The Best of Ella Fitzgerald [Decca]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The 1995 Decca release The Best of Ella Fitzgerald was compiled by her Decca producer to commemorate her 75th birthday. As a result, it's not a straight hits compilation; it balances familiar items with personal favorites, and it's stronger for it, since it gives a good idea of the depth of her recordings for the label. Among the 20 tracks are such songs as "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" and "I'm Just a Lucky So and So," and there are cuts that find Fitzgerald with Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Sy Oliver, the Ink Spots, and Louis Jordan, among many others. For novices or casual fans, the disc isn't a bad way to become acquainted with her ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The 1995 Decca release The Best of Ella Fitzgerald was compiled by her Decca producer to commemorate her 75th birthday. As a result, it's not a straight hits compilation; it balances familiar items with personal favorites, and it's stronger for it, since it gives a good idea of the depth of her recordings for the label. Among the 20 tracks are such songs as "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" and "I'm Just a Lucky So and So," and there are cuts that find Fitzgerald with Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Sy Oliver, the Ink Spots, and Louis Jordan, among many others. For novices or casual fans, the disc isn't a bad way to become acquainted with her Decca recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1996
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105065924
  • Catalog Number: 659
  • Sales rank: 158,676

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Bill Doggett Organ, Piano
Hank Jones Piano
Louis Jordan Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Bob Haggart Bass
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Chick Webb Drums
Bill Davis Piano
The Ink Spots Track Performer
Don Abney Piano
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Track Performer
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Mario Bauzá Trumpet
Bill Beason Drums
Johnny Blowers Drums
Ray Brown Bass
Larry Bunker Drums
Garvin Bushell Reeds
Eddie Byrd Drums
Wayman Carver Reeds
Pete Clark Reeds
Tommy Fulford Piano
Leonard Graham Trumpet
Earl Hardy Trombone
Carl Hogan Guitar
Aaron Izenhall Trumpet
Josh Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Dick Jacobs Bells
Hilton Jefferson Reeds
Bob Johnson Guitar
Billy Kyle Piano
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Joe Mondragon Bass
George Matthews Trombone
John McConnell Trombone
Teddy McRae Reeds
Sonny Payne Drums
Beverly Peer Bass
Irving "Mouse" Randolph Trumpet
Jimmy Shirley Guitar
Sam Simmons Reeds
Jesse "Po" Simpkins Bass
Nat Story Trombone
Rudy Taylor Drums
John Trueheart Guitar
Dick Vance Trumpet
Harry Dial Percussion
Vic Lourie Percussion
Ray Charles Vocals
Sandy Williams Trombone
Junior Raglin Bass
Arnold Fishkind Bass
Bobby Stark Trumpet
Chauncey Houghton Reeds
John McGhee Trumpet
Technical Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Composer
Bob Haggart Contributor
Sy Oliver Contributor
Van Alexander Composer
Josef Myrow Composer
Joel Dorn Reissue Producer
Kim Gannon Composer
Orrin Keepnews Reissue Producer
Vic Schoen Contributor
Deek Watson Contributor
Charlie Fuqua Contributor
Bill Kenny Contributor
Erick Labson Remastering
Geoffrey Mark Fidelman Liner Notes
Freddie Paloma Arranger, Graphic Design
Robin Lynch Art Direction
Gene Irwin Composer
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