The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong on Verve

~ Release by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (see all versions of this release, 2 available)

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1957-08-23)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1957-08-23)
drums (drum set):
Louie Bellson (on 1957-08-23)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1957-08-23)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1957-08-23)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-23)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-23) and Ella Fitzgerald (on 1957-08-23)
recording of:
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off (from “Shall We Dance”) (on 1957-08-23)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack)
44:14
2Love Is Here to Stay
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1957-08-23)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1957-08-23)
drums (drum set):
Louie Bellson (on 1957-08-23)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1957-08-23)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1957-08-23)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-23)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-23) and Ella Fitzgerald (on 1957-08-23)
recording of:
Love Is Here to Stay (on 1957-08-23)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin
composer:
George Gershwin (composer)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music (UK), Chappell Music Ltd., Frankie G. Songs, George Gershwin Music, Ira Gershwin Music, Nokawi Music, Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label), Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996), ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label), ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部, WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (until 2019-05-28), Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1938) and WC Music Corp. (from 2019-05-28 to present)
part of:
The Goldwyn Follies
34:00
3The Nearness of You
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1956-08-16)
drums (drum set):
Buddy Rich (on 1956-08-16)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1956-08-16)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1956-08-16)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1956-08-16)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1956-08-16, from 1956-08-16 until 1967-08-16) and Ella Fitzgerald (on 1956-08-16)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1956-08-16)
recording of:
The Nearness of You (on 1956-08-16)
lyricist:
Ned Washington (in 1938)
composer:
Hoagy Carmichael (in 1938)
publisher:
Famous Chappell, Famous Music Corporation, Sony/ATV Harmony, Sony/ATV Harmony UK and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC (1995-2020)
45:42
4Stars Fell on Alabama
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1956-08-16)
drums (drum set):
Buddy Rich (on 1956-08-16)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1956-08-16)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1956-08-16)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1956-08-16)
vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (on 1956-08-16) and Louis Armstrong (from 1956-08-16 until 1967-08-16)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1956-08-16)
recording of:
Stars Fell on Alabama
lyricist:
Mitchell Parish
composer:
Frank Perkins
publisher:
EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP-affiliated) and Mills Music
43:35
5Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You?
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1957-08-23)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1957-08-23)
drums (drum set):
Louie Bellson (on 1957-08-23)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1957-08-23)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1957-08-23)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-23)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-23) and Ella Fitzgerald (on 1957-08-23)
recording of:
Gee, Baby Ain’t I Good to You (on 1957-08-23)
lyricist:
Andy Razaf
composer:
Don Redman
publisher:
Michael H. Goldsen Inc. and Razaf Music
4:14
6They Can't Take That Away From Me
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1956-08-16)
drums (drum set):
Buddy Rich (on 1956-08-16)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1956-08-16)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1956-08-16)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1956-08-16)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1956-08-16) and Ella Fitzgerald (on 1956-08-16)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1956-08-16)
recording of:
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (from “Shall We Dance”) (on 1956-08-16)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1937)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1937)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music (UK), Chappell Music Ltd., Ira Gershwin Music, Warner/Chappell Music Holland BV, Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09), WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) and Gershwin Publishing Corp (in 1937)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical)
part of:
Crazy for You (1992 musical)
part of:
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack)
4.54:40
7Autumn in New York
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1957-08-23)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1957-08-23)
drums (drum set):
Louie Bellson (on 1957-08-23)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1957-08-23)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1957-08-23)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-23)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-23) and Ella Fitzgerald (on 1957-08-23)
recording of:
Autumn in New York (1934) (on 1957-08-23)
lyricist and composer:
Vernon Duke
publisher:
Chappell & Co. and Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!)
