Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book (1961/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book (1961/2017)
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Released in 1961, this volume in Ella Fitzgerald’s essential Songbook series spotlights composer Harold Arlen and features such beloved classics as Over The Rainbow, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive and That Old Black Magic, arranged and conducted by Billy May and produced by Norman Granz.

Ella Fitzgerald’s idea to sing the songbooks of major writers proved smart, savvy, and artful. By the time she began to record Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book in 1960, she had sung the songbooks of Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, and Irving Berlin. This relaxed and tastefully arranged set showcases Fitzgerald in her prime, confidently engaging 28 of Arlen’s best songs. Familiar pieces like “One for My Baby” and “That Old Black Magic” make appearances, along with all-time classics like “Stormy Weather” and “Over the Rainbow.” On this latter tune, she adds the front verses, an appealing addition that few will be familiar with. Billy May’s orchestra lays down a quiet mix of horns and strings that perfectly supports Fitzgerald on songs like “When the Sun Comes Out” and “Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe.” Four bonus tracks, including two alternative cuts, spice up the package. A particular oddity, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” converts surprisingly well into big-band jazz. Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book is an exquisite album, a classic in vocal jazz, and one of Fitzgerald’s best recordings.

Tracklist:

CD1 #01 – Blues In The Night
CD1 #02 – Let’s Fall In Love
CD1 #03 – Stormy Weather
CD1 #04 – Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
CD1 #05 – My Shining Hour
CD1 #06 – Hooray For Love
CD1 #07 – This Time The Dream’s On Me
CD1 #08 – That Old Black Magic
CD1 #09 – I’ve Got The World On A String
CD1 #10 – Let’s Take A Walk Around The Block
CD1 #11 – Ill Wind (You’re Blowin’ Me No Good)
CD1 #12 – Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

CD2 #01 – When The Sun Comes Out
CD2 #02 – Come Rain Or Come Shine
CD2 #03 – As Long As I Live
CD2 #04 – Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
CD2 #05 – It’s Only A Paper Moon
CD2 #06 – The Man That Got Away
CD2 #07 – One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
CD2 #08 – It Was Written In The Stars
CD2 #09 – Get Happy
CD2 #10 – I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
CD2 #11 – Out Of This World
CD2 #12 – Over The Rainbow

Produced by Norman Granz.
Recorded at Capitol Records and Radio Recorders Annex, Hollywood, California in August 1960 & January 1961.
Digitally Remastered.

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