Live at Mister Kelly's

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2007
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517332157
  • Catalog Number: 000892302
  • Sales rank: 59,280

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 Jr. 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
Seth Foster Mastering
Kazumi Matsumoto Graphic Design
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