Legendary, Vol. 5

Legendary, Vol. 5

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 

The final disc in a five-volume series from the obscure British label Acrobat, The Legendary, Vol. 5 concentrates on the series of early-'40s sides recorded by Ella Fitzgerald after she assumed control of Chick Webb's Orchestra upon the leader's premature death. Early in her solo career Ella was recording a mix of balladsSee more details below

Overview

The final disc in a five-volume series from the obscure British label Acrobat, The Legendary, Vol. 5 concentrates on the series of early-'40s sides recorded by Ella Fitzgerald after she assumed control of 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 "Melinda the Mousie" for all the evidence you can handle), though she could swing in varying settings ("Stone Cold Dead in de Market," "Flying Home"). Highlights come with the wealth of ballad material, including "Taking a Chance on Love," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)." 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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/2002
Label:
Acrobat
UPC:
0824046511029
catalogNumber:
110

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Tracks

  1. Louisville, K-Y
  2. Taking a Chance on Love
  3. I'm the Lonesomest Gal in Town
  4. Three Little Words
  5. Hello Ma! I Done It Again
  6. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
  7. Keep Cool, Fool
  8. My Man
  9. I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
  10. I Must Have That Man!
  11. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  12. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  13. Melinda the Mousie
  14. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
  15. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall  -  Ink Spots
  16. It's Only a Paper Moon
  17. Flying Home  -  Vic Schoen & His Orchestra
  18. Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming)  - Louis Jordan
  19. Petootie Pie  - Louis Jordan
  20. That's Rich  -  Ella Fitzgerald & Her V-Disc Jumpers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Delta Rhythm Boys   Vocals
Buddy Rich   Drums
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Trigger Alpert   Bass
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
George Wettling   Drums
Wild Bill Davis   Piano
Buddy Weed   Piano
Moe Wechsler   Piano
Bill Beason   Drums
Eddie Byrd   Drums
Pete Clark   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Sid Cooper   Alto Saxophone
Rene Deknight   Piano
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Harold Feldman   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Fulford   Piano
Earl Hardy   Trombone
Carl Hogan   Guitar
Aaron Izenhall   Trumpet
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Irv Kluger   Drums
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
George Matthews   Trombone
John McConnell   Trombone
Teddy McRae   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Muzillo   Trumpet
Beverly Peer   Bass
Jesse Price   Drums
Irving "Mouse" Randolph   Trumpet
Sam Simmons   Tenor Saxophone
Jesse "Po" Simpkins   Bass
Dick Vance   Trumpet
Hy White   Guitar
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
William Pritchard   Trombone
Haig Stephens   Bass
Remo Palmieri   Guitar
Felix Giobbe   Bass
Sid Rubin   Tenor Saxophone
Louis Ruggiero   Trumpet
Chauncey Houghton   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Sy Oliver   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Wilmoth Houdini   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Harry Von Tilzer   Composer
Vic Schoen   Director
Peter Gamble   Liner Notes
Charlie Fuqua   Contributor
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Gene Irwin   Composer
Doc Rhythm   Composer

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