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All Music Guide - John Bush
The four-disc Ella Fitzgerald box set released by Proper is one of the most complete assessments of her early career, with 100 songs taking listeners from her debut with the orchestra of Chick Webb in 1935 all the way to the end of her Decca contract in 1952. As fans will know, this set says nothing about the wonderful things she was about to accomplish with the Verve label in the '50s and '60s. During her Webb and Decca years, Ella performed a mixture of light novelties and sturdy standards or soon-to-be standards, with the dreaded novelties "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "Stone Cold Dead in the Market [He Had It Coming]" usually paying the way for the songs she liked to sing and her...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The four-disc Ella Fitzgerald box set released by Proper is one of the most complete assessments of her early career, with 100 songs taking listeners from her debut with the orchestra of Chick Webb in 1935 all the way to the end of her Decca contract in 1952. As fans will know, this set says nothing about the wonderful things she was about to accomplish with the Verve label in the '50s and '60s. During her Webb and Decca years, Ella performed a mixture of light novelties and sturdy standards or soon-to-be standards, with the dreaded novelties "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "Stone Cold Dead in the Market [He Had It Coming]" usually paying the way for the songs she liked to sing and her fans liked to hear. Although her prewar and postwar period is often maligned, or unfairly compared to her later standard of excellence, Ella like Billie Holiday was able to spin gold -- or at least silver -- out of nearly everything she recorded. An added bonus is Decca's pairing of her with their other stars of the period, like Louis Armstrong, the Ink Spots, and Louis Jordan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 805520020749
  • Catalog Number: 74
  • Sales rank: 323,242


Disc 1
  1. 1 Love and Kisses (3:21)
  2. 2 My Melancholy Baby (3:02)
  3. 3 All My Life (3:15)
  4. 4 Sing Me a Swing Song (And Let Me Dance) (2:35)
  5. 5 (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (2:58)
  6. 6 Goodnight My Love (3:08)
  7. 7 Oh Yes, Take Another Guess (2:31)
  8. 8 Did You Mean It? (2:22)
  9. 9 Organ Grinder's Swing (2:54)
  10. 10 Darktown Strutters' Ball (3:09)
  11. 11 Big Boy Blue (2:47)
  12. 12 Dedicated to You (3:14)
  13. 13 All Over Nothing at All (2:41)
  14. 14 If You Ever Should Leave (3:14)
  15. 15 I Got a Guy (3:24)
  16. 16 Rock It for Me (3:15)
  17. 17 I Want to Be Happy (4:31)
  18. 18 The Dipsy Doodle (3:15)
  19. 19 If Dreams Come True (2:39)
  20. 20 Hallellujah! (4:05)
  21. 21 It's Wonderful (3:00)
  22. 22 I Was Doing All Right (2:57)
  23. 23 A-Tisket, A-Tasket (2:39)
  24. 24 If You Only Knew (2:51)
  25. 25 Ella (2:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 F.D.R. Jones (2:58)
  2. 2 I Found My Yellow Basket (2:38)
  3. 3 Undecided (3:20)
  4. 4 Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That Cha Do It) (3:04)
  5. 5 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (3:09)
  6. 6 Chew-Chew-Chew (Your Bubble Gum) (3:05)
  7. 7 Don't Worry 'Bout Me (3:13)
  8. 8 If Anything Happened to You (3:08)
  9. 9 If You Ever Change Your Mind (3:05)
  10. 10 Little White Lies (2:53)
  11. 11 Stairway to the Stars (3:18)
  12. 12 I Want the Waiter (With the Water) (3:08)
  13. 13 Out of Nowhere (2:59)
  14. 14 You're Gonna Lose Your Gal (3:08)
  15. 15 Moon Ray (3:01)
  16. 16 Sugar Blues (2:47)
  17. 17 The Starlit Hour (3:07)
  18. 18 What's the Matter With Me? (2:56)
  19. 19 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? (2:34)
  20. 20 If It Weren't for You (2:59)
  21. 21 Sing Song Swing (3:03)
  22. 22 Imagination (2:58)
  23. 23 Deedle-De-Dum (2:38)
  24. 24 Shake Down the Stars (2:46)
  25. 25 Gulf Coast Blues (2:56)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Five O'Clock Whistle (3:11)
  2. 2 Louisville K-Y (3:08)
  3. 3 Taking a Chance on Love (3:06)
  4. 4 Cabin in the Sky (2:46)
  5. 5 I'm the Lonesomest Gal in Town (2:41)
  6. 6 Three Little Words (2:32)
  7. 7 Hello Ma! I Done It Again (2:35)
  8. 8 The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else) (3:05)
