Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 122:50 minutes | 2,57 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz.com | @ The Verve Music Group
Long considered a jewel in Verve Records’ very impressive crown, Fitzgerald’s songbook collections of various composers-a series that was started by the success of this set-are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter’s erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these Porter sets offer her most realized pop performances. Also, the gold remastering does a fine job of bringing out the nuances in the arrangements, making this a treasure for the serious collector and the casual listener alike. A true American music gem.
Ella Fitzgerald had the ability to personalize some of the most recognizable material from the foremost songwriters in American popular music history. In this instance, the combination of Cole Porter’s words and Fitzgerald’s interpretation of them created one of the most sought after sessions in vocal history — embraced by jazz and pop fans alike, transcending boundaries often associated with those genres. Originally released in 1956 on the Verve label, such standards as “Night and Day,” “I Love Paris,” “What Is This Thing Called Love,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “You’re the Top,” and “Love for Sale” secured one of Ella Fitzgerald’s crowning moments. The success of these early Porter (and previous Gershwin) sessions brought about numerous interpretations of other songbooks throughout the next several years including those of Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Irving Berlin.
Vol.1 #01 – All Through The Night
Vol.1 #02 – Anything Goes
Vol.1 #03 – Miss Otis Regrets (She’s Unable To Lunch Today)
Vol.1 #04 – Too Darn Hot
Vol.1 #05 – In The Still Of The Night
Vol.1 #06 – I Get A Kick Out Of You
Vol.1 #07 – Do I Love You?
Vol.1 #08 – Always True To You In My Fashion
Vol.1 #09 – Let’s Do It
Vol.1 #10 – Just One Of Those Things
Vol.1 #11 – Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Vol.1 #12 – All Of You
Vol.1 #13 – Begin The Beguine
Vol.1 #14 – Get Out Of Town
Vol.1 #15 – I Am In Love
Vol.1 #16 – From This Moment On
Vol.2 #01 – I Love Paris
Vol.2 #02 – You Do Something To Me
Vol.2 #03 – Ridin’ High
Vol.2 #04 – Easy To Love
Vol.2 #05 – It’s All Right With Me
Vol.2 #06 – Why Can’t You Behave?
Vol.2 #07 – What Is This Thing Called Love?
Vol.2 #08 – You’re The Top
Vol.2 #09 – Love For Sale
Vol.2 #10 – It’s DeLovely
Vol.2 #11 – Night And Day
Vol.2 #12 – Ace In The Hole
Vol.2 #13 – So In Love
Vol.2 #14 – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Vol.2 #15 – I Concentrate On You
Vol.2 #16 – Don’t Fence Me In
Vol.2 #17 – You’re The Top
Vol.2 #18 – I Concentrate On You
Vol.2 #19 – Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)