Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Available to Download Now
 
Buy the MP3 album for £11.49
 
 
 
 
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Songbook [Box set, Original recording remastered]

Ella Fitzgerald Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
Price: £12.15 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 17 Sep.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
Buy the MP3 album for £11.49 at the Amazon Digital Music Store.


Amazon's Ella Fitzgerald Store

Music

Image of album by Ella Fitzgerald

Photos

Image of Ella Fitzgerald

Biography

Of all the critiques that have been written about Ella Fitzgerald, East Coast music critic Tony Mastrianni’s perhaps best defined her very special song stylings. “In the case of Ella Fitzgerald you have something unique. There continues to be no one like her, no one who uses a voice so completely like a musical instrument. . . . She can stray from the melody, sing around it, and ... Read more in Amazon's Ella Fitzgerald Store

Visit Amazon's Ella Fitzgerald Store
for 666 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Songbook + Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook + Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book
Price For All Three: £31.92

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Audio CD (25 May 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B0000047EH
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,996 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Disc 1:

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Have You Met Miss Jones? 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You Took Advantage Of Me 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. A Ship Without A Sail 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. To Keep My Love Alive 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dancing On The Ceiling 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Lady Is A Tramp 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. With A Song In My Heart 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Manhattan 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Johnny One Note 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Wish I Were In Love Again 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Spring Is Here 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. It Never Entered My Mind 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. This Can't Be Love 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Thou Swell 2:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. My Romance 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Where Or When 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Little Girl Blue 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Give It Back To The Indians 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ten Cents A Dance 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. There's A Small Hotel 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ev'rything I've Got 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Could Write A Book 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Blue Room 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. My Funny Valentine 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered 6:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mountain Greenery 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Wait Till You See Her 1:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lover 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Isn't It Romantic? 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Here In My Arms 1:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Blue Moon 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. My Heart Stood Still 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. I've Got Five Dollars 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Lover (Mono Version) 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Only Frank Sinatra has put his indelible stamp on as many pages of the American Popular Songbook as Ella Fitzgerald. But while Sinatra specialized in mood-themed albums (his composer-based collections were compiled from material already released), Fitzgerald's ambitious songbooks devoted themselves to one great songwriter after another: Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and so on. Her two-volume Rodgers and Hart project ranks with the best, and if Buddy Bergman's arrangements are a bit sweeter than his Cole Porter settings, or Nelson Riddle's Gershwin treatments, they suit the material just fine. And what a wide range of material it is (with original verses intact!), intermingling novelty show tunes ("Give It Back to the Indians," "Johnny One Note"), sophisticated standards ("Manhattan," "Blue Moon," "The Lady Is a Tramp"), and lush ballads ("Isn't It Romantic," "It Never Entered My Mind"). But the most exquisite thing Fitzgerald ever recorded is her seven-minute "Bewitched" (a.k.a. "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered") on volume 2, casting a spell of hushed reverie that makes time stand still. --Jim Emerson

Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
82 of 82 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Although neither the first nor the most fêted of Ella Fitzgerald's Songbooks, this collection drawn from the huge output of Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers is unquestionably the best. What sets the Rodgers and Hart Songbook apart from the other albums in the series that Ella recorded for Norman Granz's Verve label, quite simply, is the quality of the material that she had to work with. Her voice was such a magisterial instrument and her command of the expressive power of words so subtle that she seldom performed anything which drew on the full scope all her abilities. In the course of this double album, we get to see every facet of her talent. With Hart and Rodgers, Ella's enormous generosity of spirit, her love for song and for singing, her sheer humanity are put wholeheartedly at the disposal of very great music. Make no mistake, this is a desert island album.
Richard Rodgers is most widely known for his nicely conceived but largely undemanding settings of the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein - above all, perhaps, in 'Oklahoma' and 'The Sound of Music.' However, it has been recognised by many, especially jazz musicians, that Rodgers' earlier work with Lorenz Hart shows the full measure of his talents. When he worked with Hammerstein, the lyrics came first: the notoriously elusive Hart, on the other hand, preferred to write words for tunes that had already been composed. Before he was constrained by Hammerstein's trite little rhymes, Rodgers produced pieces that, among the great Broadway composers, are equalled in melodic suppleness and harmonic variety only by Jerome Kern. Hart, in return, wrote lyrics that are by turns scintillating in their wit and searing in their poignancy.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.... 8 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have always been a fan of the Great Ella, and was bought this CD for my birthday last year. Although possessing other CD's by Ella I had never experienced her in such glory until I received this album. Although consistently amazing this CD is, in my humble opinion, worth buying solely for the recording of With a Song in My Heart. A fabulous song, a brilliant voice - a desert island disc!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ella sings Rodgers & Hart 26 Nov 2010
By Dr. H. A. Jones TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:MP3 Download
Here we are treated to 34 R & H tunes (and a reprise of `Lover') with the backing and arrangements again of Buddy Bregman who accompanied Ella on the Cole Porter selection.
Rodgers and Hart produced a great many more shows than Rodgers with his second lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein, though both collaborations lasted for some 17 years. The producer, Norman Granz, had a wonderful selection of tunes to pick from: `Spring is here', `My romance', `The blue room', `Where or when' are probably amongst the best known, but there are many, many more lovely tunes and lyrics. Some of the tunes are not best suited to Ella, like `Have you met Miss Jones' and `The lady is a tramp'; but `Ten cents a dance' is perfect.

It's interesting how different are the tunes Rodgers composed with Hart, who put words to Rodgers' melodies, compared with Rodgers writing tunes to Hammerstein's words. This is a lovely selection from the American Song Book and I for one am delighted to have it available on CD, especially since for many years now I've been presenting programmes of music for friends. The sound quality is so much better than on LP and it is so much easier to pick out specific tunes to play.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Ella at her best 5 Mar 2014
By Brian R
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ther are so many reasons for giving this recording top marks. I think the lyrics even outdo the Cole Porter Songbook. Fabulous.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Mellow Magnificence 21 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm a fan of the late much lamented Ella and the way she interprets these numbers has done nothing to diminish my enthusiasm. Timeless and a generally very good quality recording.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Rogers &Hart 4 Jan 2014
By Malco
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I just love Rogers and Hart music and Ella sings to perfection. If you want the best, just buy this CD.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback