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The Best of the Song Books


Download links and information about The Best of the Song Books by Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:02:34 minutes.

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 1993
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:02:34
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No. Title Length
1. Something's Gotta Give (featuring Nelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra) 2:35
2. Love Is Here to Stay (1959 Version) 3:55
3. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 7:04
4. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (1958 Version) 2:58
5. The Lady Is a Tramp (1956 Version) (featuring Buddy Bregman Orchestra) 3:24
6. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) [1957 Version] (featuring The Duke Ellington Orchestra) 6:15
7. Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today) [1956 Version] 3:03
8. 'S Wonderful (1959 Version) 3:30
9. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1961 Version) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 2:24
10. Love for Sale (featuring Buddy Bregman Orchestra) 5:54
11. They Can't Take That Away from Me (1959 Version) 3:11
12. Midnight Sun (1964 Version) 4:54
13. Hooray for Love (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 2:44
14. Why Was I Born? (featuring Nelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra) 3:46
15. Cotton Tail (1956 Version) 3:26
16. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye 3:31



Had Ella Fitzgerald stopped recording after the completion of her great American songbook cycle for Verve in the ‘50s, her legacy as one of America’s great jazz and pop singers would have still been secure. This material has tested the mettle of every saloon singer who’s come down the pike since, yet Fitzgerald’s readings of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Mercer, Kern, and Rodgers and Hart here remain the benchmark for all who’ve followed. If her Verve songbook anthologies skimmed the cream of those songwriters’ catalogs, this compilation essentially refines it into virtual musical confection. Sinatra may have frequently imbued this material with world-weary nuances, but Ella’s knack for infusing tunes like “Something’s Gotta Give” and  “S’ Wonderful” with her effusive jazz chops remains second to none, while her way with the gentler ballads only suggests how underrated her own ability to get to a song’s emotional core may have been.