5:59
8Summertime
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1957-08-18)
double bass:
Joe Mondragon (on 1957-08-18)
drums (drum set):
Alvin Stoller (in 1957, on 1957-08-18)
French horn:
Vincent DeRosa (on 1957-08-18)
guitar:
Tony Rizzi (on 1957-08-18)
piano:
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (in 1957, on 1957-08-18)
trombone:
Buddy Childers (on 1957-08-18)
trumpet:
Frank Beach (trombone, trumpet) (on 1957-08-18)
violin:
Victor Arno (on 1957-08-18)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (in 1957, on 1957-08-18) and Ella Fitzgerald (in 1957, on 1957-08-18)
orchestra:
Russ Garcia and His Orchestra (in 1957)
conductor:
Russell Garcia (on 1957-08-18)
performer:
Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
part of:
Helsingin Sanomat: 100 maailman parasta laulua (2022-1-15) (number: 20)
recording of:
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (on 1957-08-18)
lyricist:
Dorothy Kuhns (playwright), Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward
composer:
George Gershwin (composer)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music Ltd., Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Publishing, George Gershwin Music, New Dawn Music, Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996), Warner/Chappell, Warner/Chappell Music Holland BV, Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09), Ira Gershwin Music (in 1935), WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (from 1935 until 2019-05-28) and WC Music Corp. (from 2019-05-28 to present)
is based on:
Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. “Summertime” (Clara)
lyrics quoted on:
Doin’ Time
5:02
9Tenderly
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1956-08-16)
drums (drum set):
Buddy Rich (on 1956-08-16)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1956-08-16)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1956-08-16)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1956-08-16)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1956-08-16) and Ella Fitzgerald (on 1956-08-16)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1956-08-16)
cover recording of:
Tenderly (on 1956-08-16)
lyricist:
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (in 1946)
composer:
Walter Gross (American composer) (in 1946)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Chappell Morris Music, Chappell/Morris Ltd., Edwin Morris Music and Range Road Music
recording of:
Tenderly
lyricist:
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (in 1946)
composer:
Walter Gross (American composer) (in 1946)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Chappell Morris Music, Chappell/Morris Ltd., Edwin Morris Music and Range Road Music
45:09
10Stompin' at the Savoy
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1957-08-23)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1957-07-23, on 1957-08-23)
drums (drum set):
Louie Bellson (on 1957-07-23, on 1957-08-23)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1957-07-23, on 1957-08-23)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1957-07-23, on 1957-08-23)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-07-23, on 1957-08-23)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-07-23, on 1957-08-23) and Ella Fitzgerald (on 1957-07-23, on 1957-08-23)
recording of:
Stompin’ at the Savoy (on 1957-07-23)
lyricist:
Andy Razaf
composer:
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader), Edgar Sampson and Chick Webb
publisher:
EMI Robbins Catalog (ASCAP), Ragbag Music (ASCAP), Razaf Music, Rytvoc (ASCAP), フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部 and ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label)
recording of:
Stompin’ at the Savoy (on 1957-08-23)
lyricist:
Andy Razaf
composer:
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader), Edgar Sampson and Chick Webb
publisher:
EMI Robbins Catalog (ASCAP), Ragbag Music (ASCAP), Razaf Music, Rytvoc (ASCAP), フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部 and ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label)
3.55:15
11Under a Blanket of Blue
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1956-08-16)
drums (drum set):
Buddy Rich (on 1956-08-16)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1956-08-16)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1956-08-16)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1956-08-16)
vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (on 1956-08-16) and Louis Armstrong (from 1956-08-16 until 1967-08-16)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1956-08-16)
recording of:
Under a Blanket of Blue (on 1956-08-16)
additional lyricist:
Al J. Neiburg (lyricist) (in 1933)
lyricist:
Marty Symes (lyricist) (in 1933)
composer:
Jerry Livingston (songwriter) (in 1933)
44:19
12I Wants to Stay Here4:38
13I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1957-08-13)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (on 1957-08-13)
drums (drum set):
Louie Bellson (on 1957-08-13)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (on 1957-08-13)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (on 1957-08-13)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-13)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1957-08-13) and Ella Fitzgerald (on 1957-08-13)
recording of:
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (on 1957-08-13)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (in 1937)
publisher:
Irving Berlin Music Company, Irving Berlin Music Corp., Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996), Williamson Music Company, シンコーミュージック・エンタテイメント and ユニバーサル・ミュージック・パブリッシング Synch事業部
43:12
14There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
drums (drum set):
Alvin Stoller (in 1957)
piano:
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (in 1957)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (in 1957) and Ella Fitzgerald (in 1957)
recording of:
Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene II. “There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York”
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward
composer:
George Gershwin (composer)
part of:
Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene II
4:55
15You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)3:09