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The Very Best of the Harold Arlen Songbook


Download links and information about The Very Best of the Harold Arlen Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 51:12 minutes.

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 2007
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 51:12
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No. Title Length
1. That Old Black Magic (1961 Version) 4:10
2. Come Rain or Come Shine 3:24
3. Stormy Weather 5:15
4. Let's Fall In Love 4:03
5. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) 3:57
6. It's Only a Paper Moon (1960 Version) 3:36
7. Get Happy 3:31
8. I've Got the World On a String (1960 Version) 4:52
9. Ding-Dong! the Witch Is Dead 3:17
10. Blues In the Night (1961 Version) 7:12
11. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive 3:39
12. Over the Rainbow 4:16



Harold Arlen was one of the most varied compositional talents of the early 20th century. A fan of blues and jazz who often wrote movie or Broadway songs to boot, he penned the ultimate down-in-the-depths saloon song, "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)," as well as the eternal optimist's anthem "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," and his work included serious subjects like "Stormy Weather" alongside The Wizard of Oz. When Ella Fitzgerald decided to make Arlen the subject of her sixth songbook, she made sure to include more than two dozen of Arlen's songs (it ended up a two-LP set). The Very Best of the Harold Arlen Song Book reprises 12 of those performances for those wishing to test the waters; it includes, of course, her versions of his major standards ("Stormy Weather," "That Old Black Magic," "Blues in the Night," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "I've Got the World on a String") with arrangements by Billy May, one of swing's best arrangers and conductors. Best of all is "Over the Rainbow," on which Ella adds a few rarely performed verses.