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Ella Fitzgerald: Three Classic Albums Plus (Like Someone In Love / Hello Love / Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson) (2CD)

Ella Fitzgerald: Three Classic Albums Plus (Like Someone In Love / Hello Love / Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson) (2CD)

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AVID Jazz presents three classic Ella Fitzgerald albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
“Like Someone In Love”; “Hello Love” “Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson”; three tracks from “Ella Swings Gently With Nelson” and five tracks from “Ella Fitzgerald at the Opera House”
No other words need be used other than those embracing the liner notes of “Like Someone In Love”. “This is it-if you’re in love, if you’ve ever loved, if you’re about to fall in love; in short, if you’re a member of the human race, then these sounds are for you…Ella’s feeling and the beauty of the songs about people in love”. Recorded in Los Angeles in 1957 and featuring arrangements and orchestra conducted by Frank De Vol with “the sensitive poignant saxophone solos …by Stan Getz “. Frank De Vol again joins Ella as he conducts her on “Hello Love” a collection of standards dedicated to that grandest of passions….love. Such is Ella’s interpretation of these songs and the “way she bends a melody to her own ends” it is as if she has almost had a hand in writing them! Ella is accompanied by Nelson Riddle for the two albums “Swings Brightly” and “Swings Gently” in a kind of mopping up operation! By that we mean Ella was in danger of having almost exhausted all the great songs as the original liner notes worryingly allude to. “There are many outstanding songwriters, their reputations less glamorous than those of Porter, the Gershwin’s, Berlin, Rodgers & Hart and Duke Ellington, but who none the less produced many songs which slowly attained the status of standards. It is the work of these men that largely comprise the repertoire on these L.P’s.” Is she jazz or pop? Is that the question, should it be the question? Ella Fitzgerald is at home in either category. Here live “At the Opera House” with Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jo Jones she is singing popular standards with a jazz quartet! As noted in the original liner notes “she is one of the few people who can please two publics without condescending to either, yet despite her attachment to jazz since the pre-war days with Chick Webb, there are many who still consider Ella simply as a ballad or popular singer”. We at AVID say do not try to label her at all! Just listen with open ears and an open mind to the perfection in her voice as she interprets songs from the finest and not always perhaps not the most famous songwriters around.
All three albums plus have been digitally re-mastered.

1-15: ‘Like Someone In Love’
1. There’s A Lull In My Life
2. More Than You Know
3. What Will I Tell My Heart
4. I Never Had A Chance
5. Close Your Eyes
6. We’ll Be Together Again
7. Then I’ll Be Tired Of You
8. Like Someone In Love
9. Midnight Sun
10. I Thought About You
11. You’re Blase
12. Night Wind
13. What’s New
14. Hurry Home
15. How Long Has This Been Going On
16-22: ‘Hello Love’
16. You Go To My Head
17. Willow Weep For Me
18. I’m Thru’ With Love
19. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
20. Everything Happens To Me
21. Lost In A Fog
22. Tenderly

1-5: ‘Hello Love’
1. I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face
2. I’ll Never Be The Same
3. So Rare
4. Stairway To The Stars
5. Moonlight In Vermont
6-17: ‘Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson’
6. When Your Lover Has Gone
7. Don’t Be That Way
8. Love Me Or Leave Me
9. I Hear Music
10. What Am I Here For
11. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’
12. I Won’t Dance
13. I Only Have Eyes For You
14. The Gentleman Is A Dope
15. Mean To Me
16. Alone Together
17. Pick Yourself Up
18. It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight from Ella Swings Gently With Nelson
19. My One And Only Love from Ella Swings Gently With Nelson
20. Body And Soul from Ella Swings Gently With Nelson
21. It’s All Right With Me from At The Opera House
22. Don’cha Go ‘Way Mad from At The Opera House
23. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered from At The Opera House
24. These Foolish Things from At The Opera House
25. Ill Wind from At The Opera House

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