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

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2000
  • Label: Baldwin Street Music
  • UPC: 776127118125
  • Catalog Number: 309
  • Sales rank: 113,603

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Old Mother Hubbard - Ray Brown (1:43)
  2. 2 These Foolish Things - Ray Brown (3:30)
  3. 3 In a Mellow Tone - Ray Brown (2:05)
  4. 4 Flying Home - Charlie Smith (2:47)
  5. 5 Back in Your Own Backyard - Ray Brown (1:31)
  6. 6 Jumpin' With Symphony Syd - Ray Brown (1:54)
  7. 7 How High the Moon - Ray Brown (3:56)
  8. 8 Show Me the Way to Get out of This World - Jimmy Crawford (2:42)
  9. 9 Angel Eyes - Jimmy Crawford (4:18)
  10. 10 Walkin' My Baby Back Home - Jimmy Crawford (3:08)
  11. 11 Goody Goody - Jimmy Crawford (2:37)
  12. 12 Air Mail Special - Jimmy Crawford (2:28)
  13. 13 How High the Moon - Don Elliot (4:46)
  14. 14 It's Only a Paper Moon - Roy Haynes (2:41)
  15. 15 Be Anything (But Be Mine) - Roy Haynes (2:53)
  16. 16 Preview - Roy Haynes (2:46)
  17. 17 You're Driving Me Crazy - Roy Haynes (3:44)
  18. 18 Lemon Drop - Roy Haynes (2:08)
  19. 19 The Frim Fram Sauce - Roy Haynes (3:59)
  20. 20 Imagination - Jimmy Smith (2:59)
  21. 21 How Long Has This Been Going On? - Clyde Lombardi (4:19)
  22. 22 Someone to Watch over Me - Jimmy Smith (3:12)
  23. 23 Jumpin' With Symphony Syd - Clyde Lombardi (2:55)
  24. 24 I Can't Get Started - Ray Tunia (3:45)
  25. 25 Later (2:43)
  26. 26 That Old Black Magic (2:04)
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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
Al Jolson Composer
George Wallington Composer
Lester Young Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Les 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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