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Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson + 9 bonus tracks [CD]

Ella Fitzgerald Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 Mar 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Essential Jazz Classics
  • ASIN: B006YTLOE2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,400 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing 14 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
Total Time: 62:39 mins. - 21 tracks - includes 12-page booklet.

Originally issued on Verve; produced by Norman Granz.

Track Listing for Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson + 9 bonus tracks

01. When Your Love Has Gone 3:00
02. Don't Be That Way 3:49
03. Love Me Or Leave Me 2:52
04. I Hear Music 2:20
05. What Am I Here For? 2:45
06. I'm Gonna Go Fishin' 3:01
07. I Won't Dance 3:33
08. I Only Have Eyes For You 2:39
09. The Gentleman Is A Dope 4:02
10. Mean To Me 2:57
11. Alone Together 2:47
12. Pick Yourself Up 2:10
13. Darn That Dream 2:33*
14. Georgia On My Mind 3:32*
15. I Can't Get Started 3:34*
16. It's A Pity To Say Goodnight 2:37*
17. Call Me Darling [Long Take] 3:36*
18. Call Me Darling [Short Take] 2:40*
19. All Of Me 3:22*
20. Somebody Loves Me 2:37**
21. Cheerful Little Earful 2:06**
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Old Music... 17 Nov 2012
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This is fun and decent music from an other era where bigbands provided the necessary grooves for a swinging night out on the town. The smooth voice of Ella together with the polished sound of Nelson and his orchestra make for a pleasant and festive listening experience. As such it can function as a perfect mood enhancer for the holliday season or add a nice touch to a classy party. The bonus tracks (the complete sessions) make the party last just a bit longer and that's always a plus in my book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magic ! 22 July 2011
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When you bring 2 legends together ( in this case Ella and Nelson Riddle) you are bound to get something quite magical and special and that's exactly what this album has in spades!

Ella swings brightly with Nelson was the second of 2 albums she recorded with Nelson Riddle in 1962, the other - "Ella swings gently with Nelson" is also top notch and there's little to differentiate in terms of quality over each other. You can say what you want about your Beyonce's or Mariah's but there's no one today that will ever touch the superb Ella Fitzgerald in terms of that something extra special, her voice is such that everytime you listen to her you get goosebumps, revelling in her warm silky voice that is distinctly her own. She is totally and utterly every bit as special as Sinatra was.

Of course Nelson Riddle will be remembered by most because of his superb work with Sinatra but many other acts in the 50's and 60's benefited from his amazing arrangements like Nat king Cole, Peggy lee, Dean Martin and of course Ella. Riddle's arrangements here are nothing short of superb, "When your lover is gone" is a very similar arrangement to his one for Sinatra's "I got you under my skin" even down to the crescendo in the middle, a lovely catchy bouncy beat, a superb crescendo and stunning vocals make for a quite magical song and my favourite on this album.

There's not a duff track on this album and as an added bonus the CD is bolstered by 3 additional tracks recorded for Ella and Riddle's "Gershwin Songbook" album from 1959 but left off. I don't know why these were left off, i can only guess for space issues as it's certainly not down to the quality of the songs.

I really can't recommend this album enough, it see's 2 brilliant talents working in perfect sync delivering a stunning piece of work that is hard to find any fault with!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson 8 Sep 2012
By Dr. H. A. Jones TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This was the first of a pair of LPs now on CD that Ella Fitzgerald recorded in 1959 and 1961 with Nelson Riddle, apart from the Great American Songbook releases of music by Mercer, Kern and Gershwin on which they collaborated. It opens with a swinging arrangement of Einar Swan's `When your lover has gone' and Benny Goodman's `Don't be that way'. Walter Donaldson's `Love me or leave me' to which Gus Kahn put words is given a solid slow beat. There are a couple of Duke Ellington compositions -`I'm gonna go fishin'' and `What am I here for?', Jerome Kern's `I won't dance' from Roberta and `Pick yourself up'. I didn't think the Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz number `Alone together' fared so well as an up-tempo track - but then I've been spoiled by Bob Manning's version! `Call me darling' appears here again as on Ella Swings Gently with Nelson in a very slightly different take, as does Gershwin's `Somebody loves me', lifted from the Gershwin Songbook album. Overall, this is a bright and cheerful collaboration with Ella and Nelson in great form.
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