Ella & Louis Again [180 Gram Vinyl]

Ella & Louis Again [180 Gram Vinyl]

by Ella Fitzgerald

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

Recorded in 1957, Ella & Louis Again re-teams Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong after the success of their first album and a popular series of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl the previous year. Stylistically, Fitzgerald and Armstrong had very different histories; he started out in Dixieland before branching out into classic jazz and swing, whereas Fitzgerald started out as a swing-oriented big-band vocalist before becoming an expert bebopper. But the two of them have no problem finding common ground on Ella & Louis Again, which is primarily a collection of vocal duets (with the backing of a solid rhythm section led by pianist Oscar Peterson). One could nitpick about the fact that Satchmo doesn't take more trumpet solos, but the artists have such a strong rapport as vocalists that the trumpet shortage is only a minor point. Seven selections find either Fitzgerald or Armstrong singing without the other, although they're together more often than not on this fine set.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/29/2011
Label: Wax Time
UPC: 8436028698929
catalogNumber: 2869892
Rank: 15716

Tracks

  1. Don't Be That Way
  2. They All Laughed
  3. Autumn in New York
  4. Stompin' at the Savoy
  5. I Won't Dance
  6. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  7. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  8. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  9. I'm Puttin' All My Eggs in One Basket
  10. A Fine Romance
  11. Love Is Here to Stay
  12. Learnin' the Blues

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