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)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (track 12)
Louis Armstrong (1956-08-16) (track 1)
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
drums:
Louie Bellson (track 12)
Buddy Rich (1956-08-16) (track 1)
Louie Bellson (1957) (track 15)
Louie Bellson (1957-08-23) (tracks 14, 16)
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)
composer:
Sam H. Stept (track 15)
Kay Swift (track 1)
Charles Tobias (Tin Pan Alley songwriter) (track 15)
Vernon Duke (track 16)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (tracks 7, 14)
lyricist:
Lew Brown (track 15)
Vernon Duke (track 16)
Paul James (Lyricist, aka James Warburg) (track 1)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (tracks 7, 14)
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:
Chappell & Co. (track 16)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 14)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1956-08-16) (track 1)
later parody versions:
Can’t We Be Friends (Sinatra / Fitzgerald parody) (track 1)
later translated versions:
A Newö heit (track 7)
Jour de brouillard (track 7)
Um dia de garoa (track 7)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 7)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (track 14)
recording of:
Autumn in New York (1934) (track 16)
Comes Love (track 15)
They All Laughed (track 14)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-08-13) (track 10)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-13) (track 10)
drums:
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:
Jerome Kern (track 3)
Jerome Kern (1936) (track 10)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 5)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 3)
Otto Harbach (track 3)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 3)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1936) (track 10)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 5)
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)
T.B. Harms Co. (track 3)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 3)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 5)
later translated versions:
part of:
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (track 5)
recording of:
A Fine Romance (track 10)
I Won’t Dance (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
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) (track 6)
trumpet:
Frank Beach (trombone, trumpet) (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Frank Beach (trombone, trumpet) (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (track 6)
drums:
Alvin Stoller (1957) (tracks 5, 9, 13)
Alvin Stoller (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Alvin Stoller (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (track 6)
guitar:
Tony Rizzi (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Tony Rizzi (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (track 6)
double bass:
Joe Mondragon (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Joe Mondragon (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (track 6)
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) (track 6)
trombone:
Buddy Childers (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Buddy Childers (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (track 6)
French horn:
Vincent DeRosa (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Vincent DeRosa (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (track 6)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 2, 5, 13)
George Gershwin (composer) (1934 – 1935) (tracks 5–6)
conductor:
Russell Garcia (1957-08-18) (track 5)
Russell Garcia (1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14) (track 6)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (tracks 2, 5, 5–6, 13)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 2, 5, 5–6, 13)
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) (track 6)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 2)
Warner/Chappell (track 2)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 5)
Ira Gershwin Music (1935) (track 2)
WB Music Corp. (1935) (track 2)
arrangements:
Porgy and Bess: Tempo di Blues (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 13)
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
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:
Sommartid (track 2)
Summa is (track 2)
part of:
Porgy and Bess (track 5)
Porgy and Bess: Act II (tracks 5–6)
recording of:
I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ (Porgy and Bess) (track 5)
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 2, 5)