Sings the Cole Porter Song Book

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Barnes & Noble - Will Friedwald
The Great American Songbook is so flexible, and this material can be played in so many different ways, that it seems foolish to identify any single singer's interpretation of any given song as "definitive." Yet Ella Fitzgerald's eight songbook albums of 1956-1964 (along with Frank Sinatra's "concept albums" of the same period) are so commanding in their treatment of this material that it's hard not to declare them as the definitive treatments of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and Jerome Kern. Apart from defining the Songbook concept itself, the Fitzgerald and Sinatra albums also set ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Will Friedwald
The Great American Songbook is so flexible, and this material can be played in so many different ways, that it seems foolish to identify any single singer's interpretation of any given song as "definitive." Yet Ella Fitzgerald's eight songbook albums of 1956-1964 (along with Frank Sinatra's "concept albums" of the same period) are so commanding in their treatment of this material that it's hard not to declare them as the definitive treatments of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and Jerome Kern. Apart from defining the Songbook concept itself, the Fitzgerald and Sinatra albums also set the bar for standards of excellence that all singers performing this music have since aspired to. The orchestrations by 25-year-old Buddy Bregman aren't as well conceived as later Songbooks handled by Nelson Riddle -- in fact, Fitzgerald (1917-1996) sounds best when backed only by the rhythm section on "I Get a Kick out of You." But the point here isn't the charts but Fitzgerald herself. Whether she's being romantic on "So in Love" or coyly teasing on "Always True to You Darling in My Fashion," these are the most mellifluously musical pipes ever to go to work on Cole Porter.
All Music Guide - Campbell
Ella Fitzgerald had the ability to personalize some of the most recognizable material from the foremost songwriters in American popular music history. In this instance, the combination of Cole Porter's words and Fitzgerald's interpretation of them created one of the most sought after sessions in vocal history -- embraced by jazz and pop fans alike, transcending boundaries often associated with those genres. Originally released in 1956 on the Verve label, such standards as "Night and Day," "I Love Paris," "What Is This Thing Called Love," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "You're the Top," and "Love for Sale" secured one of Ella Fitzgerald's crowning moments. The success of these early Porter and previous Gershwin sessions brought about numerous interpretations of other songbooks throughout the next several years including those of Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Irving Berlin.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1997
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453725720
  • Catalog Number: 537257
  • Sales rank: 40,289

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Through the Night (3:17)
  2. 2 Anything Goes (3:23)
  3. 3 Miss Otis Regrets (3:02)
  4. 4 Too Darn Hot (3:50)
  5. 5 In the Still of the Night (2:40)
  6. 6 I Get a Kick out of You (4:01)
  7. 7 Do I Love You? (3:51)
  8. 8 Always True to You in My Fashion (2:50)
  9. 9 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (3:33)
  10. 10 Just One of Those Things (3:32)
  11. 11 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (3:33)
  12. 12 All of You (1:45)
  13. 13 Begin the Beguine (3:39)
  14. 14 Get out of Town (3:24)
  15. 15 I Am in Love (4:08)
  16. 16 From This Moment On (3:16)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Love Paris (4:59)
  2. 2 You Do Something to Me (2:22)
  3. 3 Ridin' High (3:23)
  4. 4 Easy to Love (3:26)
  5. 5 It's All Right with Me (3:09)
  6. 6 Why Can't You Behave? (5:06)
  7. 7 What Is This Thing Called Love? (2:05)
  8. 8 You're the Top (3:35)
  9. 9 Love for Sale (5:55)
  10. 10 It's de-Lovely (2:44)
  11. 11 Night and Day (3:06)
  12. 12 Ace in the Hole (1:59)
  13. 13 So in Love (3:52)
  14. 14 I've Got You Under My Skin (2:44)
  15. 15 I Concentrate on You (3:14)
  16. 16 Don't Fence Me In (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Bob Cooper Clarinet, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Herb Geller Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Barney Kessel Guitar
Ted Nash Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Paul Smith Piano, Celeste
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Buddy Bregman Conductor
Corky Hale Harp
Milt Bernhart Trombone
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Chuck Gentry Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Edgar Lustgarten Cello
Joe Mondragon Bass
George Roberts Bass Trombone, Trombone (Baritone)
Mischa Russell Concert Master
Alvin Stoller Percussion, Drums
Lloyd Ulyate Trombone
Joe Howard Trombone
Misha Russel Concert Master
Buddy Bregman & Orchestra Musician
Robert LaMarchina Cello
Technical Credits
Artie Shaw Arranger
Buddy Bregman Arranger
Dwight Blocker Bowers Producer
Norman Granz Producer, Liner Notes
Don Freeman Liner Notes
Michael Lang Reissue Producer
Cole Porter Composer
Margaret Robinson Producer
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Neil Tesser Liner Notes
Suha Gur Mastering
Phil Stern Cover Photo
Robert Kimball Liner Notes
Patricia Lie Art Direction
Fred Lounsberry Liner Notes
Hat Nguyen Art Direction
Steve Hoffman Mastering
Robert Fletcher Composer
F. Parris Composer
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