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The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong On Verve


Download links and information about The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong On Verve by Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 47 tracks with total duration of 03:37:55 minutes.

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 1997
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 47
Duration: 03:37:55
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No. Title Length
1. Can't We Be Friends? 3:47
2. Isn't This a Lovely Day? 6:17
3. Moonlight In Vermont 3:43
4. They Can't Take That Away from Me 4:40
5. Under a Blanket of Blue 4:18
6. Tenderly 5:08
7. A Foggy Day (1956 Version) 4:34
8. Stars Fell On Alabama 3:35
9. Cheek to Cheek 5:54
10. The Nearness of You 5:42
11. April In Paris (1956 Version) 6:36
12. Don't Be That Way 5:01
13. Makin' Whoopee 3:59
14. They All Laughed 3:50
15. Comes Love 2:28
16. Autumn In New York 5:57
17. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) (featuring Louis Armstrong) 8:44
18. Stompin' At the Savoy 5:16
19. I Won't Dance 4:47
20. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You? 4:15
21. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 4:15
22. These Foolish Things 7:40
23. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (1956 Version) 3:12
24. Willow Weep for Me (featuring Louis Armstrong) 4:21
25. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket 3:28
26. A Fine Romance (1957 Version) 3:55
27. Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good) [1957 Version] 3:45
28. Love Is Here to Stay 4:01
29. I Get a Kick Out of You (featuring Louis Armstrong) 4:20
30. Learnin' the Blues 7:10
31. You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) 3:53
32. Undecided (Live Hollywood Bowl 1956) 3:39
33. Porgy and Bess: Overture (featuring Russell Garcia, Louis Armstrong) 10:49
34. Summertime (featuring Louis Armstrong) 4:59
35. I Wants to Stay Here 4:35
36. My Man's Gone Now (featuring Russell Garcia) 4:00
37. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (featuring Russell Garcia) 3:51
38. The Buzzard Song (featuring Russell Garcia) 2:56
39. Bess, You Is My Woman Now 5:27
40. It Ain't Necessarily So 6:33
41. What You Want Wid Bess? (featuring Russell Garcia) 1:59
42. A Woman Is a Sometime Thing (featuring Russell Garcia, Louis Armstrong) 4:46
43. Oh, Doctor Jesus (featuring Russell Garcia) 1:58
44. Porgy and Bess Medley: Here Come de Honey Man / Crab Man / Oh, Dey's So Fresh and Fine (featuring Russell Garcia, Louis Armstrong) 3:27
45. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York (featuring Russell Garcia, Louis Armstrong) 4:53
46. Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (featuring Russell Garcia, Louis Armstrong) 2:35
47. Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way (featuring Russell Garcia, Louis Armstrong) 2:57



Almost all of these summit meetings have been in print virtually since CDs first appeared in listeners' lives, but never in one package. Here, you get all of Ella and Louis, the double-album sets Ella and Louis Again and Porgy and Bess, and two live tracks recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in 1956 — all in an unusual three-CD album that partially unfolds into an accordion-file (what will Verve's inventive packaging wizards think of next?). There are two booklets, one of which contains a rare recent interview with producer Norman Granz, and the other the notes from the original albums. Of the two wonderfully relaxed Ella and Louis albums, with their Oscar Peterson-driven rhythm quartets, the sequel seems a more diverse, more involving collection, although Satch doesn't play as much trumpet on Again as he does on the first album. Also, the two go it alone on several tracks, but one is not at all inconvenienced by the inclusion of solo gems like Armstrong's sly catalog of intercouplings on "Let's Do It." The Porgy session is an entirely different creature — a big, formal presentation with Russ Garcia's lush yet atmospheric and even powerful orchestrations, reverberant sound (normally a Granz no-no), grandly moving vocal performances by the two, and a handful of tremendous trumpet solos from Pops. Alas, no unissued tracks turn up here, and of course, MCA still controls all of the earlier Decca duets (hence the disclaimer "Complete on Verve") — so veteran Ella/Louis collectors may opt to hang on to earlier issues. But for those who don't have everything, this is irresistible. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi