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Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964)

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 13 Tracks | 43:11 | 110 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve

Along with her Rodgers and Hart collection, this is one of the best of Ella Fitzgerald's songbooks. Fitzgerald's assured and elegant voice is a perfect match for Mercer's urbane lyrics and Nelson Riddle's supple arrangements. In light of this decorous setting, it's not surprising that Mercer's swagger-heavy numbers like "I Wanna Be Around" and "One More For My Baby" are skipped in favor of more poised selections such as "Early Autumn" and "Skylark." Even traditionally hard-swinging numbers such as "Day In Day Out" and "Something's Gotta Give" are kept in…
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959) {4CD Box Set Verve 539 759-2 rel 1998}

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959) {4CD Box Set Verve 539 759-2 rel 1998}
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© 1959, 1998 Verve / PolyGram | 539 759-2 | Verve Master Edition | 20bit remaster
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

During the late '50s, Ella Fitzgerald continued her Song Book records with Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, releasing a series of albums featuring 59 songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. Those songs, plus alternate takes, were combined on a four-disc box set, Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, in 1998. These performances are easily among Fitzgerald's very best, and for any serious fan, this is the ideal place to acquire the recordings, since the sound and presentation are equally classy and impressive.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 [4CD Set] (1996) {GRP Records}

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings 1938-1955 [4CD Set] (1996) {GRP Records}
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© 1996 GRP Records / Decca / MCA | GRP 46482
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop / Standards / Swing

The four-CD retrospective The Legendary Decca Recordings represented both an attempt to present the essence of Ella Fitzgerald's two-decade tenure at Decca Records and to defend that period against the conventional wisdom that not until she moved to Verve Records in the mid-'50s was her talent given full rein. Divided into four sections, the collection began with "The Very Best of Ella," not exactly a greatest-hits set, though it started with her first big hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," and included such chart successes as "Undecided," "Cow-Cow Boogie," and "Stone Cold Dead in the Market."
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book (1958/2013) [24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 91:08 minutes | 4,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Released in 1958, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook features arrangements by Paul Weston. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for ALbum of the Year at the inaugural Grammy Awards. Fitzgerald won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Female.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book (1957/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book (1957/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 115:00 minutes | 4,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Dubbed the First Lady of Jazz, multi-GRAMMY winner Ella Fitzgerald was a celebrated interpreter of the Great American Songbook. The vocalist showcases her multifaceted talents on this collection from the Rodgers and Hart’s repertoire. The pair was responsible for some of music’s greatest songs with their striking melodies and compelling lyrics. The recording, inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, features the standards “My Funny Valentine,” “The Lady Is A Tramp,” “It Never Entered My Mind,” “Blue Moon,” “You Took Advantage of Me,” “Manhattan” and “Where Or When.” The album is confirmation of Fitzgerald’s undeniable genius and a testament to why she is one of music’s greatest singers, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (1956/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:50 minutes | 2,57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Long considered a jewel in Verve Records' very impressive crown, Fitzgerald's songbook collections of various composers–a series that was started by the success of this set–are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter's erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these Porter sets offer her most realized pop performances. Also, the gold remastering does a fine job of bringing out the nuances in the arrangements, making this a treasure for the serious collector and the casual listener alike. A true American music gem.
Ella Fitzgerald With Jackie Davis And Louie Bellson ‎- Lady Time (1978)

Ella Fitzgerald With Jackie Davis And Louie Bellson ‎- Lady Time (1978)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 1:12:20 | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | Label: Pablo Records

This CD places Ella Fitzgerald (then 60) in an unusual setting. Joined only by organist Jackie Davis and drummer Louie Bellson, she tackles a wide variety of material that ranges from "I'm Walkin'" and "I Cried for You" to "Mack the Knife" (which did not need to be remade) and "And the Angels Sing." Not one of her more essential releases, Lady Time does show that even at this fairly late stage in her career, Ella Fitzgerald could outswing just about anyone…
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:25 minutes | 1,93 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

Recorded in 1964, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book was recorded at Radio Recorders Studio 10-H in Los Angeles, California with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. The album was the only songbook collection Ella recorded that concentrates on the work of a lyricist instead of a composer. Riddle created wonderfully lush arrangements, and the album was Ella's fifth and final collaboration with the conductor and arranger during her years on the Verve label.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 172:55 minutes | 8,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of the benchmark records in jazz and in the Ella Fitzgerald catalog. The Duke Ellington Songbook features a wonderful selection interpreted splendidly by one of the all time great voices in music. It was the first of a series of recordings by the prolific pair. Ellington's performances both at piano and directing orchestra are outstanding. This is beautifully balanced by the sweet and luscious delivery of Fitzgerald on the classics "Take The A Train," "Solitude," "I'm Just A Lucky So and So," and "Caravan." The album featured a number of legendary performers including Paul Gonsalves, Ben Webster, Ray Nance, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Billy Strayhorn, Barney Kessel, Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Woodyard and many more. The Duke Ellington Songbook is a true must have for any jazz fan.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:25 minutes | 1,93 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded in 1964, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book was recorded at Radio Recorders Studio 10-H in Los Angeles, California with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. The album was the only songbook collection Ella recorded that concentrates on the work of a lyricist instead of a composer. Riddle created wonderfully lush arrangements, and the album was Ella's fifth and final collaboration with the conductor and arranger during her years on the Verve label.