Pure Ella: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Pure Ella: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald is an excellent 18-track collection that features many of her best recordings, which also happen to be among her most popular, including "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Night and Day," "My Funny Valentine," "Take the 'A' Train," "How High the Moon," "All the Things You Are," and "Oh, Lady Be Good." There are collaborations with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Paul Smith, and Louis Armstrong on the collection, making it a good overview of her extraordinary range. Serious Fitzgerald fans, collectors, and historians will already have all this material, but this disc nevertheless functions as an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Pure Ella: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald is an excellent 18-track collection that features many of her best recordings, which also happen to be among her most popular, including "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Night and Day," "My Funny Valentine," "Take the 'A' Train," "How High the Moon," "All the Things You Are," and "Oh, Lady Be Good." There are collaborations with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Paul Smith, and Louis Armstrong on the collection, making it a good overview of her extraordinary range. Serious Fitzgerald fans, collectors, and historians will already have all this material, but this disc nevertheless functions as an excellent sampler for the curious and for neophytes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/1998
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 731453920620
  • Catalog Number: 539206
  • Sales rank: 7,179

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist
Count Basie Piano
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Herb Ellis Guitar
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Jim Hall Guitar
Illinois Jacquet Tenor Saxophone
Plas Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones Drums
Billy May Conductor
Oscar Peterson Piano
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich Drums
Paul Smith Piano
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Russell Garcia Conductor
Lou Levy Piano
Buddy Bregman Conductor
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Connie Kay Drums
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Keter Betts Bass
Norman Granz Piano
Ray Brown Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Gus Johnson Drums
Wilfred Middlebrooks Bass
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Paul Weston Conductor
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Erroll Garner Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger
Billy May Arranger
Russell Garcia Arranger
Buddy Bregman Arranger
Norman Granz Producer
Johnny Burke Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Paul Weston Arranger
Fred Meyer Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pure Ella is a must for all Jazz Lovers!

    Phenomenal----the Queen of Jazz

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    I loved 16 of the 18 songs listed here. She has such a beautiful voice. There are also a lot of classic songs here. Anyway, I didn't like "They Can't Take That Away from Me," because her voice was way too deep on that one for me. Maybe she was older when she recorded it. I also didn't care for the last song. But the other 16 songs were just beautiful. Play all of the samples listed here and you'll love that beautiful voice of hers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A lot of hits

    This is so good. There are so many hits here. I don't care for scatting, but she only scats on five songs. Anyway, she has the best voice of a female artist ever. The sound quality is incredible on every song. This is now one of my favorite CDs. Play the samples.

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    Posted March 8, 2011

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