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Ella Sings Broadway


Download links and information about Ella Sings Broadway by Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 34:02 minutes.

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 1963
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 34:02
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No. Title Length
1. Hernando's Hideaway 3:19
2. If I Were a Bell 2:24
3. Warm All Over 2:48
4. Almost Like Being in Love 3:03
5. Dites-Moi 2:31
6. I Could Have Danced All Night 2:27
7. Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World 2:25
8. No Other Love 2:23
9. Steam Heat 3:29
10. Whatever Lola Wants 3:15
11. Guys and Dolls 2:46
12. Somebody Somewhere 3:12



Ella Fitzgerald combined forces with a studio orchestra conducted and arranged by Marty Paich for this 1962 studio session covering selections from hit Broadway productions, featuring compositions by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Adler & Ross, and Frank Loesser. While the arrangements feature brief ensemble passages, the songs are a vehicle for the singer and are deliberately brief. Surprisingly, few of these Broadway tunes became standards for jazz singers. "Hernando's Hideaway" found favor with Fitzgerald and she added it to her repertoire for time; this version is entertaining with a prominent role for the bass clarinet, though it is somewhat hampered by its rather mundane lyric. The campy "Steam Heat" is inevitably associated with Shirley McClaine, but Ella makes a good effort on a number that would be considered a misfit by most of her fans. "If I Were a Bell" is fairly swinging; while the swinging "Almost Like Being in Love" is clearly the gem of the date, although both songs feature a distracting backup vocal group that should have been omitted. Ella's enthusiasm and spirited vocals carry the day on this fun-filled CD.