Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Can't We Be Friends?
4 3:47
2 Isn't This a Lovely Day?
6:06
3 Moonlight in Vermont
3:34
4 They Can't Take That Away From Me
4:29
5 Under a Blanket of Blue
4:15
6 Tenderly
5:02
7 A Foggy Day
4:27
8 Stars Fell on Alabama
3:20
9 Cheek to Cheek
5:40
10 The Nearness of You
5:27
11 April in Paris
6:32
12 Don't Be That Way
4:59
13 Makin' Whoopee
3:57
14 They All Laughed
3:48
15 Comes Love
2:28
16 Autumn in New York
5:56
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Let's Do It
8:43
2 Stompin' At The Savoy
5:14
3 I Won't Dance
4:45
4 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
4:11
5 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
4:09
6 These Foolish Things
7:23
7 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
3:10
8 Willow Weep For Me
4:18
9 I'm Puttin' All My Eggs In One Basket
3:21
10 A Fine Romance
3:53
11 Ill Wind
3:44
12 Our Love is Here to Stay
4:00
13 I Get a Kick Out of You
4:18
14 Learnin' the Blues
7:13
15 You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
2:54
16 The Frim Fram Sauce
3:12
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Overture
9:50
2 Summertime
4:57
3 I Wants to Stay Here
4:36
4 My Man's Gone Now
3:59
5 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
3:51
6 Buzzard Song
2:57
7 Bess, You Is My Woman Now
5:11
8 It Ain't Necessarily So
6:32
9 What You Want Wid Bess?
2:00
10 Woman Is a Sometime Thing
4:37
11 Oh, Doctor Jesus
1:59
12 Mediey: Here Come de Honey Man / Crab Man / Oh, Dey's So Fresh and Fine
3:38
13 There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
4:53
14 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
2:35
15 Oh, Lawd, I'm on My Way!
2:58
16 Can Anyone Explain?
3:12
17 Dream a Little Dream of Me
3:04

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
drums (drum set):
Buddy Rich (1956-08-16) (track 1)
Louie Bellson (1957) (track 15)
Louie Bellson (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (track 12)
Louis Armstrong (1956-08-16) (track 1)
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
membranophone:
Louie Bellson (track 12)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (track 12)
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1956-08-16) (track 1)
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1957) (track 15)
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (track 12)
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1956-08-16) (track 1)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1957) (track 15)
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (track 12)
Oscar Peterson (1956-08-16) (track 1)
Oscar Peterson (1957) (track 15)
Oscar Peterson (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
additional lyricist:
Al J. Neiburg (lyricist) (1933) (track 5)
composer:
Walter Donaldson (track 13)
Vernon Duke (track 16)
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (track 12)
Frank Perkins (track 8)
Edgar Sampson (track 12)
Sam H. Stept (track 15)
Karl Suessdorf (track 3)
Kay Swift (track 1)
Charles Tobias (Tin Pan Alley songwriter) (track 15)
Vernon Duke (1932) (track 11)
Jerry Livingston (songwriter) (1933) (track 5)
Irving Berlin (1935) (tracks 2, 9)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (tracks 4, 7, 14)
Hoagy Carmichael (1938) (track 10)
Walter Gross (American composer) (1946) (track 6)
lyricist:
Vernon Duke (track 16)
John Blackburn (songwriter) (track 3)
Lew Brown (track 15)
Paul James (Lyricist, aka James Warburg) (track 1)
Gus Kahn (track 13)
Mitchell Parish (tracks 8, 12)
Yip Harburg (1932) (track 11)
Marty Symes (Lyricist) (1933) (track 5)
Irving Berlin (1935) (tracks 2, 9)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (tracks 4, 7, 14)
Ned Washington (1938) (track 10)
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (1946) (track 6)
performer:
Louis Armstrong (tracks 7, 12)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (track 12)
Ella Fitzgerald (track 12)
Ella Fitzgerald (1956-08-16) (track 1)
Louis Armstrong (1956-08-16 – 1967-08-16) (track 1)
Louis Armstrong (1957) (track 15)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957) (track 15)
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
publisher:
Beth Dryer Music (track 13)
Chappell & Co. (tracks 6, 16)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 7, 11)
Edwin Morris Music (track 6)
Ira Gershwin Music (track 4)
Mills Music (track 8)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 10)
Sony/ATV Harmony UK (track 10)
Tobago Music Co. (track 13)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 4, 7, 13)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 4)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (tracks 4, 14)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1956-08-16) (track 1)
arrangements:
cover recording of:
April in Paris (track 11)
later parody versions:
Can’t We Be Friends (Sinatra / Fitzgerald parody) (track 1)
Hör auf zu regnen (track 13)
later translated versions:
A Newö heit (track 7)
Jour de brouillard (track 7)
Kind mot kind (track 9)
Makin' Whoopee (track 13)
Um dia de garoa (track 7)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 7)
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 4)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 4)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (tracks 4, 14)
recording of:
Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) (track 9)
Don't Be That Way (track 12)
Makin’ Whoopee! (track 13)
Tenderly (track 6)
The Nearness of You (track 10)
Comes Love (1957) (track 15)
Autumn in New York (1934) (1957-08-23) (track 16)
They All Laughed (1957-08-23) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
Top Hat Medley (Charlie Kunz) (tracks 2, 9, 9)
Septemberly (jazz instrumental medley of "Tenderly" and "September in the Rain") (track 6)

