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Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book is a 1964 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, focusing on the songs of Johnny Mercer. It was recorded in Los Angeles, California. This is Fitzgerald's fifth and final collaboration with Riddle during her years on the Verve label.

The album is notable as Fitzgerald's only songbook to concentrate on the work of a lyricist. Riddle's lush arrangements interact most beautifully with Fitzgerald on ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Skylark". Fitzgerald's impeccable swing is most evident on "Something's Gotta Give" and "Too Marvelous for Words".

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Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book Vinyl 13 Verve (aka “Verve Records”, US jazz) V/V6 4067
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book CD 13 Verve (aka “Verve Records”, US jazz) 3145390572 731453905726
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book CD 13 PolyGram Records Inc. 823 247-2 042282324726

Relationships

part of: Ella Fitzgerald's Songbooks
Wikidata: Q1963901 [info]
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