Miss Ella's Playhouse

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Jazz and even vocal music can be a tough nut to crack for younger listeners, but Ella Fitzgerald's irrepressible enthusiasm and constant musicality make her a natural for children's listening. Accordingly, Universal packaged 11 of her lightest novelties into the brief Miss Ella's Playhouse, pitched to ages one to four and billed as "Kid, Parent & Earth Friendly." Leading off with the 1938 nursery rhyme hit "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," the disc makes a fair introduction for children to Ella specifically and great vocal jazz in general (regardless of the argument that children could appreciate her "serious" music without this set of dumbed-down material). The disc is divided ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Jazz and even vocal music can be a tough nut to crack for younger listeners, but Ella Fitzgerald's irrepressible enthusiasm and constant musicality make her a natural for children's listening. Accordingly, Universal packaged 11 of her lightest novelties into the brief Miss Ella's Playhouse, pitched to ages one to four and billed as "Kid, Parent & Earth Friendly." Leading off with the 1938 nursery rhyme hit "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," the disc makes a fair introduction for children to Ella specifically and great vocal jazz in general (regardless of the argument that children could appreciate her "serious" music without this set of dumbed-down material). The disc is divided between early Decca material of the nursery rhyme variety ("The Muffin Man," "Old Mother Hubbard") and peak-era Verve novelties like "Bean Bag Song," "Two Little Men and a Flying Saucer," and "The Hot Canary." Fans of the Great American Songbook may not be able to handle this type of material, but Ella Fitzgerald makes it all shine with a twinkle in her eyes, even when she's recording "Old McDonald" in 1966, nearing her half-century mark.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517205659
  • Catalog Number: 000834502
  • Sales rank: 71,506

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Chick Webb & His Orchestra (2:38)
  2. 2 Organ Grinder's Swing (2:49)
  3. 3 The Muffin Man (2:24)
  4. 4 Chew-Chew-Chew (Chew Your Bubble Gum) - Chick Webb & His Orchestra (3:06)
  5. 5 Melinda the Mousie (2:44)
  6. 6 Old Mother Hubbard - Sy Oliver's Orchestra (2:40)
  7. 7 Molasses, Molasses (It's Icky Sticky Goo) - Ray Brown Quintet (2:44)
  8. 8 Bean Bag Song (3:09)
  9. 9 Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer (3:27)
  10. 10 The Hot Canary (3:17)
  11. 11 Old McDonald (2:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist
Sy Oliver Conductor
Technical Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Composer
Larry Clinton Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Van Alexander Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Josef Myrow Composer
Paul Nero Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Kim Gannon Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Milton DeLugg Composer
Jerry Lester Composer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Lewis Spence Composer
William Stein Composer
Chester Wallace Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Ryan Rogers Illustrations
Clem Bernard Composer
Gene Irwin Composer
Arthur Pitt Composer
Simon Oxley Illustrations
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