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Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book

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Download links and information about Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book by Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 1960 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Classical genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 01:34:50 minutes.

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 1960
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Classical
Tracks: 32
Duration: 01:34:50
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Let's Face the Music and Dance (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:57
2. You're Laughing At Me (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:18
3. Let Yourself Go (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:20
4. You Can Have Him (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:47
5. Russian Lullaby 1:55
6. Puttin' On the Ritz 2:18
7. Get Thee Behind Me Satan (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:49
8. Alexander's Ragtime Band (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:43
9. Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:36
10. How About Me? (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:17
11. Cheek To Cheek (feat. Paul Weston and His Orchestra) 3:48
12. I Used To Be Color Blind (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:34
13. Lazy (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:40
14. How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky) (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:11
15. All By Myself (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:29
16. Remember (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:26
17. Supper Time (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:19
18. How's Chances? (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:48
19. Heat Wave 2:25
20. Isn't This a Lovely Day? (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:29
21. You Keep Coming Back Like a Song (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:35
22. Reaching For the Moon (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:18
23. Slumming On Park Avenue (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:24
24. The Song Is Ended (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:30
25. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:01
26. Now It Can Be Told (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:12
27. Always (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:09
28. It's a Lovely Day Today (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 2:28
29. Change Partners (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:18
30. No Strings (I'm Fancy Free) (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:03
31. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 3:00
32. Blue Skies (feat. Harry Edison) (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:43

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It is difficult to know where to begin when approaching an artist as wonderful as Ella Fitzgerald, especially when covering a revered recording like Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book from the late '50s. This set includes two CDs with 32 songs chosen from Berlin's collection of nearly 800 songs. These selections are perfectly suited for Fitzgerald's voice and her romantic sensibility; they are happy, occasionally sad, and full of swinging rhythm. A few of these songs — "Cheek to Cheek," "Puttin' on the Ritz," and "Blue Skies" — will be most familiar; others, "Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails," "Russian Lullaby," and "All By Myself" are as memorable but perhaps less known. Choices like "Isn't This a Lovely Day?" feature everything a listener would want in a song: intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies, and a strong emotional center. To say that Fitzgerald is in good voice for these recordings would be an understatement; her presentation here is simply regal. It should be pointed out that these two- and three-minute tunes are tightly arranged, and don't allow the freedom of extended scat singing as on Ella in Berlin. The arrangements are also lovely, featuring the tasteful support of Paul Weston & His Orchestra, which never overpowers Fitzgerald. Such songs as "Cheek to Cheek" and "How Deep Is the Ocean?" — the standards that once dominated singers' repertoires — seem absent from today's musical scene. That may be unfortunate, but they continue to live healthy lives in recordings like this one. For fans who have enjoyed other songbook recordings, this reissue is a must-have; for those unfamiliar with Fitzgerald's songbook work, this is an excellent place to start. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr., Rovi