by Ella Fitzgerald



Most of Ella Fitzgerald's recordings from 1951 (all of which are on this CD) are obscure and have rarely been reissued. "The First Lady of the American Song" turned 34 that year and was in peak form, as she would be throughout the decade. The music ranges from novelties ("Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer," and a cover of "Come On-A My House,") to worthy versions of "Love You Madly," "Smooth Sailing," and "Baby Doll." The settings range from tunes with Sy Oliver's Orchestra and occasional background singers, to a date with Hank Jones, and four lesser-known but delightful duets with Louis Armstrong: "Necessary Evil," "Oops," "Would You Like To Take A Walk," and "Who Walks In When I Walk Out."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2002
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517126122
catalogNumber: 1261

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist
Arthur Baker   Saxophone
Bill Doggett   Organ
Laurindo Almeida   Guitar
Hank Jones   Piano
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Klink   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Heine Beau   Saxophone
Hugo Loewenstern   Saxophone
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Sandy Block   Bass
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass
Mort Bullman   Trombone
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
George Dorsey   Saxophone
Jack Dumont   Saxophone
Chuck Gentry   Saxophone
Frank M. Howard   Trombone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Mickey Mangano   Trumpet
Ollie Mitchell   Trumpet
Jimmy Priddy   Trombone
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Don Raffell   Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Paul Tanner   Trombone
Paul Webster   Trumpet
Milt Yaner   Alto Saxophone
Gilda Maiken   Lead
Hammond Russum   Saxophone
Tony Faso   Trumpet
Johnny Halliburton   Trombone
Carl Poole   Trumpet
Skylarks   Vocals
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Dennison   Tenor (Vocal)
Arnold Fishkind   Bass
Frank Saracco   Trombone
Bill Holcombe   Saxophone
Carlton McBeath   Trumpet
Ray Charles Singers   Vocals
George Becker   Lead
Larry Neil   Trumpet
Fred Williams   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Sy Oliver   Orchestra Director
Louis Armstrong   Director
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Dave Barbour & His Orchestra   Contributor
Sonny Burke & Orchestra   Contributor

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