I have no idea why they chose to pair these two collections together, this mash-up seems very random. They should've just made the (3) 'Swing' collections a full one, Ella swings Brightly, Lightly, and Gently. I'm not understanding where the idea to clash these two in particular came from.
I chose to purchase it because of the Bonus Tracks. Might as well get more for a great price.
This is a great compilation to play while in the office, or lounging at home as background music. I personally, tune in daily, It's very catchy and relaxing. Some of the songs are just 'okay', but after hearing them over, and over, the lyrics tend to get stuck in your head.
This collection --although a 5 star product-- still has nothing on the Gershwin Songbook, but it's still a hot package.
There's really nothing else to speak about, in terms of the songs. If you're familiar with Ella you know what expect. What I can say is that it's more of her 'Swing' style, the side she showcased throughout the 60's.
I wouldn't suggest this collection to anyone inquiring 'Who is Ella'? Again, it's a great set, but definitely not her most exciting songs. Purchase 'Ella Fitzgerald sings the Goerge & Ira Gershwin Songbook' for more thrill and excitement.