CD 2

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-08-13) (track 10)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-13) (track 10)
membranophone:
Louie Bellson (1957-08-13) (track 10)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1957-08-13) (track 10)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1957-08-13) (track 10)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (1957-08-13) (track 10)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (track 12)
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (track 2)
Jerome Kern (track 3)
Don Redman (track 4)
Edgar Sampson (track 2)
Chick Webb (track 2)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 8)
Harold Arlen (1934) (track 11)
Cole Porter (1934) (track 13)
Irving Berlin (1936) (track 9)
Jerome Kern (1936) (track 10)
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 7)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 5)
Joe Ricardel (1945) (track 16)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 3)
Ira Gershwin (track 12)
Otto Harbach (track 3)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 3)
Andy Razaf (tracks 2, 4)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 8)
Ted Koehler (1934) (track 11)
Cole Porter (1934) (track 13)
Irving Berlin (1936) (track 9)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1936) (track 10)
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 7)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 5)
Redd Evans (1945) (track 16)
performer:
Ella Fitzgerald (track 2)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-08-13) (track 10)
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-13) (track 10)
vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-08-13) (track 10)
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-13) (track 10)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 10)
Chappell Music (tracks 12–13)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 3, 12–13)
EMI Robbins Catalog (ASCAP) (track 2)
Harms, Inc. (track 13)
Ragbag Music (ASCAP) (track 2)
Razaf Music (track 4)
Rytvoc (ASCAP) (track 2)
T.B. Harms Co. (track 3)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 3)
Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 12)
Warner Bros Inc. (ASCAP) (not for release label use!) (track 13)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 5)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1938) (track 12)
later translated versions:
part of:
Anything Goes (track 13)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (track 5)
The Goldwyn Follies (track 12)
recording of:
A Fine Romance (track 10)
I Won’t Dance (track 3)
Ill Wind (track 11)
The Frim-Fram Sauce (track 16)
Willow Weep for Me (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
Follow the Fleet Medley (Charlie Kunz) (track 9)
Swing Time Medley (track 10)

CD 3

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-08-18) (track 5)
violin:
Victor Arno (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Victor Arno (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
drums (drum set):
Alvin Stoller (1957) (track 5)
Alvin Stoller (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Alvin Stoller (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
trumpet:
Frank Beach (trombone, trumpet) (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Frank Beach (trombone, trumpet) (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
membranophone:
Alvin Stoller (1957) (tracks 9, 13)
guitar:
Tony Rizzi (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Tony Rizzi (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
double bass:
Joe Mondragon (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Joe Mondragon (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
piano:
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (1957) (tracks 5, 9, 13)
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
trombone:
Buddy Childers (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Buddy Childers (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
French horn:
Vincent DeRosa (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Vincent DeRosa (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
arranger:
James Morgan (conductor) (track 2)
Juliette Pochin (track 2)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 2, 4–5, 7–9, 13)
Bennie Benjamin (track 16)
George David Weiss (track 16)
Fabian André (1931) (track 17)
Wilbur Schwandt (1931) (track 17)
George Gershwin (composer) (1934 – 1935) (tracks 5–6)
conductor:
Russell Garcia (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Russell Garcia (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
lyricist:
Bennie Benjamin (track 16)
Ira Gershwin (tracks 2, 4–5, 5–9, 13)
Dorothy Heyward (playwright) (tracks 4, 8)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 2, 4–5, 5–9, 13)
George David Weiss (track 16)
Gus Kahn (1931) (track 17)
performer:
Louis Armstrong (track 2)
Ella Fitzgerald (tracks 2, 16)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (1957) (tracks 5, 9, 13)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957) (tracks 5, 9, 13)
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (tracks 6, 9)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 2)
Essex Music, Inc. (track 17)
Warner/Chappell (track 2)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (tracks 2, 8)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 5)
Ira Gershwin Music (1935) (track 2)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1935) (track 2)
was commissioned by:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 8)
arrangements:
Porgy and Bess: Tempo di Blues (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 13)
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
cover recording of:
is based on:
is the basis for:
Doin’ Time (track 2)
Summertime (Rick Wakeman arrangement) (track 2)
The Bones of You (track 2)
later translated parody versions:
Tschibuti (track 2)
later translated versions:
C'est l'été (track 2)
Les Yeux ouverts (French version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 17)
Nostalgia (Italian version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 17)
Sag es mir in deinem Traum (German version of "Dream a Little Dream of Me") (track 17)
Sommartid (track 2)
Summa is (track 2)
later versions:
It Ain't Necessarily So (from 'Porgy and Bess') (arrangement for 48 violas) (track 8)
part of:
Porgy and Bess (track 5)
Porgy and Bess: Act II (tracks 5–6, 9)
recording of:
Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Porgy and Bess) (track 7)
Can Anyone Explain? (track 16)
I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ (Porgy and Bess) (track 5)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (jazz standard originally from Porgy and Bess; catch-all for unspecified pop and jazz arrangements) (track 8)
My Man’s Gone Now (aria from Porgy and Bess, use this for non-opera or instrumental recordings) (track 4)
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 2, 5, 7–8)