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Something to Live For


Download links and information about Something to Live For by Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 30 tracks with total duration of 01:49:21 minutes.

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 1999
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 30
Duration: 01:49:21
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No. Title Length
1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket (featuring Chick Webb, Chick Webb And His Orchestra) 2:40
2. You Showed Me the Way (featuring Chick Webb And His Orchestra) 3:18
3. Stairway to the Stars 3:20
4. How High the Moon (featuring Lionel Hampton) 3:16
5. Perdido (Live At Carnegie Hall 1949) (featuring Charlie Parker) 8:45
6. Can Anyone Explain? (featuring Sy Oliver, Louis Armstrong) 3:12
7. Ella's Contribution to the Blues 2:34
8. But Not for Me (featuring Ellis Larkins) 3:15
9. Thanks for the Memory 2:29
10. Ridin' High (featuring Buddy Bregman Orchestra) 3:24
11. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye 3:35
12. Angel Eyes 3:23
13. Goody, Goody 2:31
14. Oh, Lady Be Good! (Live At Shrine Auditorium 1957) 4:01
15. The Lady Is a Tramp (featuring Buddy Bregman Orchestra) 3:21
16. Body and Soul (Live At Newport 1957) 4:28
17. Airmail Special (Live At Newport 1957) 3:50
18. Midnight Sun 3:55
19. Summertime (Live Juan-les-Pins 7/28/64) 2:51
20. Mack the Knife (Live West Berlin 1960) 4:40
21. Misty 2:51
22. The Man I Love 3:50
23. You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) [Live At the Crescendo] 4:03
24. 'Round Midnight 3:27
25. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home 3:23
26. Yesterdays (featuring Nelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra) 2:50
27. Lover Man 4:20
28. Duke's Place (featuring Duke Ellington) 4:10
29. Sweet Georgia Brown (Live Côte d'Azur 7/29/66) (featuring Jimmy Jones Trio, The Duke Ellington Orchestra) 3:30
30. Something to Live For (Live Côte d'Azur 7/29/66) (featuring Jimmy Jones Trio, The Duke Ellington Orchestra) 4:09



Ella Fitzgerald recorded so much, and so much of what she recorded was so good, that the notion of one album summing her up is all but ludicrous. That said, this two-disc set, a companion to a television documentary by the same title, comes the closest of any album so far. It is the first album to span the two most important eras of her recordings, the Decca years, 1935-1955, and the Verve years, 1956-1966. The eight Decca performances include Fitzgerald's first big hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"; the 1947 scat masterpiece "How High the Moon"; and a selection from the voice-and-piano album Ella Sings Gershwin, "But Not for Me," which foreshadowed the singer's songbook albums of the late '50s and '60s. The Verve recordings get their official start with the appropriate inclusion of "Ridin' High" from 1956's Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book, one of five selections from the celebrated songbook albums. The rest of the choices are gems from Fitzgerald's career, including some stunning scat features, notably a version of "Airmail Special" from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. The memorable 1960 Berlin performance of "Mack the Knife," with its improvised lyrics, is included, as is a live 1962 recording of "Bill Bailey" which finds this uncanny mimic doing impressions of Della Reese and Pearl Bailey. The uptempo material is offset with some wonderful ballads, among them a version of "Angel Eyes" with only Barney Kessel providing a guitar accompaniment. Fitzgerald fans could cite dozens (if not hundreds) of other stellar performances, many of them from after the 1966 cut-off point of this album, but this is the first time such a long period of Fitzgerald's career has been captured on a single album. Many of the recordings that nearly all fans would agree rank among her best are here.