Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book [Vol. 2]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
This second and final volume of Ella Fitzgerald's superb Rodgers & Hart songbook matches the high standard of the first, thanks to another beguiling mix of ballads and swingers. Once again, arranger Buddy Bregman deftly shifts between brassy brightness and after-hours opulence, allowing Fitzgerald's supple voice to shine through. With more of an emphasis on ballads this time out, Fitzgerald especially puts her stamp on slow burners like "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "My Heart Stood Still," and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was." She also revels in the many nuances adorning those famous Rodgers & Hart song preludes. While this collection is often overlooked in...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
This second and final volume of Ella Fitzgerald's superb Rodgers & Hart songbook matches the high standard of the first, thanks to another beguiling mix of ballads and swingers. Once again, arranger Buddy Bregman deftly shifts between brassy brightness and after-hours opulence, allowing Fitzgerald's supple voice to shine through. With more of an emphasis on ballads this time out, Fitzgerald especially puts her stamp on slow burners like "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "My Heart Stood Still," and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was." She also revels in the many nuances adorning those famous Rodgers & Hart song preludes. While this collection is often overlooked in favor of the singer's more popular Porter and Gershwin songbooks, listeners will eventually want to check these gems out. Also available as part of a complete two-disc set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042282158024
  • Catalog Number: 821580
  • Sales rank: 117,093

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Buddy Bregman Conductor
Technical Credits
Buddy Bregman Arranger
Norman Granz Producer
J.J. Johnson Composer
Richard Seidel Producer
Val Valentin Engineer
Dennis Drake Remastering
Deena Rosenberg Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What more can be said that hasn't been said about Ella?

    I love her sweetness when she begins A Small Hotel...how could it be possible that anyone on this planet could not be overwhelmed by this music...it's Rogers and Hart by Ella... who wants people? I thank Ella and Rogers and Hart, and their samll hotel...together

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