Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 03:14:33 minutes | 7,86 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Verve

This 1959 six disc set from Ella Fitzgerald is the largest and most ambitious in her celebrated Song Book series, consisting of her interpretations of 59 Gershwin tunes, including her Grammy-winning version of But Not For Me. The album also marks Fitzgerald’s first collaboration with arranger Nelson Riddle, a partnership that would yield further recordings in the 1960s.

The success of Ella Fitzgerald sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song book if measured in chart terms is at best average, spending just 5 weeks on the best seller list, but that is looking at this monumental recording from the wrong perspective. Ella takes songs that are much loved, and much played and makes them sound fresh and alive, new even. It did, however, win a Grammy for the Best Vocal Performance, Female at the 1960 ceremony. And let’s not forget, this was a five album set, one that has subsequently become a 4x album set, with alternate takes and other rarities. Immerse yourself in some of the greatest singing by any singer, anytime, anywhere…

Ella Fitzgerald was forty-one when she recorded this album, and at the peak of her vocal powers, demonstrated in the earlier Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, and her two greatest live albums from this period, Ella in Berlin (1960) and Ella in Rome (1958). Like the other songbooks devoted to the Broadway composers, Fitzgerald gets only a single outlet for her notable scat singing, on “I Got Rhythm”.

CD1 #01 – Sam And Delilah
CD1 #02 – But Not For Me
CD1 #03 – My One And Only
CD1 #04 – Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
CD1 #05 – (I’ve Got) Beginner’s Luck
CD1 #06 – Oh, Lady Be Good
CD1 #07 – Nice Work If You Can Get It
CD1 #08 – Things Are Looking Up
CD1 #09 – Just Another Rhumba
CD1 #10 – How Long Has This Been Going On?

CD2 #01 – ‘S Wonderful
CD2 #02 – The Man I Love
CD2 #03 – That Certain Feeling
CD2 #04 – By Strauss
CD2 #05 – Someone To Watch Over Me
CD2 #06 – The Real American Folk Song
CD2 #07 – Who Cares?
CD2 #08 – Looking For A Boy
CD2 #09 – They All Laughed
CD2 #10 – My Cousin In Milwaukee
CD2 #11 – Somebody From Somewhere

CD3 #01 – A Foggy Day
CD3 #02 – Clap Yo’ Hands
CD3 #03 – For You For Me For Evermore
CD3 #04 – Stiff Upper Lip
CD3 #05 – Boy Wanted
CD3 #06 – Strike Up The Band
CD3 #07 – Soon
CD3 #08 – I’ve Got A Crush On You
CD3 #09 – Bidin’ My Time
CD3 #10 – Aren’t You Kind Of Glad We Did?
CD3 #11 – Of Thee I Sing

CD4 #01 – The Half Of It Dearie Blues
CD4 #02 – I Was Doing All Right
CD4 #03 – He Loves And She Loves
CD4 #04 – Love Is Sweeping The Country
CD4 #05 – Treat Me Rough
CD4 #06 – Love Is Here To Stay
CD4 #07 – Slap That Bass
CD4 #08 – Isn’t It A Pity
CD4 #09 – Shall We Dance?
CD4 #10 – Love Walked In
CD4 #11 – You’ve Got What Gets Me

CD5 #01 – They Can’t Take That Away From Me
CD5 #02 – Embraceable You
CD5 #03 – I Can’t Be Bothered Now
CD5 #04 – Boy What Love Has Done To Me
CD5 #05 – Fascinating Rhythm
CD5 #06 – Funny Face
CD5 #07 – Lorelei
CD5 #08 – Oh So Nice
CD5 #09 – Let’s Kiss And Make Up
CD5 #10 – I Got Rhythm

CD6 #01 – Promenade (Walking The Dog) [Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra]CD6 #02 – March Of The Swiss Soldiers [Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra]CD6 #03 – Fidgety Feet [Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra]CD6 #04 – Prelude I [Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra]CD6 #05 – Prelude II [Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra]CD6 #06 – Prelude III [Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra]

Produced by Norman Granz.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood on January 5-8, March 18 and 26, and July 15-17, 1959.
Digitally Remastered.

NOTE: The Mastering is absolute the same as on 2013’s HDTracks edition,
but with addition an additional content – placed on “disc 6”.