composer
Rolf Marbet Composer
Phillips Brooks Composer
Jesse Cavanaugh Composer
Nelson Cogane Composer
Dorothy Dick Composer
Milton Drake Composer
Mort Fryberg Composer
Rhoda Roberts Composer
Phil Tuminello Composer
Hal Borne Composer
Bryan Koniarz Producer
Traditional Composer
Bert Reisfeld Composer
Sammy Mysels Composer
Ken Druker Executive Producer
Stuart Nicholson Liner Notes
Buddy Lester Composer
Stephanie Stein Crease Notes Editing
Hughie Cannon Composer
John Henry Hopkins Jr. Composer
Miguel Villalobos Illustrations
Kenny Jacobson Composer
Gilbert Obermair Composer
Biff Jones Composer
Lewis Redner Composer
Charles Meyer Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AT Long Last! The Singles!

    When she joined the Verve roster, her first recordings were 45s. Many never even made it to LP so Verve has done Ella fans a great service by compiling them for this CD compilation. And there is more to come. I understand Volume 2 will be comprised of singles that are taken from her albums. Thanks to Verve for doing this.

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