Live at Mister Kelly's

Live at Mister Kelly's

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 
Ella Fitzgerald didn't lack for live recording opportunities in the late '50s, which on the surface, would make this first issue of a 1958 Chicago live club date an easy one to pass on. Verve label head Norman Granz recorded her often in the '50s with an eye to releasing live albums, which he did with her shows at Newport in 1957 and Los

Overview

Ella Fitzgerald didn't lack for live recording opportunities in the late '50s, which on the surface, would make this first issue of a 1958 Chicago live club date an easy one to pass on. Verve label head Norman Granz recorded her often in the '50s with an eye to releasing live albums, which he did with her shows at Newport in 1957 and Los Angeles' Opera House in 1958 (not to mention another 1958 concert in Rome that was released 30 years later to wide acclaim). Those shows, however, differed widely from this one, which found her in front of a very small audience at Chicago's jazz Mecca Mister Kelly's (Sarah Vaughan's landmark At Mister Kelly's was recorded there four months earlier). Fitzgerald's artistry is basically a given in this situation, but much of the material recorded here was rare and obscure; "Your Red Wagon" had only been released as a single, her delightfully melodic "Across the Alley from the Alamo" never appeared elsewhere, and for a pair of Sinatra evergreens -- "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" and "Witchcraft" -- the former had never appeared, and the latter only appeared later, on a 1961 return to the site of her Berlin live landmark.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517332157
catalogNumber:
000892302

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Your Red Wagon
  2. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  3. I'm Glad There Is You
  4. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  5. Across the Alley from the Alamo
  6. Perdido
  7. The Lady Is a Tramp
  8. Bewitched
  9. Summertime
  10. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  11. St. Louis Blues
  12. Witchcraft
  13. Love Me or Leave Me
  14. Joe Williams' Blues
  15. Porgy and Bess Medley: I Love You Porgy/Porgy, I's You Woman Now (Bess,
  16. How High the Moon

Disc 2

  1. Introductions
  2. Exactly Like You
  3. Come Rain or Come Shine
  4. Stardust
  5. 'S Wonderful
  6. You Don't Know What Love Is
  7. Witchcraft
  8. Perdido
  9. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  10. My Funny Valentine
  11. Anything Goes

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Lou Levy   Piano
Max Bennett   Bass
Gus Johnson   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
R.J. Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
William Lewis   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Richard Seidel   Producer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Harry Weinger   Engineer
Jan Persson   Cover Photo
Hollis King   Art Direction
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Paul Madeira   Composer
Kazumi Matsumoto   Graphic Design

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