Our Love Is Here To Stay: Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin
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Our Love Is Here To Stay: Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin

9 Feb 1998

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  Song Title Artist
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' Ella Fitzgerald
He Loves And She Loves Ella Fitzgerald
A Woman Is A Sometime Thing Louis Armstrong
They Can't Take That Away From Me Louis Armstrong
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Louis Armstrong
Strike Up The Band Ella Fitzgerald
Things Are Looking Up Ella Fitzgerald
They All Laughed Louis Armstrong
A Foggy Day Louis Armstrong
How Long Has This Been Going On? Louis Armstrong
Summertime Louis Armstrong
Love Is Here To Stay Louis Armstrong
There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York Louis Armstrong
'S Wonderful Ella Fitzgerald
I Was Doing All Right Louis Armstrong
Oh, Lady Be Good Ella Fitzgerald

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  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:05:19
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  • ASIN: B001KV2PNI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 424,773 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding interpretations 18 Mar 2004
By CE Duff
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AS AN AVID fan of musical theatre, I was expecting the Gershwin collection, as sung by Ella and Louis, to be a tour de force of varied jazz styles and supreme vocals: I was not disappointed. Along with sublime piano (courtesy Oscar Peterson) on many tracks and a strong brass section, Ella and Louis make "Our Love is Here Stay" a cornerstone of any respectable jazz collection. In particular "A Woman is a Sometime Thing", "A Foggy Day", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", the title track and of course the monumental "Summertime" stand out as exemplifiying the sort of quality music produced by these two jazz powerhouses. Buy it.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ella and Louis sing Gershwin perfectly! 21 Dec 2001
By A Customer
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Most of Gershwin's most classic tunes are featured on this album and Ella and Louis do not fail to give them credit. Armstrong and Fitzgerald, two of the most legendary singers, perform Gershwin's music perfectly. Armstrong's famous husky tones and Ella's smooth voice combine to produce a gorgeous effect that rounds off the music nicely. This album could not fail to dissapoint Gershwin OR Ella and Louis fans. The dynamic duo and Jazz's greatest composer present an album which is rendered almost perfect - the only criticism being that there aren't enough tracks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ella and Louis at their best 7 April 2014
By Split P
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This is an brilliant selection and excellent value. Several of the tracks are also on the even better Porgy and Bess album but I do not mind listening twice. The fifth star is missing because the final track is just not my taste although I know that many will love it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it does not get any better than this!! 14 Feb 1999
By kahzmo@imap2.asu.edu - Published on Amazon.com
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for any of us who think we are born to late for good music..take heart!! this cd is a must for anyone who likes music..ella is at her best and louis is the perfect partner...the new, remastered songs sound like they are singing a private concert just for you!! Their rendition of "I got plenty of nothin" is a treat for any Gershwin fan. I can not recommend this cd highly enough. I was turned on to this cd while spending a semester in Koeln Germany. (If anyone is planing a trip..i highly recomend Gonski Music at Neumarkt...the best selection of jazz cd's and they let you listen to cd's before you buy them..even if you don't buy them!! A great way to spend a rainy afternoon!)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to this fantastic duet 9 Oct 2002
By Luciano Ribeiro Sobral - Published on Amazon.com
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Ella and Louis are undoubtfully one of the greatest duets of the popular music. Many others tried to emulate them, but we'll have to wait a very long time until another couple of great singers develop the perfect chemistry showed in this records.
This album it's a collection of 16 Gershwin's songs. The best tracks are with Ella and Louis singing together with small groups or big bands, but you can find great moments of each one singing alone (as Ella in "Oh Lady Be Good"). The collection also brings some samples of the opera "Porgy and Bess". You can face this album as a test: if you like it (and it's virtually impossible dislike the music of a great composer sang by the greatest musicians), you are ready to know the other masterpieces recorded by Ella & Louis, like "Ella & Louis", "Ella & Louis Again" and "Porgy and Bess".
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No One Sings Gershwin Better 25 Jun 2002
By Ren - Published on Amazon.com
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I was quite delighted to find this album because I am a big fan of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's work together (Great interpretation of Porgy and Bess songs, and both Ella and Louis albums). I especially love when the two sing Gershwin songs, and this album is a great representative of all the classic Gershwin songs they do together. It holds a great mix of both orchestral jazz and combo jazz (with Oscar Peterson on piano). I love pretty much every song on this collection, but I think their performance of "Summertime" is scintillating. Other standouts include the cheerful "They All Laughed" and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", the dreamy "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "He Loves and She Loves", and the irresistibly catchy "Woman Is a Sometime Thing". All fans of Ella and Louis should check this out; you won't be disappointed. Plus it gives you a taste of other classic albums from the two legendary jazz singers who were made to work with each other.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fabulous Compendium 1 Jun 2006
By Thomas D. Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
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I can't help but wonder what would have happened if Ella and Louis were born in the `70s or `80s. Does anybody think that either of them would have stood a snowball's chance in Hell of being recognized for their immense talents? We live in a television age, a video-friendly age, an age that puts physical appearance before talent; that puts followers ahead of leaders. With her comparably plain looks, would anybody glance twice at Ella, or listen enough to realize her gift? Would Louis' ebullience be enough to propel him into the limelight, or would he be forced to succumb to producers and commercial sponsors? It's a sorry comment on today's music marketplace to consider that two of the most talented musicians of this century might not have even got their due if they were born too late, but we must be grateful that they came along when they did. We also must be willing to go back and listen as often as we can, so that we don't lose track of musicianship as grand and wonderful as theirs was.

Ella and Louis Sing Gershwin is a collection that is cobbled together from various other releases, including Porgy and Bess, Louis Armstrong meets Oscar Peterson, and of course, the duo's two sublime, rapturous duet albums and Ella's Gershwin songbook. Each of these albums is a work of art in and of itself, so any compilation of their fruits simply cannot be anything but brilliant. I will admit that I bought this because I believed it to contain unique material, so I was initially disappointed to discover that it recycled material from familiar sources, but when the music is this good, how can I complain? "They Can't Take That Away From Me" is the definitive version of the tune, as is "Love Is Here to Stay," and "S'Wonderful." From the intimacy of a four-piece combo to full-blown orchestral arrangements, the collection runs a wide dynamic range. Nelson Riddle's touch is particularly apparent on "S'Wonderful," with an arrangement that suggests the dynamic majesty of his work on Frank Sinatra's "I've Got You Under My Skin." You don't have to pay homage when you listen, but it is hard not to be awed, especially from today's perspective. We surely do not have a modern-day equivalent of Louis and Ella, so I suggest that you make the best of the situation and enjoy this collection for the wonder that it is. A+ Tom Ryan
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD =) 3 July 2000
By L. Drummond - Published on Amazon.com
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I haven't had much exposure to jazz music, and I didn't actually discover this CD until I was sifting through the music collection while I was helping my friends house-sit. I put it in the CD player and many of us were instantly hooked. Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are magnificent. There couldn't be a better jazz combination. This CD just makes me want more.
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