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Ella Fitzgerald: Romance And Rhythm (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Ella Fitzgerald: Romance And Rhythm (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
The first half of Ella Fitzgerald's stellar career is represented on this 4CD set, from her beginnings as singer with Chick Webb's Orchestra, via her own big band leading days and duets with the likes of Louis Armstrong & Louis Jordan to her emergence as the queen of scat in the 1940s and her first set of Gershwin songs, made with pianist Ellis Larkins. As the First Lady Of Song, Ella's career is also a history of the development of jazz singing - she practically defined the idiom from the 40s to the 50s - this is an essential jazz document. Reviews expected across the national & music press. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 


Ella Fitzgerald: A-Tisket, A-Tasket- Original Recordings 1936-1941 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


Price:  £8.99 

Ella Fitzgerald: A-Tisket, A-Tasket- Original Recordings 1936-1941 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)


Ella Fitzgerald: It's The Way That You Do It- Vol.2, 1936-1939 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)Ella Fitzgerald: It's The Way That You Do It- Vol.2, 1936-1939 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Lullaby Of Birdland- Vol.5, 1947-1954 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Lullaby Of Birdland- Vol.5, 1947-1954 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)


Ella Fitzgerald: Smooth Sailing (CD: Proper)Ella Fitzgerald: Smooth Sailing (CD: Proper)
"The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was arguably the finest female jazz singer of all time. Blessed with a beautiful voice and a wide range, Fitzgerald could outswing anyone, was a brilliant scat singer, and had near-perfect elocution. These tracks date from the start of her career - covering early sides cut with big bands and her first solo efforts, featuring the arranging talents of Nelson Riddle. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £6.99 


Ella Fitzgerald: Dearly Beloved (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
 


Price:  £15.49 

Ella Fitzgerald: Dearly Beloved (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)


Ella Fitzgerald: Lullabies Of Birdland (CD: Decca/ Universal)Ella Fitzgerald: Lullabies Of Birdland (CD: Decca/ Universal)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Sweet And Hot (CD: Decca/ Universal)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Sweet And Hot (CD: Decca/ Universal)


Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday: At Newport (CD: Verve)Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday: At Newport (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Sings Broadway (CD: Verve)
Verve once again unearths another gem to add to the wonderful Master Edition series. An almost forgotten item in her discography and long unavailable, 'Sings Broadway' (1962) is an ideal companion to the essential Ella songbooks and finds her lovingly interpreting songs by Adler & Ross, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe and Frank Loesser. Her take on the latter's 'Warm All Over' leaves you feeling just that, as do the lively, animated versions of 'Almost Like Being In Love' and 'Dites-Moi', and the sympathetic Marty Paich arrangements are felicitious and highly swinging. Though ultimately less essential than her Kern, Porter and the other Tin Pan Alley collections, this is still a delightful session, beautifully packaged and well documented.  


Price:  £9.99 

Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Sings Broadway (CD: Verve)


Ella Fitzgerald: The Best of the Song Books (CD: Verve)Ella Fitzgerald: The Best of the Song Books (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
This is the complete classic Ella Fitzgerald double album “Sings The Cole Porter Song Book” (1956). The first of the celebrated song books recorded by Ella, produced by Norman Granz, and one of the best vocal jazz albums ever made. Ella Sings the Cole Porter Song Book” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000, which honours recordings that have “qualitative or historical significance”. In 2003, it was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress in Washington to be added to the National Recording Registry. A live version of “Love for Sale” from the same period has been added as a bonus track. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 

Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)


Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


Price:  £18.99 


Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)


Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook (CD: Verve)Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook (CD: Verve)
Johnny Mercer is the only lyricist Ella Fitzgerald saluted in her celebrated songbook series. Benefiting from the brilliant arranging skills of Nelson Riddle, she once again summons her peerless gift for interpreting popular song- a lovely and telling album. (Verve Music Group) 


Price:  £9.99 


Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)


Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook (CD: Verve)


Ella Fitzgerald: Daydream- Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook (CD: Verve- US Import)Ella Fitzgerald: Daydream- Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook (CD: Verve- US Import)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington: Ella & Duke At The Cote D'Azur (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)
There's no mystery to the musical attraction between Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. In retrospect it seems inevitable that, from the time they became friends in the Thirties, they would collaborate. And after their classic studio dates, it's only fitting that they recorded live in the most romantic setting, the Cote d'Azur. This is the classic Sixties 2-LP set, in its entirety, with three previously unreleased bonus tracks. (Verve Music Group) 


Price:  £18.99 

Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington: Ella & Duke At The Cote D'Azur (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)


Ella Fitzgerald: Jukebox Ella- The Complete Verve Singles Vol.1 (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)Ella Fitzgerald: Jukebox Ella- The Complete Verve Singles Vol.1 (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)
When Ella Fitzgerald first went into the recording studio in 1956 for Verve it was not to record The Cole Porter Songbook; it was to record four singles. Ella recorded 45’s alongside her major album projects for the next ten years. This collection, the first of two volumes (Volume 2 will be released in the fall of 2004), gathers Ella’s singles together for the first time, and is the first CD release of most of them. And they all reflect the many facets of her musical personality, whether she’s singing sentimental ballads, big-band swingers, or novelty tunes. Her impeccable artistry and wonderful voice makes every one a hit. (Verve Music Group) 


