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      Ella at 100

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      Come celebrate the 100th birthday anniversary of the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. Larry presents recordings from Harlem in the 1930s through her Great American Songbook series with songs by Porter, Berlin and Gershwin plus her Grammy Award winning Mack the Knife in concert in Berlin in 1960.


      Fitzgerald-Alexander: “ATiskit,aTaskit”
      Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb and his Orchestra
      Recorded in New York in 1938
      DECCA GRD-2-618

      Porter: “I Get a Kick Out of You”
      Ella Fitzgerald with Orchestra conducted by Buddy Bregman
      Recorded in Los Angeles in 1956
      VERVE 821 989-2

      Gershwin: “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”
      Ella Fitzgerald with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra
      Recorded in Hollywood in 1959
      VERVE 314 529 581-2

      Berlin: “Blue Skies”
      Ella Fitzgerald with Orchestra
      Conducted by Paul Weston
      Recorded in Los Angeles in 1958
      VERVE 829 535-2

      Swift-James: “Can’t We Be Friends”
      Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
      Recorded in Los Angeles in 1956
      VERVE 825 373-2

      Shearing-Weiss: “Lullaby of Birdland”
      Recorded in Hartford, Connecticut in 1954
      Ella Fitzgerald with Quartet
      VERVE 314 517 898-2

      Weill-Brecht: “Mack the Knife”
      Ella Fitzgerald in performance in Berlin in 1960
      VERVE 314 517-900-2


      One Response to “Ella at 100”

      1. Marguerite A. Bien-Aime says:

        Most Enjoyable! Thank You!

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