  9. 9 My Man (3:01)
  10. 10 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (2:36)
  11. 11 I Must Have That Man (3:09)
  12. 12 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (2:44)
  13. 13 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (2:57)
  14. 14 Can't Help Lovin' That Man (2:48)
  15. 15 Jim (3:04)
  16. 16 This Love of Mine (2:56)
  17. 17 Somebody Nobody Loves (3:13)
  18. 18 Make Love to Me (2:48)
  19. 19 Mama Come Home (2:45)
  20. 20 He's My Guy (3:21)
  21. 21 Cow Cow Boogie (3:01)
  22. 22 Once Too Often (2:58)
  23. 23 Time Alone Will Tell (3:08)
  24. 24 Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (3:13)
  25. 25 And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine (3:13)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I'm Beginning to See the Light (2:43)
  2. 2 It's Only a Paper Moon (2:37)
  3. 3 Flying Home (2:29)
  4. 4 Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming) (2:42)
  5. 5 You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) (2:55)
  6. 6 The Frim Fram Sauce (3:13)
  7. 7 Sentimental Journey (3:19)
  8. 8 Oh, Lady Be Good (3:13)
  9. 9 Robbin's Nest (2:34)
  10. 10 How High the Moon (3:16)
  11. 11 Baby It's Cold Outside (2:43)
  12. 12 Basin Street Blues (3:07)
  13. 13 Don'cha Go 'Way Mad (3:20)
  14. 14 Dream a Little Dream of Me (3:05)
  15. 15 Looking for a Boy (3:11)
  16. 16 My One and Only (3:19)
  17. 17 How Long Has This Been Going On (3:19)
  18. 18 I've Got a Crush on You (3:18)
  19. 19 But Not for Me (3:16)
  20. 20 Soon (2:49)
  21. 21 Someone to Watch Over Me (3:18)
  22. 22 Maybe (3:29)
  23. 23 Smooth Sailing (3:09)
  24. 24 Airmail Special (3:02)
  25. 25 Rough Ridin' (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Bill Doggett Organ, Piano
Will Bradley Trombone
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Eddie Heywood Piano
Hank Jones Piano
John Kirby Trombone
Gene Krupa Drums
Trigger Alpert Bass
Eddie Barefield Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Joe Bushkin Piano
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Hank D'Amico Clarinet
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Bob Haggart Bass, Conductor
Taft Jordan Trumpet, Vocals
Al Klink Tenor Saxophone
Benny Morton Trombone
Vido Musso Tenor Saxophone
Sy Oliver Conductor
Frankie Newton Trumpet
Edgar Sampson Alto Saxophone
Chick Webb Drums
George Wettling Drums
Bill Davis Piano
Stan Freeman Piano
Moe Wechsler Piano
Bernard Addison Guitar
Jimmy Archey Trombone
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Red Ballard Trombone
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Dallas Bartley Bass
Mario Bauzá Trumpet
Bill Beason Drums
Jerry Blake Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Johnny Blowers Drums
Floyd Brady Trombone
Ray Brown Bass
Garvin Bushell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Eddie Byrd Drums
Ernie Caceres Baritone Saxophone
Wayman Carver Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Kenny Clarke Drums
Sid Cooper Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Rene Deknight Guitar
George Dorsey Alto Saxophone
Morey Feld Drums
Harold Feldman Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Fulford Piano
Harry Goodman Bass
Leonard Graham Trumpet
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Gordon Griffin Trumpet
Earl Hardy Trombone
John Haughton Trombone
J.C. Heard Drums
Aaron Izenhall Trumpet
Josh Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Dick Jacobs Bells
Hilton Jefferson Alto Saxophone
Jerry Jerome Tenor Saxophone
Claude Jones Trombone
Reunald Jones Trumpet
Irv Kluger Drums
George Koenig Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle Piano
Ellis Larkins Piano
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Frank Ludwig Tenor Saxophone
George Matthews Trombone
John McConnell Trombone
Murray McEachern Trombone
Johnny McGhee Trumpet
Teddy McRae Trombone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Donald Mills Vocals
Harry Mills Vocals
Herbert Mills Vocals
Ralph Muzillo Trumpet
Beverly Peer Bass
Danny Perri Guitar
Jesse Price Drums
Bernie Privin Trumpet
William Purnell Drums
Roger "Ram" Ramirez Piano
Irving "Mouse" Randolph Trumpet
Allan Reuss Guitar
Arthur Rollini Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Sam Simmons Tenor Saxophone
