Early Years, Pt. 2 (1939-1941)

The Early Years, Pt. 2 (1939-1941)

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 
GRP on this two-CD set reissues 42 of the 69 recordings that Ella Fitzgerald cut during a two-and-one-half-year period. Not as valuable as the European Classics "complete" series, this set does give one a good introduction to the classic singer's music during a time when she led Chick Webb's Orchestra after

Overview

GRP on this two-CD set reissues 42 of the 69 recordings that Ella Fitzgerald cut during a two-and-one-half-year period. Not as valuable as the European Classics "complete" series, this set does give one a good introduction to the classic singer's music during a time when she led Chick Webb's Orchestra after the drummer's death. Highlights include "Undecided," "Don't Worry About Me," "Stairway to the Stars," "Taking a Chance on Love," "The One I Love" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"; the medium-tempo novelties are less significant. It is recommended to the more casual collector.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/1997
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0011105062329
catalogNumber:
623

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Undecided
  2. 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)
  3. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  4. Chew, Chew, Chew (Your Bubble Gum)
  5. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  6. If You Ever Change Your Mind
  7. Little White Lies
  8. Coochi-Coochi-Coo
  9. Betcha Nickel
  10. Stairway to the Stars
  11. I Want the Waiter (With the Water)
  12. Out of Nowhere
  13. My Last Goodbye
  14. Billy (I Always Dream of Billy)
  15. You're Gonna Lose Your Gal
  16. After I Say I'm Sorry
  17. Moonray
  18. Sugar Blues
  19. The Starlit Hour
  20. What's the Matter With Me?
  21. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home

Disc 2

  1. If It Weren't for You
  2. Imagination
  3. Deedle-De-Dum
  4. Shake Down the Stars
  5. Gulf Coast Blues
  6. Five O'Clock Whistle
  7. Louisville, K-Y
  8. Taking a Chance on Love
  9. Cabin in the Sky
  10. I'm the Lonesomest Gal in Town
  11. Three Little Words
  12. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
  13. The Muffin Man
  14. Keep Cool, Fool
  15. No Nothing
  16. My Man
  17. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
  18. I Must Have That Man!
  19. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  20. I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
  21. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals,Performing Ensemble
Eddie Barefield   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Chick Webb   Drums,Band
Jimmy Archey   Trombone
Bill Beason   Trumpet,Drums
Floyd Brady   Trombone
Garvin Bushell   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Wayman Carver   Flute,Trombone,Tenor Saxophone
Pete Clark   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Ella's Savoy Eight   Band
Tommy Fulford   Piano,Tenor Saxophone
Earl Hardy   Trombone
John Haughton   Trombone
Hilton Jefferson   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Johnson   Guitar
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
George Matthews   Trombone,Trumpet
John McConnell   Trombone
Teddy McRae   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Beverly Peer   Bass
Jesse Price   Drums
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Piano
Irving "Mouse" Randolph   Trumpet
Sam Simmons   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Stark   Trumpet
Nat Story   Trombone,Trumpet
John Trueheart   Guitar
Dick Vance   Trumpet
David Webb   Drums
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
McConnell   Trombone
Sandy Williams   Trombone,Trumpet
Bobby Stark   Trumpet
Chauncey Houghton   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bobby Johnson   Piano

Technical Credits

Chris Connor   Composer
Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Charlie Shavers   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Sy Oliver   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Dave Grusin   Programming
Kim Gannon   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Reissue Producer
John Latouche   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Larry Rosen   Programming
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Harry Von Tilzer   Composer
Albert Willemetz   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Terry Shand   Composer
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Alba Acevedo   Graphic Design
Jacques Charles   Composer
Channing Pollack   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Maurice Yvain   Composer
Paul Madison   Composer
Maurice Sigler   Composer
Ted Fetter   Composer
Lucy Fletcher   Composer
Charles Warfield   Composer
Mayme Watts   Composer
Kay Werner   Composer
Scott Johnson   Artwork,Art Direction
Artie Quenzer   Composer
James Kendis   Composer
Sue Werner   Composer
Gene Irwin   Composer
Doc Rhythm   Composer
Herman Paley   Composer

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