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Ken Burns's Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald


Download links and information about Ken Burns's Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald by Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:10:21 minutes.

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 2000
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:10:21
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No. Title Length
1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket (1938 Single Version) (featuring Chick Webb, Chick Webb And His Orchestra) 2:40
2. Vote for Mister Rhythm (featuring Chick Webb, Chick Webb And His Orchestra) 2:27
3. Betcha Nickel (Single) 2:55
4. Flying Home (Take B) (featuring Vic Schoen And His Orchestra, Vic Schoen) 2:30
5. Nice Work If You Can Get It 2:38
6. Smooth Sailing (1951 Version) 3:07
7. Lullaby of Birdland (1954 Studio Version) (featuring Sy Oliver, Sy Oliver And His Orchestra) 2:52
8. Night and Day 3:06
9. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 4:12
10. Sophisticated Lady 5:22
11. Oh, Lady Be Good (Live 1957 Shrine Auditorium) 4:02
12. Blue Skies (1958 Stereo Version) (featuring Paul Weston And His Orchestra, Paul Weston) 3:45
13. Mack the Knife (Live 1960 West Berlin) 4:43
14. How High the Moon (Live 1960 West Berlin) 7:04
15. Blues in the Night (1961 Version) 7:12
16. You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) [Live 1961 Hollywood] 4:05
17. A Night in Tunisia 4:09
18. Shiny Stockings (featuring Count Basie) 3:32



With cooperation from the Verve and Columbia Legacy catalogs, the Ken Burns Jazz series on CD individually spotlights the musical excellence of 22 jazz originators whose careers and influence are explored in Burns' PBS documentary Jazz. It's quite a stretch to compile the roughly seven-decade career of Ella Fitzgerald in 18 tracks, though this collection does an admirable job. The highlights start in 1938 with the Chick Webb Orchestra on "A-Tisket A-Tasket" and "Vote for Mr. Rhythm," and continue with one track from the '40s ("Flying Home") and eight tracks from the '50s (including her essential interpretations from the great American songbook and a duet with Louis Armstrong). The disc concludes with highlights from the early '60s, including "Mack the Knife," "How High the Moon," and "Shiny Stockings," a Count Basie date on Verve. While it's impossible to sum up the history of Ella on a single disc, the highlights on Ken Burns Jazz should make the novice listener interested enough to continue searching out more material. Taken in that context, this compilation performs its function; however, it contains nothing for aficionados.