The Best of Ella Fitzgerald: Rhythm 'n' Romance

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Another in a fine series of double-disc archival releases from Recall Records, a U.K. mid-price reissue label, Rhythm 'n' Romance collects 40 of jazz great Ella Fitzgerald's 1930s recordings with Chick Webb's orchestra, including her breakthrough hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (as well as "I Found a Yellow Basket," a remake in all but name) from 1938. These are Fitzgerald's first recordings, and while they're quite impressive, she really didn't fully find her stride (or her amazing scatting ability) until a decade later. Casual listeners should probably dip into her later recordings first before circling back for this early material, but as the start of a long and sparkling ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Another in a fine series of double-disc archival releases from Recall Records, a U.K. mid-price reissue label, Rhythm 'n' Romance collects 40 of jazz great Ella Fitzgerald's 1930s recordings with Chick Webb's orchestra, including her breakthrough hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (as well as "I Found a Yellow Basket," a remake in all but name) from 1938. These are Fitzgerald's first recordings, and while they're quite impressive, she really didn't fully find her stride (or her amazing scatting ability) until a decade later. Casual listeners should probably dip into her later recordings first before circling back for this early material, but as the start of a long and sparkling career, these 1930s recordings are definitely worth checking out. Few singers could work a ballad as well as Fitzgerald, and she had that ability right from the start.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/1999
  • Label: Recall Records Uk
  • UPC: 636551415729
  • Catalog Number: 157

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Ella Fitzgerald Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Charlie Shavers Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Sy Oliver Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Van Alexander Composer
Trummy Young Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Alan Feldman Composer
Will Hudson Composer
J.C. Johnson Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Stuff Smith Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Kenneth Harrison Composer
Alex Ogg Liner Notes
Harry Brooks Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Ernie Burnett Composer
Ford Dabney Composer
George Norton Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Harry Tobias Composer
Cecil Mack Composer
Sholom Secunda Composer
Al Siegel Composer
James Cavanaugh Composer
Kay Werner Composer
Tom Jones Composer
Sue Werner Composer
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