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War Years
     

The War Years

by Ella Fitzgerald
 
Covering an important six-year period in Ella Fitzgerald's career, this two-CD set contains some of the highlights of the period as she develops from a top big-band singer into a masterful jazz improviser. Although one wishes that this survey were "complete," the 43 selections do feature Fitzgerald in a wide variety of settings, including with small groups,

Overview

Covering an important six-year period in Ella Fitzgerald's career, this two-CD set contains some of the highlights of the period as she develops from a top big-band singer into a masterful jazz improviser. Although one wishes that this survey were "complete," the 43 selections do feature Fitzgerald in a wide variety of settings, including with small groups, collaborating with The Ink Spots, the Delta Rhythm Boys Louis Jordan, Louis Armstrong and fronting various studio groups. Most of her hits from the period are here along with previously unissued alternate takes of "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Flying Home" and two of "How High the Moon," making this a strong introduction to her early years.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/1994
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105062824
catalogNumber:
628

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Doggett   Piano
Will Bradley   Trombone
Eddie Heywood   Piano
Trigger Alpert   Bass
Eddie Barefield   Alto Saxophone
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Cozy Cole   Drums
Bob Haggart   Bass,Conductor
George Wettling   Drums
Stan Freeman   Piano
Moe Wechsler   Piano
Randy Brooks   Trumpet
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet
Bill Beason   Drums
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass
Eddie Byrd   Drums
Ernie Caceres   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Caine   Alto Saxophone
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Sid Cooper   Alto Saxophone
Ernie Englund   Trumpet
Morey Feld   Drums
Tommy Fulford   Piano
Leonard Graham   Trumpet
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Carl Hogan   Guitar
Aaron Izenhall   Trumpet
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Irv Kluger   Drums
George Koenig   Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle   Piano
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
Teddy McRae   Tenor Saxophone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Payne   Drums
Beverly Peer   Bass
Danny Perri   Guitar
Jimmy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Keg Purnell   Drums
Hymie Schertzer   Tenor Saxophone
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Drums
Jimmy Shirley   Guitar
Bill Stegmeyer   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Hy White   Guitar
Harry Dial   Percussion
Vic Lourie   Percussion
Jack Greenberg   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Peck   Trumpet
William Pritchard   Trombone
Jack Satterfield   Trombone
Seymour Shaffer   Trombone
Harry Brooks   Trombone
John Lesko   Tenor Saxophone
Haig Stephens   Bass
Milton Chatz   Baritone Saxophone
Felix Giobbe   Bass
Louis Ruggiero   Trumpet
Art Drellinger   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Shorty Allen   Piano
Alfonso King   Trombone
Bill Furness   Piano
John McGhee   Trumpet
Stuart Anderson   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Bob Haggart   Arranger
Wilmoth Houdini   Composer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Milt Gabler   Producer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
John Lange   Composer
Billy Reid   Composer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Bill Kenny   Contributor
Johnny Long   Contributor
Gino Falzarano   Annotation
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Anita Leonard   Composer
Richard Loring   Composer
Stan Rhodes   Composer
Barbara Belle   Composer
Seymour Miller   Composer
Melvin Wettergreen   Composer

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