Ella Fitzgerald Romance and Rhythm (4-CD)

Romance and Rhythm (4-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: August 17, 2004
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Proper Box Uk

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Love and Kisses
  • 2.My Melancholy Baby
  • 3.All My Life
  • 4.Sing Me a Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)
  • 5.(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It
  • 6.Goodnight My Love
  • 7.Oh Yes, Take Another Guess
  • 8.Did You Mean It?
  • 9.Organ Grinder's Swing
  • 10.Darktown Strutters' Ball
  • 11.Big Boy Blue
  • 12.Dedicated to You
  • 13.All Over Nothing at All
  • 14.If You Ever Should Leave
  • 15.I Got a Guy
  • 16.Rock It for Me
  • 17.I Want to Be Happy
  • 18.Dipsy Doodle
  • 19.If Dreams Come True
  • 20.Hallellujah!
  • 21.It's Wonderful
  • 22.I Was Doing All Right
  • 23.A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  • 24.If You Only Knew
  • 25.Ella

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.F.D.R. Jones
  • 2.I Found My Yellow Basket
  • 3.Undecided
  • 4.Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That Cha Do It)
  • 5.My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • 6.Chew-Chew-Chew (Your Bubble Gum)
  • 7.Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  • 8.If Anything Happened to You
  • 9.If You Ever Change Your Mind
  • 10.Little White Lies
  • 11.Stairway to the Stars
  • 12.I Want the Waiter (With the Water)
  • 13.Out of Nowhere
  • 14.You're Gonna Lose Your Gal
  • 15.Moon Ray
  • 16.Sugar Blues
  • 17.Starlit Hour
  • 18.What's the Matter with Me?
  • 19.Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?
  • 20.If It Weren't for You
  • 21.Sing Song Swing
  • 22.Imagination
  • 23.Deedle-De-Dum
  • 24.Shake Down the Stars
  • 25.Gulf Coast Blues

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Five O'Clock Whistle
  • 2.Louisville K-Y
  • 3.Taking a Chance on Love
  • 4.Cabin in the Sky
  • 5.I'm the Lonesomest Gal in Town
  • 6.Three Little Words
  • 7.Hello Ma! I Done It Again
  • 8.One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
  • 9.My Man
  • 10.I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
  • 11.I Must Have That Man
  • 12.When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  • 13.I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  • 14.Can't Help Lovin' That Man
  • 15.Jim
  • 16.This Love of Mine
  • 17.Somebody Nobody Loves
  • 18.Make Love to Me
  • 19.Mama Come Home
  • 20.He's My Guy
  • 21.Cow Cow Boogie
  • 22.Once Too Often [From Pin-Up Girl]
  • 23.Time Alone Will Tell
  • 24.Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  • 25.And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 2.It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 3.Flying Home
  • 4.Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming)
  • 5.You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
  • 6.Frim Fram Sauce
  • 7.Sentimental Journey
  • 8.Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 9.Robbin's Nest
  • 10.How High the Moon
  • 11.Baby It's Cold Outside
  • 12.Basin Street Blues
  • 13.Don'cha Go 'Way Mad
  • 14.Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 15.Looking for a Boy
  • 16.My One and Only
  • 17.How Long Has This Been Going On
  • 18.I've Got a Crush on You
  • 19.But Not for Me
  • 20.Soon
  • 21.Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 22.Maybe
  • 23.Smooth Sailing
  • 24.Airmail Special
  • 25.Rough Ridin'

Product Description:

Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Taft Jordan (vocals, trumpet); Charlie Fuqua, John H.R. Mills, Donald Mills, Harry Mills, The Ray Charles Singers, Bill Kenny , Herbert Mills (vocals); John Trueheart (guitar, banjo); Danny Perri, Everett Barksdale, Ulysses Livingston, Hy White, Slim Furness, Bernie Mackay, Rene Deknight, Allan Reuss, Bernard Addison, Bobby Johnson (guitar); Wayman Carver (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Garvin Bushell (clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Eddie Barefield, Chauncey Houghton, Jerry Blake, Bill Stegmeyer (clarinet, alto saxophone); Benny Goodman, Hank D'Amico (clarinet); George Koenig, Bill DePew, Edgar Sampson, Hilton Jefferson, Sid Cooper, George Dorsey, Hymie Schertzer, Milt Yaner (alto saxophone); Teddy McRae (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trombone); Arthur Rollini, Sid Rubin, Frank Ludwig, Elmer "Skippy" Williams, Eddie Johnson's Crackerjacks, Jack Greenberg, Sam Simmons, Jerry Jerome, Vido Musso, Al Klink, Josh Jackson, Harold Feldman, Art Drellinger (tenor saxophone); Ernie Caceres, Milton Schatz (baritone saxophone); Sandy Williams (trumpet, trombone); Chris Griffin , Gordon Griffin, Andrew Ferretti, Ralph Muzillo, Tony Faso, Reunald Jones, Louis Ruggiero, Frankie Newton, Irving "Mouse" Randolph, Leonard Graham, Aaron Izenhall, Mario BauzĀ , Paul Webster, Ziggy Elman, Billy Butterfield, Zeke Zarchy, Johnny McGhee, Bob Peck, Dick Vance, Bobby Stark , Bernie Privin (trumpet); Nat Story, Henderson Chambers, Alfonso King, William Pritchard, John Haughton, Floyd Brady, Freddie Ohms, Jack Satterfield, Earl Hardy, Jimmy Archey, John Kirby , John McConnell, Murray McEachern, Will Bradley, Benny Morton, George Matthews , Claude Jones, Red Ballard (trombone); Bill Doggett (piano, organ); Tommy Fulford, Bill Furness, Eddie Heywood, Hank Jones , Moe Wechsler, Jess Stacy, Joe Bushkin, Roger "Ram" Ramirez, Stan Freeman, Billy Kyle , Bill Davis (piano); Chick Webb , Cozy Cole, Gene Krupa, George Wettling, Eddie Byrd, Irv Kluger, J.C. Heard , William Purnell, Jesse Price, Jimmy Crawford , Kenny Clarke, Morey Feld, Bill Beason, Rudy Traylor, Johnny Blowers (drums); Vic Lourie (claves); Harry Dial's Blusicians (maracas); Dick Jacobs (bells); Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Ellis Larkins (piano); Chick Webb & His Orchestra.
Liner Note Author: Joop Visser.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (06/12/1935-01/04/1952); Los Angeles, CA (06/12/1935-01/04/1952); New York, NY (06/12/1935-01/04/1952).
Arrangers: Fletcher Henderson; Jimmy Mundy; Sy Oliver.
The four-disc Ella Fitzgerald box set released by Proper is one of the most complete assessments of her early career, with 100 songs taking listeners from her debut with the orchestra of Chick Webb in 1935 all the way to the end of her Decca contract in 1952. (As fans will know, this set says nothing about the wonderful things she was about to accomplish with the Verve label in the '50s and '60s.) During her Webb and Decca years, Ella performed a mixture of light novelties and sturdy standards (or soon-to-be standards), with the dreaded novelties ("A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "Stone Cold Dead in the Market [He Had It Coming]") usually paying the way for the songs she liked to sing (and her fans liked to hear). Although her prewar and postwar period is often maligned, or unfairly compared to her later standard of excellence, Ella (like Billie Holiday) was able to spin gold -- or at least silver -- out of nearly everything she recorded. An added bonus is Decca's pairing of her with their other stars of the period, like Louis Armstrong, the Ink Spots, and Louis Jordan. ~ John Bush

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