The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
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- Released: August 26, 1997
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Polygram Records
- 1.Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
- 2.Love Is Here to Stay
- 3.The Nearness of You
- 4.Stars Fell on Alabama
- 5.Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
- 6.They Can't Take That Away from Me
- 7.Autumn in New York
- 10.Stompin' at the Savoy
- 11.Under a Blanket of Blue
- 12.I Wants to Stay Here
- 13.I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
- 14.There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
- 15.You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
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Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Russell Garcia (conductor, arranger); Trummy Young (trombone); Edmond Hall (clarinet); Billy Kyle, Oscar Peterson (piano); Herb Ellis (guitar); Ray Brown, Dale Jones (bass); Louie Bellson, Buddy Rich, Barrett Deems (drums).
Principally recorded at Capitol Studios, The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California from August 15, 1956 - August 28, 1957. Includes liner notes by William Ruhlmann.
Adapter: Deborah Hay.
Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Herb Ellis (guitar); Edmond Hall (clarinet); Tommy Young (trombone); Oscar Peterson, Billy Kyle (piano); Louie Bellson, Barrett Deems, Buddy Rich (drums).
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Holly, CA (08/26/1956-08/28/1957); Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (08/26/1956-08/28/1957); Los Angeles, CA (08/26/1956-08/28/1957).
Editor: Peter Pullman.
Photographer: Phil Stern.
Unknown Contributor Role: Russell Garcia .
Arranger: Russell Garcia .
From August 1956 to August 1957, legendary jazz producer Norman Granz oversaw several recording sessions and a handful of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl starring two of the finest singers in jazz history, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Fitzgerald was at the peak of her powers at the time, having clearly defined herself as the best female singer in jazz. Armstrong was comfortably settling into his Grand Old Man of Jazz role by this point, trading hot swing and fiery trumpet solos for genial, good-humored vocalizing.
Still, Armstrong was never one to back off from a challenge, and he holds his own divinely against the younger singer. Fitzgerald was Armstrong's only rival as a scat singer, and so nearly every track here dissolves into impressive competing scat solos. Fans of scat singing will rejoice.
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