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Legendary, Vol. 4
     

The Legendary, Vol. 4

by Ella Fitzgerald
 
The fourth in a five-volume series from the obscure British label Acrobat, The Legendary, Vol. 4 concentrates on the series of late-'30s and early-'40s sides recorded by Ella Fitzgerald just after she took over Chick Webb's Orchestra upon the leader's premature death. Early in her solo career Ella was recording a mix of

Overview

The fourth in a five-volume series from the obscure British label Acrobat, The Legendary, Vol. 4 concentrates on the series of late-'30s and early-'40s sides recorded by Ella Fitzgerald just after she took over Chick Webb's Orchestra upon the leader's premature death. Early in her solo career Ella was recording a mix of ballads and up-tempo material; while later in her career she would excel at both, the faster songs here are mostly novelties of small worth (forward to "My Wubba Dolly" for all the evidence you can handle). Highlights come with the wealth of ballad material, including "Stairway to the Stars," "Sugar Blues," and "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry." For the collectors who want all of her material, there's the excellent chronological series on Classics, while listeners new to Ella will far prefer a less exhausting collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/2002
Label:
Acrobat
UPC:
0824046510923
catalogNumber:
109
Rank:
300800

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Chick Webb   Drums
Jimmy Archey   Trombone
Bill Beason   Drums
Floyd Brady   Trombone
Garvin Bushell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Wayman Carver   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Pete Clark   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Fulford   Piano
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
George Matthews   Trombone
John McConnell   Trombone
Teddy McRae   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Beverly Peer   Baritone Saxophone
Irving "Mouse" Randolph   Trumpet
Sam Simmons   Tenor Saxophone
Nat Story   Trombone
John Trueheart   Guitar
Dick Vance   Trumpet
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Bobby Stark   Trumpet
Chauncey Houghton   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bobby Johnson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Abe Lyman   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Peter Gamble   Liner Notes
Kay Werner   Composer
James Kendis   Composer
Sue Werner   Composer
Gene Irwin   Composer
Herman Paley   Composer

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