Jesse "Po" Simpkins Bass
Jess Stacy Piano
Lennie Stanfield Bass
Bill Stegmeyer Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Nat Story Trombone
John Trueheart Banjo, Bass, Guitar
Dick Vance Trumpet
Paul Webster Trumpet
Hy White Guitar
Elmer "Skippy" Williams Tenor Saxophone
Milt Yaner Alto Saxophone
Vic Lourie Claves
Rudy Traylor Drums
Tony Faso Trumpet
Andrew Ferretti Trumpet
Bill DePew Alto Saxophone
Jack Greenberg Tenor Saxophone
Bob Peck Trumpet
William Pritchard Trombone
Jack Satterfield Trombone
Sandy Williams Trombone, Trumpet
Charlie Fuqua Vocals
Bill Kenny Vocals
Zeke Zarchy Trumpet
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass
Haig Stephens Bass
Bobby Stark Trumpet
Felix Giobbe Bass
Sid Rubin Tenor Saxophone
Louis Ruggiero Trumpet
Art Drellinger Tenor Saxophone
Alfonso King Trombone
Bill Furness Piano
Milton Schatz Baritone Saxophone
The Ray Charles Singers Vocals
Chauncey Houghton Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
John H.R. Mills Vocals
Bobby Johnson Guitar
Slim Furness Guitar
Harry Dial's Blusicians Maracas
Eddie Johnson's Crackerjacks Tenor Saxophone
Bernie Mackay Guitar
Peck Furness Bass
Freddie Ohms Trombone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Frank Sinatra Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Les Brown Composer
Charlie Christian Composer
Arnett Cobb Composer
The Delta Rhythm Boys Vocal Group
Ella Fitzgerald Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Johnny Hodges Composer
Illinois Jacquet Composer
Harry James Composer
Hank Jones Composer
Stan Kenton Composer
Artie Shaw Composer
Charlie Shavers Composer
Larry Clinton Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy Mundy Arranger, Composer
Sy Oliver Arranger, Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Van Alexander Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Sonny Curtis Composer
Victor Mizzy Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Harold Rome Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Josef Myrow Composer
Sir Charles Thompson Composer
Trummy Young Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Gene Austin Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Shelton Brooks Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
Charles L. Cooke Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Fletcher Henderson Arranger
Kim Gannon Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Bud Green Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Jesse Greer Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Ben Homer Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
John Latouche Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Paul Mann Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Don Raye Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Henry W. Sanicola Jr. Composer
Wilbur Schwandt Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
Stuff Smith Composer
Sam H. Stept Composer
Al Stillman Composer
Larry Stock Composer
Harry Von Tilzer Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Alfred Newman Composer
Charlie Beal Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Matty Malneck Composer
Freddie James Composer
Terry Shand Composer
Joe Young Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Don George Composer
Harry Revel Composer
Ernie Burnett Composer
Doris Fisher Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Clifford Grey Composer
Morgan Lewis Composer
Murray Mencher Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
James V. Monaco Composer
George Norton Composer
Channing Pollack Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Sunny Skylar Composer
Peter Tinturin Composer
Maurice Yvain Composer
Nat Madison Composer
Joe Ricardel Composer
Milton Samuels Composer
Nelson Shawn Composer
Al Sherman Composer
Maurice Sigler Composer
Marion Sunshine Composer
Irving Taylor Composer
Ted Fetter Composer
Lucy Fletcher Composer
Lloyd Garrett Composer
Charles Warfield Composer
Mayme Watts Composer
Kay Werner Composer
Joop Visser Producer, Liner Notes
Joe Greene Composer
Stephen Weiss Composer
Allan Roberts Composer
Artie Quenzer Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Caesar Petrillo Composer
Dan Howell Composer
Sol Parker Composer
Sue Werner Composer
Gene Irwin Composer
Seymour Miller Composer
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