The War Years (1941-1947)
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Covering an important six-year period in Ella Fitzgerald's career, this two-CD set contains some of the highlights of the period as she develops from a top big-band singer into a masterful jazz improviser. Although one wishes that this survey were "complete," the 43 selections do feature Fitzgerald in a wide variety of settings, including with small groups, collaborating with The Ink Spots, the Delta Rhythm Boys Louis Jordan, Louis Armstrong and fronting various studio groups. Most of her hits from the period are here along with previously unissued alternate takes of "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Flying Home" and two of "How High the Moon," making this a strong introduction to her early years.
Born: April 25, 1917 in Newport News, VA
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
Top Albums and Songs by Ella Fitzgerald
||Baby, It's Cold Outside||Ella & Friends||2:43||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Dream a Little Dream of Me (Single Version)||Ella & Louis for Lovers||3:04||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sleigh Ride||Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas||2:55||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Summertime||Porgy and Bess||4:58||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Someone To Watch Over Me||Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings||3:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Frosty the Snowman||Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas||2:11||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Let's Call the Whole Thing Off||The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong||4:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||My Funny Valentine||Pure Ella||3:54||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!||Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas||2:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas||2:55||$1.29||View In iTunes|