Ella Songbook

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers (1959/2016) [TR24][OF]

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers
Vocal Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 40:12 min | 1.47 GB | Front Cover
Label: Verve Records | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1959/2016

Recorded just before and after the period that she made the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, Ella Fitzgerald is in fine form on this obscure LP, performing a dozen standards. Although two songs are by Harold Arlen, the composers were in most cases less prolific than the ones she saluted in her songbook series. Ella is backed by a large unidentified orchestra conducted and arranged by Frank DeVol. Swingers alternate with ballads, and as usual, Ella uplifts everything, including "Let's Fall In Love," "Moonlight Serenade," "Gone With the Wind" and "East of the Sun." An enjoyable if not classic release. Review by Scott Yanow

VA - All The Things You Are Jerome Kern Songbook (2005)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Oct. 11, 2016
VA - All The Things You Are Jerome Kern Songbook (2005)

VA - All The Things You Are Jerome Kern Songbook (2005)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 107 min | 246 MB
Label: Universal Music | Rel: 2005

The legacy of composer Jerome Kern is celebrated on this hodgepodge release which collects together 16 performances of his songs by a variety of singers: Ella Fitzgerald, Arthur Prysock, Helen Merrill, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Jackie and Roy, Ernestine Anderson, Fred Astaire, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby and three by Margaret Whiting. None of the music is particularly rare and the emphasis overall is on straight versions of the lyrics and Kern's melodies. This release is more for the general listener than for any serious collector.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (1956/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:50 minutes | 2,57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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.
Various Artists - Great American Songbook: Ladies Of Song (Box Set) (2004)

Various Artists - Great American Songbook: Ladies Of Song (Box Set) (2004)
Vocal Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 202 min | 478 MB
Label: Dynamic Entertainment | Rel: 2004

Great American Songbook: Ladies of Song is a budget-priced, three-disc sampler devoted to romantic ballads and relaxing background music from popular vocalists of the '40s. These 66 tracks feature several tracks apiece by Peggy Lee, June Christy, Doris Day, and Ella Fitzgerald, along with second-tier vocalists including Kathryn Grayson, Margaret Whiting, and Vera Lynn. While the packaging is drab, the music successfully highlights the best female singers of the era.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Classics (2014)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at July 1, 2014
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Classics (2014)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Classics (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 21 Tracks | 1:15:56 | 175 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | Label: Musical Concepts / Alto 'take 2'

Ella herself acknowldged the Cole Porter Songbook album (ALN1932) was a 'turning point in my life. Doing those songbooks got me into spots I'd never beena ble to play before. ' Porter commented 'My, what marvellous diction that girl has.' Ira Gershwin was even more appreciative remarking ' I never knew how good our songs were until I heard ELla Fitzgerald sing them' whilst Richard Rodgers said ' Whatever she does to my songs, she always makes them sound better'," James Murray.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:25 minutes | 1,93 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

Recorded in 1964, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book was recorded at Radio Recorders Studio 10-H in Los Angeles, California with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. The album was the only songbook collection Ella recorded that concentrates on the work of a lyricist instead of a composer. Riddle created wonderfully lush arrangements, and the album was Ella's fifth and final collaboration with the conductor and arranger during her years on the Verve label.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (1957/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 172:55 minutes | 8,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of the benchmark records in jazz and in the Ella Fitzgerald catalog. The Duke Ellington Songbook features a wonderful selection interpreted splendidly by one of the all time great voices in music. It was the first of a series of recordings by the prolific pair. Ellington's performances both at piano and directing orchestra are outstanding. This is beautifully balanced by the sweet and luscious delivery of Fitzgerald on the classics "Take The A Train," "Solitude," "I'm Just A Lucky So and So," and "Caravan." The album featured a number of legendary performers including Paul Gonsalves, Ben Webster, Ray Nance, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Billy Strayhorn, Barney Kessel, Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Woodyard and many more. The Duke Ellington Songbook is a true must have for any jazz fan.
Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Song Books (1956-1964) (1993) 16CD *Repost*

Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Song Books (1956-1964) (1993) 16CD
EAC, FLAC tracks, CUE+LOG - 4.7 GB | MP3 320 CBR - 2.2 GB | Scans - 395 MB
Vocal/Jazz | 1993 Polygram/Verve | 5% recovery record | Source: internet

This admittedly pricey – but by all means mandatory – Grammy Award-winning box set is the final word on the "songbooks" recorded by Ella Fitzgerald between 1956 and 1964. The audio contents have been completely remastered and each title has been expanded – wherever possible – to include previously unissued material.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Great American Songbook (2 CD)  

Posted by MichelleM at Dec. 21, 2009
Ella Fitzgerald - The Great American Songbook (2 CD)

Ella Fitzgerald - Great American Songbook 2 CD (2007)
MP3 256 kbps / 44.100kHz / Full stereo | 152mn | CD1: 141 Mb CD2: 140 Mb
Vocal jazz


Running times 75 minutes and 77 minutes. This 49-song compilation includes a wide range of performances and both studio and live. The first 4 songs on Disc 2 are from a 1953 concert recorded in Japan with her quartet. Ellis Larkin's is on piano for the Gershwin songs. Includes 4 songs from the famous Cole Porter Song book, Original recordings produced by Norman Granz, Recorded March 27, 1956 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood with the Buddy Bregman orchestra featuring Paul Smith on piano and the finest of session musicians. There are also 3 Rodgers and Hart and 10 Gershwin songs. Recording dates from 1947 to 1955.
Ella Fitzgerald – The Rogers And Hart Songbook Volumes 1 & 2 (1956)(Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)
Ella Fitzgerald – The Rogers And Hart Songbook Volumes 1 & 2 (1956)(Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)

Ella Fitzgerald – The Rogers And Hart Songbook Volumes 1 & 2 (1956)(Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)
1956 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | Vol.1 345Mb+21Mb | Vol. 2 341Mb+21Mb

Only Frank Sinatra has put his indelible stamp on as many pages of the American Popular Songbook as Ella Fitzgerald. But while Sinatra specialized in mood-themed albums (his composer-based collections were compiled from material already released), Fitzgerald's ambitious songbooks devoted themselves to one great songwriter after another: Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and so on. The two-volume Rodgers and Hart project ranks with the best, and if Buddy Bergman's arrangements are a bit sweeter than his Cole Porter settings, or Nelson Riddle's Gershwin treatments, they suit the material just fine. And what a wide range of material it is (with original verses intact!), intermingling novelty show tunes ("Give it Back to the Indians," "Johnny One Note"), sophisticated standards ("Manhattan," "Blue Moon," "The Lady Is a Tramp"), and lush ballads ("Isn't it Romantic," "It Never Entered My Mind"). But for my money, the most exquisite thing Fitzgerald ever recorded is her seven-minute "Bewitched" (a.k.a. "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered") on Vol. 2, casting a spell of hushed reverie that makes time stand still.