Ella & Friends
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This compilation of Ella Fitzgerald's early works with various bands is quite similar to the ASV collection Rhythm & Romance, sans Chick Webb and the obscurities. Most of the same featured confreres — Louis Armstrong, the Ink Spots, Louis Jordan, the Delta Rhythm Boys, and the Mills Brothers — are here as well. These sessions are culled from old sides from the Decca label produced by the legendary Milt Gabler. But there are many different selections in different proportions, and overall more popular and well-recognized fare. It's a good companion piece to the ASV collection, and in a sense a better consolidation of groupings among the 20 sides chosen. Highlights include "Can Anyone Explain?" with Satchmo, "I'm Making Believe" alongside the Ink Spots, the classic "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own" with Jordan, "It's Only a Paper Moon" as only Ella and the Rhythm Boys could do it, and "Fairy Tales" with the Mills Brothers. This CD is easily recommended, for fans and soon-to-be fans. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi
"I'm Making Believe"
Did a teacher every pick on you in grade school just to see if you were paying attention? Well if she did, and you weren’t, odds are you were, however, visiting the place about which Ella Fitzgerald sings in “I’m Making Believe.” As the pianist teases out a charming melody, Fitzgerald, in this 1944 hit, sings with a timbre uncommonly true. Indulging in reverie is the name of this game, and by the song’s end, you realize you’ve just danced with that special person otherwise out of reach.
i think the song is really great. its very powerfull lol
THis album is great. It not only shows the talent and diversity of Ella Fitzgerald, but you also get to hear many other wonderful preformances. The album demonstrates the compatability that Ella has with other artist no matter how different thier style of music. Every song is wonderful and has a ring to it that is hard to pass by. All in all, I would recomend this album to and jazz or Ella Fitzgerald fan.
Born: April 25, 1917 in Newport News, VA
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
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