Ella Fitzgerald Things Ain't What They Used To Be
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Reprise 6432 (1971)
Description by OLDIES.com:
"The First Lady of Song" is presented here on this fantastic 1971 album. Originally released by Reprise, this album features the legendary singer belting out such tunes as "Manteca" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."
- 2.Mas Que Nada
- 3.A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme)
- 4.Days Of Wine And Roses
- 5.Black Coffee
- 6.Tuxedo Junction
- 7.I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- 8.Don't Dream Of Anybody But Me
- 9.Things Ain't What They Used To Be
- 10.Willow Weep For Me
- 12.Just When We'Re Falling In Love
Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Ella Fitzgerald; Dennis Budamir (guitar); Ernie Watts, Anthony Ortega, William Green (flute, piccolo); Marshall Royal (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone); Henry DeVega (alto saxophone); Ray Bojorquez, Harold Land (tenor saxophone); Richard Aplanalp (baritone saxophone); Larry McGuire, Alex Rodriquez, Harry "Sweets" Edison , Bobby Bryant , Paul Hubinon (trumpet); Arthur Maebe (French horn); William Tole, Alexander Thomas, J.J. Johnson , Thurman Green, Michael Wimberly, James Cleveland, Britt Woodman (trombone); Francisco DeSouza, Francisco Desouzaq, Modesto Duran (congas, bongos); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Joe Sample (organ, keyboards); Victor Feldman (vibraphone); Louie Bellson (drums).
Liner Note Author: Norman Granz.
Photographer: Ed Thrasher.
Unknown Contributor Role: Arthur Maebe.
Arranger: Gerald Wilson.
Ella Fitzgerald's most eclectic and stylish LP, Things Ain't What They Used to Be is a delightful mosaic of contemporary soul hits, perennial standards, and bossa nova numbers that capture the full breadth of the singer's genius. Produced by Norman Granz and arranged by Gerald Wilson, the album follows on the heels of the full-blown pop session Ella, adopting a similarly groove-oriented contextual approach but drawing on a more diverse pool of material -- evergreens like "Black Coffee," "Tuxedo Junction," and the sublime "Don't Dream of Anyone but Me" are made fresh and new, revitalized by Wilson's deeply soulful arrangements and Fitzgerald's breathtaking vocal acrobatics. Hits including "Sunny" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" are no less rewarding -- Fitzgerald's command of the songs is absolute, adding wrinkles and nuances the hit versions never imagined. ~ Jason Ankeny
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- Sales Rank: 15,370
- UPC: 090431777329
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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