Our Love Is Here to Stay: Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
By no means does this CD contain all of the Gershwin that Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recorded together for Norman Granz, nor is it entirely an Ella/Louis album. Rather, it is a hopscotch yet nevertheless unified sampler of the Verve Gershwin archive, ingratiatingly programmed so that Ella and Louis sing together, trade off solo renditions, and remind us of their inimitable personalities at all times. All three albums that Ella and Louis made together are represented -- the richest lode of Gershwin, Porgy & Bess, is summarized in a mere four cuts -- and Ella's Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book and Louis Armstrong's Meets Oscar Peterson round out ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
By no means does this CD contain all of the Gershwin that Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recorded together for Norman Granz, nor is it entirely an Ella/Louis album. Rather, it is a hopscotch yet nevertheless unified sampler of the Verve Gershwin archive, ingratiatingly programmed so that Ella and Louis sing together, trade off solo renditions, and remind us of their inimitable personalities at all times. All three albums that Ella and Louis made together are represented -- the richest lode of Gershwin, Porgy & Bess, is summarized in a mere four cuts -- and Ella's Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book and Louis Armstrong's Meets Oscar Peterson round out the original sources. While the backing ranges in size from the intimate Peterson quartet to the lush forces of Russ Garcia and Nelson Riddle, Granz's distinct, dry recorded sound unifies the package; the set ends with a galaxy of horn legends backing a wildly improvising Ella in a live 1957 take of "Oh, Lady Be Good." Nothing rare here -- everything has been reissued on CD in multiple editions -- but it's nice to have these tracks in one compact package.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/1998
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453967922
  • Catalog Number: 539679
  • Sales rank: 7,793

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - Louis Armstrong (3:52)
  2. 2 He Loves and She Loves - Louis Armstrong (2:46)
  3. 3 A Woman Is a Sometime Thing - Louis Armstrong (4:47)
  4. 4 They Can't Take That Away from Me - Louis Armstrong (4:38)
  5. 5 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Louis Armstrong (4:11)
  6. 6 Strike up the Band - Louis Armstrong (2:35)
  7. 7 Things Are Looking Up - Louis Armstrong (3:03)
  8. 8 They All Laughed - Louis Armstrong (3:46)
  9. 9 A Foggy Day - Louis Armstrong (4:32)
  10. 10 How Long Has This Been Going On? - Louis Armstrong (5:58)
  11. 11 Summertime - Louis Armstrong (5:00)
  12. 12 Love Is Here to Stay - Louis Armstrong (3:58)
  13. 13 There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York - Louis Armstrong (4:54)
  14. 14 's Wonderful - Louis Armstrong (3:28)
  15. 15 I Was Doing All Right - Louis Armstrong (3:21)
  16. 16 Oh, Lady Be Good - Louis Armstrong (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Louie Bellson Drums
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Herb Ellis Guitar
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Illinois Jacquet Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones Drums
Oscar Peterson Piano
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich Drums
Sonny Stitt Alto Saxophone
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Russell Garcia Conductor
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Ray Brown Bass
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Alvin Stoller Drums
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Russell Garcia Arranger
Norman Granz Producer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Chika Azuma Art Direction
DuBose Heyward Composer
Jim Macnie Liner Notes
Esther Bell Watson Illustrations
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    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    Great listening

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