Price:  £18.99 


Ella Fitzgerald featuring Stan Getz: Like Someone In Love (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
 


Price:  £11.99 

Ella Fitzgerald featuring Stan Getz: Like Someone In Love (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)


Ella Fitzgerald: Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers + Get Happy (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)Ella Fitzgerald: Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers + Get Happy (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
Two complete classic albums from Ella Fitzgerald. On "Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers" he is backed by an orchestra conducted by Frank DeVol, featuring such stars as Harry Edison, Pete Candoli, Buddy Collette and Plas Johnson. In contrast, "Get Happy!" is composed of tracks left over from various Verve dates, with the singer performing charts by different arrangers culled from sessions recorded between 1957 and 1959. Includes two bonus tracks. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 


Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Brightly With Nelson (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Brightly With Nelson (CD: Verve)


Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Brightly With Nelson (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Brightly With Nelson (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)
The complete 1961 album with one bonus track. The singer and arranger were reunited for these sessions following their successful collaboration on the Gershwin Songbook project.

Limited edition, high definition 180g vinyl LP. 


Price:  £18.99 


Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Gently With Nelson (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Gently With Nelson (CD: Verve)


Ella Fitzgerald: Clap Hands, Here Come Charlie! (CD: Verve)Ella Fitzgerald: Clap Hands, Here Come Charlie! (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Lightly (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Lightly (CD: Verve)


Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Lightly (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)Ella Fitzgerald: Swings Lightly (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition 180 g vinyl, super fidelity audiophile pressing. 


Price:  £18.99 


Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Cheek To Cheek- The Complete Duet Recordings (CD: Verve, 4 CDs- Import)
For the first time, all of Ella and Louis’s classic duets are in one place. This new, 4CD set gathers their timeless three Verve albums – newly remastered versions Ella and Louis, Ella and Louis Again and Porgy and Bess – combining them with their eight Decca singles (both sides of their four releases, recorded 1946 and 1950); live recordings from Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, recorded as a warmup for the Ella and Louis album; plus several alternates and false starts from the Decca and Verve eras, illuminating their craft and good humor, which were scattered on various releases in the past two decades. Cheek To Cheek also includes unreleased material: “The Memphis Blues,” with Bing Crosby, from his radio show, and several takes of Armstrong’s solo showcase, “Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess,” and a rare instrumental mix for “Red-Headed Woman.” The 4-CD collection includes an extensive essay by Ricky Riccardi, the world’s leading authority on Louis Armstrong, plus detailed annotations and rare images from the archives. (Universal Music) 


Price:  £47.99 

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Cheek To Cheek- The Complete Duet Recordings  (CD: Verve, 4 CDs- Import)


Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Porgy & Bess (CD: Verve)Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Porgy & Bess (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis (CD: Verve)


Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
This double CD contains the classic Verve releases, Ella & Louis plus Ella & Louis Again. 


Price:  £17.99 


Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis Together (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis Together (CD: Verve)


Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Our Love Is Here To Stay- Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin (CD: Verve)Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Our Love Is Here To Stay- Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald: At Mister Kelly's 1958 (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
This release presents Ella Fitzgerald’s 1958 performances at the iconic Chicago club Mister Kelly’s. For thirty years, before it closed on August 25, 1975, it was a springboard to fame for countless entertainers. As reported in the Chicago Tribune, “It was a supernova in the local and national nightlife firmament.”

Ella is backed on these sets by a trio consisting of Lou Levy on piano, Max Bennett on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. She performs a nice collection of well-known standards, as well as some tunes she rarely sang, such as the opening “Your Red Wagon” and “Across the Alley from the Alamo”.

Three rare radio broadcasts, which also showcase Ella singing at small clubs have been added here as a bonus. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 

Ella Fitzgerald: At Mister Kelly's 1958 (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)


Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete 1960-61 Ella In Berlin (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete 1960-61 Ella In Berlin (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
This release presents the complete original LP Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife (Verve MGV4041), as well as her comeback concert from the following year. It contains both of Ella Fitzgerald’s celebrated performances at the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany, in their entireties. She is backed by all-star quartets featuring Jim Hall or Herb Ellis on guitar, and Paul Smith or Lou Levy on piano. The 1960 concert became one of Ella’s most popular albums ever, winning two Grammy awards in 1960. On both concerts she performs amazing readings of the Weill-Brecht classic “Mack the Knife”.

A complete rarely heard performance in Cannes that was taped in July 1959, and two 1956 tracks recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl, have been added here as a bonus. The latter two songs were mistakenly included on some issues of Ella in Berlin under the false belief that they formed part of the 1960 concert. This set also includes two rare versions of tunes from the second concert sung in German, which were recorded in Copenhagen in 1961 and originally issued as singles. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 


Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: For Lovers (CD: Verve)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: For Lovers (CD: Verve)


Ella Fitzgerald: In London (CD: Pablo- US Import)Ella Fitzgerald: In London (CD: Pablo- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.49 


Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson: Ella & Oscar (CD: Pablo- US Import)
 


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Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson: Ella & Oscar (CD: Pablo- US Import)


Ella Fitzgerald: Gold (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)Ella Fitzgerald: Gold (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £12.99 

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