Ella Fitzgerald Love Letters From Ella
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- Released: July 30, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Concord Records
JazzTimes - p.71"[T]here's no mistaking her girlish zest, harmonic acumen and remarkable gift for embellishing a phrase, a word or a mere syllable in a way that seems at once artful and effortless."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Cry Me a River
- $0.99 on iTunes3.You Turned the Tables on Me
- $1.29 on iTunes4.I've Got the World on a String
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Witchcraft
- $0.99 on iTunes6.My Old Flame
- $0.99 on iTunes7.One I Love, The (Belongs to Somebody Else)
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Take Love Easy
- $1.29 on iTunes9.Our Love Is Here to Stay
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Some Other Spring
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Personnel: Freddie Green, John Chiodini (guitar); Keiron Moore, Keiron Moore (oboe); Christine Pendrill (English horn); Kenny Hing, Danny Turner , Eric Dixon , Bobby Plater, Charlie Fowlkes (saxophone); Nolan Andrew Smith, Pete Minger, Ray Brown , Warren Luening, Sonny Cohn (trumpet); Mel Wanzo, Michael Booty Wood, Dennis Wilson Quintet, Bill Hughes , Dennis Wilson (trombone); Count Basie, Michael Lang , Jorge Calandrelli (piano); Chuck Berghofer, John Clayton (bass guitar); Gregg Field, Butch Miles (drums); Carmine Lauri, Mitchell 'Bootie' Wood, Nick Ingman.
Additional personnel: Joe Pass (guitar); Scott Hamilton (saxophone); Andr‚ Previn (piano); Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass guitar); Count Basie & His Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra.
Audio Mixers: Gregg Field; Bill Airey Smith; Seth Presant.
Liner Note Author: Steven Stolder.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (08/23/1973-01/??/2007); EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (08/23/1973-01/??/2007); G Studio Digital, Studio City, CA (08/23/1973-01/??/2007); Group IV Recording, Hollywood, CA (08/23/1973-01/??/2007); MGM Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (08/23/1973-01/??/2007); RAC Studios, Los Angeles, CA (08/23/1973-01/??/2007).
Author: Ella Fitzgerald.
Photographer: Jan Persson.
Arrangers: Jorge Calandrelli; Benny Carter .
Ella would have been 90 years old in 2007, and to celebrate, a collection of never-before-released love songs was released to honor the legend. Many of these tracks find Ella backed up by the London Symphony Orchestra, while others find her dueting with Count Basie. No matter who else appears on the track, though, Ella's stunning voice is always the main attraction.