Enchanting Ella Fitzgerald: Live at Birdland, 1950-1952

The Enchanting Ella Fitzgerald: Live at Birdland, 1950-1952

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 
The music on this Baldwin Street CD was all previously unreleased. The great Ella Fitzgrald is heard during four radio broadcasts from Birdland, along with a few selections from the Apollo Theater and Basin Street. One broadcast is a bit odd because Ella was being heckled a bit by a noisy audience that wanted to hear some requests she was not planning on performing.

Overview

The music on this Baldwin Street CD was all previously unreleased. The great Ella Fitzgrald is heard during four radio broadcasts from Birdland, along with a few selections from the Apollo Theater and Basin Street. One broadcast is a bit odd because Ella was being heckled a bit by a noisy audience that wanted to hear some requests she was not planning on performing. Otherwise the minisets run pretty smooth with Ella (mostly accompanied by the Hank Jones Trio) heard in prime form on such numbers as "Flying Home," "How High the Moon," "Air Mail Special," "Lemon Drop," and a variety of ballads. The only real fault to this set are that the extensive and quite informative liner notes are rather microscopic. But overall this CD adds some light to a somewhat neglected period (her later Decca years) in Ella Fitzgerald's career.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Baldwin Street Music
UPC:
0776127118125
catalogNumber:
309
Rank:
255882

Tracks

  1. Old Mother Hubbard
  2. These Foolish Things
  3. In a Mellow Tone
  4. Flying Home
  5. Back in Your Own Backyard
  6. Jumpin' With Symphony Syd
  7. How High the Moon
  8. Show Me the Way to Get out of This World
  9. Angel Eyes
  10. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  11. Goody Goody
  12. Air Mail Special
  13. How High the Moon
  14. It's Only a Paper Moon
  15. Be Anything (But Be Mine)
  16. Preview
  17. You're Driving Me Crazy
  18. Lemon Drop
  19. The Frim Fram Sauce
  20. Imagination
  21. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  22. Someone to Watch over Me
  23. Jumpin' With Symphony Syd
  24. I Can't Get Started
  25. Later
  26. That Old Black Magic

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist
Terry Gibbs   Track Performer
Hank Jones   Track Performer
Don Abney   Track Performer
Sandy Block   Track Performer
Nelson Boyd   Track Performer
Jimmy Crawford   Track Performer
Roy Haynes   Track Performer
Clyde Lombardi   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tiny Bradshaw   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Jolson   Composer
George Wallington   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Clark   Composer
Redd Evans   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Dave Dreyer   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Joe Ricardel   Composer
Lance Martin   Art Direction
Billy Rose   Composer

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