Best of the Songbooks: The Ballads

Best of the Songbooks: The Ballads

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by Ella Fitzgerald

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Polygram Records


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Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Buddy Collette   Flute,Woodwind
Buddy DeFranco   Clarinet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Billy May   Conductor
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Ted Nash   Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank   Flute
Paul Smith   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Lou Levy   Piano
Abe Most   Clarinet
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Woode   Bass
Buddy Bregman   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Corky Hale   Harp
Bob Bain   Guitar
Felix Slatkin   Violin
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Victor Arno   Violin
Israel Baker   Violin
Norman Benno   Oboe
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Milt Bernhart   Trombone,Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
John Cave   French Horn
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Joe Comfort   Bass
Irving Cottler   Drums
James A. Decker   French Horn
Alvin Dinkin   Viola
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Walter Edelstein   Violin
Frank Flynn   Drums
Jacques Gasselin   Violin
Chuck Gentry   Bassoon,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
James Getzoff   Violin
Benny Gill   Violin
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Milt Holland   Glockenspiel,Marimbas,Background Vocals,Xylophone,Timpani
Kathyrine Julye   Harp
Armand Karpoff   Cello
Louis Kievman   Viola
Harry Klee   Flute,Woodwind
Joe Koch   Woodwind
Ray Kramer   Cello
Dan Lube   Violin
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Vito Mangano   Trumpet
Wilfred Middlebrooks   Bass
Dick Nash   Trombone
George Neikrug   Cello
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Erno Neufeld   Violin
Lou Raderman   Violin
Emil Radocchia   Percussion
Bill Richmond   Drums
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Paul Robyn   Viola
Nathan Ross   Violin
Mischa Russell   Violin,Concert Master
John Sanders   Trombone
Wilbur Schwartz   Flute,Woodwind
George Seaberg   Trumpet
Tommy Shepard   Trombone
Shorty Sherock   Trumpet
Paul Shure   Violin
Stuff Smith   Violin
Marshall Sosson   Violin
David Sterkin   Viola
Ann Mason Stockton   Harp
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Champ Webb   Woodwind
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Alex Beller   Violin
William Hinshaw   French Horn
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Victor Bay   Violin
Murray Kellner   Violin
Richard L. Noel   Trombone
Kurt Reher   Cello
Barbara Simons   Viola
Lloyd W. Hildebrand   Bassoon
Arnold Koblentz   English Horn,Oboe
Karl de Karske   Bass Trombone
Dale McMickle   Trumpet
Joe Stepansky   Violin
Billy May Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Carroll Lewis   Trumpet
Howard Terry   Bassoon
Sidney Sharp   Violin
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
James Arkatov   Cello
Veryle Brilhart   Harp
Elizabeth Greenschpoon   Cello
Seymour Schoneberg   Oboe
Alex Neimann   Viola
Henry Hill   Violin

Technical Credits

Buddy Bregman   Arranger
Norman Granz   Producer
Duke Ellington   Contributor
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Walter Sheets   Arranger
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Arranger
James Gavin   Liner Notes

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The Best of the Songbooks: The Ballads 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
winmichigan More than 1 year ago
Love her voice. I listen while at work and it makes even the worst tasks not so bad. Such a mellow collection of familiar songs. Can't wait to sit in my garden while playing this wonderful music.