Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection

Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 

Compiled and manufactured by Universal in the EC, this triple-disc box collects 60 of Ella Fitzgerald's best-known recordings made for Verve and Decca during her long career. While not big on serious notes for the collector, this is for the music fan who doesn't give a whit about critical platitudes, but is far more interested in musicSee more details below

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Compiled and manufactured by Universal in the EC, this triple-disc box collects 60 of Ella Fitzgerald's best-known recordings made for Verve and Decca during her long career. While not big on serious notes for the collector, this is for the music fan who doesn't give a whit about critical platitudes, but is far more interested in music -- and lots of it. The early sides such as "Love and Kisses" and the original version of "A Tisket A Tasket," as well as "Oh, Lady Be Good" on disc one, are underscored by signature readings of "Bewitched," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," the irony and fingerpoppin' swing in "The Lady Is aTramp," and deeply rendered ballads like "Blue Moon," and "An Empty Ballroom" on disc two. The final disc contains the truly legendary performances of "Being the Beguine," "Dancing on the Ceiling," "Summertime," "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" (with Duke Ellington), and of course, "It's Only a Paper Moon." These are just a few of the tracks in this treasure trove that was compiled aesthetically rather than chronologically. The music has been remastered and sounds terrific. By not wasting a lot of time and money on packaging, this set is very attractively priced, making it all but indispensable for any fan of Fitzgerald's, not just the connoisseur.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2010
Label:
Proper Records Uk
UPC:
0805520130189
catalogNumber:
2013018
Rank:
62706

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Love and Kisses
  2. (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (Mr. Paganini)
  3. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  4. Flying Home
  5. Oh, Lady Be Good
  6. Imagination
  7. You Leave Me Breathless
  8. Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  9. How High the Moon
  10. Miss Otis Regrets
  11. It Never Entered My Mind
  12. I Love Paris
  13. Russian Lullaby
  14. What is This Thing Called Love
  15. I've Got You Under My Skin
  16. Little Girl Blue
  17. Love For Sale
  18. Stone Cold Dead In the Market
  19. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  20. The Nearness of You

Disc 2

  1. Bewitched
  2. You're the Top
  3. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  4. My Heart Stood Still
  5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  6. Johnny One Note
  7. Let's Face the Music and Dance
  8. Cheek To Cheek
  9. The Lady Is a Tramp
  10. I've Got a Crush On You
  11. Puttin' On the Ritz
  12. Night and Day
  13. Blue Skies
  14. All By Myself
  15. Isn't This a Lovely Day?
  16. Blue Moon
  17. You Do Something To Me
  18. I've Got the World On a String
  19. An Empty Ballroom
  20. Tenderly

Disc 3

  1. My One and Only Love
  2. Dancing On the Ceiling
  3. Dream a Little Dream of Me
  4. Black Coffee
  5. Begin the Beguine
  6. All of You
  7. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  8. Undecided
  9. Summertime
  10. Under a Blanket of Blue
  11. But Not For Me
  12. Moonlight In Vermont
  13. April in Paris
  14. My Funny Valentine
  15. With a Song In My Heart
  16. Stardust
  17. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
  18. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
  19. It's Only a Paper Moon
  20. Solitude

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