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The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books Box set

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Disc 1:

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listen  1. All Through The NightElla Fitzgerald 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Anything GoesElla Fitzgerald 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch Today)Ella Fitzgerald 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Too Darn HotElla Fitzgerald 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. In The Still Of The NightElla Fitzgerald 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Get A Kick Out Of YouElla Fitzgerald 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Do I Love You?Ella Fitzgerald 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. (I'm) Always True To You In My FashionElla Fitzgerald 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) (Master Take)Ella Fitzgerald 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Just One Of Those ThingsElla Fitzgerald 3:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Ev'ry Time We Say GoodbyeElla Fitzgerald 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. All Of YouElla Fitzgerald 1:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Begin The BeguineElla Fitzgerald 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Get Out Of TownElla Fitzgerald 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. I Am In LoveElla Fitzgerald 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. From This Moment OnElla Fitzgerald 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. I Love ParisElla Fitzgerald 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. You Do Something To MeElla Fitzgerald 2:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Ridin' HighElla Fitzgerald 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Easy To LoveElla Fitzgerald 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. It's All Right With MeElla Fitzgerald 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Why Can't You Behave?Ella Fitzgerald 5:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. What Is This Thing Called Love?Ella Fitzgerald 2:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. You're The TopElla Fitzgerald 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Love For SaleElla Fitzgerald 5:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. It's DeLovelyElla Fitzgerald 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Night And DayElla Fitzgerald 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Ace In The HoleElla Fitzgerald 2:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. So In LoveElla Fitzgerald 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. I've Got You Under My SkinElla Fitzgerald 2:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. I Concentrate On YouElla Fitzgerald 3:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Don't Fence Me InElla Fitzgerald 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. You're The TopElla Fitzgerald 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. I Concentrate On YouElla Fitzgerald 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)Ella Fitzgerald 8:51$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Have You Met Miss Jones?Ella Fitzgerald 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. You Took Advantage Of MeElla Fitzgerald 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. A Ship Without A SailElla Fitzgerald 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. To Keep My Love AliveElla Fitzgerald 3:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Dancing On The CeilingElla Fitzgerald 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Lady Is A TrampElla Fitzgerald 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. With A Song In My HeartElla Fitzgerald 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. ManhattanElla Fitzgerald 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Johnny One NoteElla Fitzgerald 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. I Wish I Were In Love AgainElla Fitzgerald 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Spring Is HereElla Fitzgerald 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. It Never Entered My MindElla Fitzgerald 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. This Can't Be LoveElla Fitzgerald 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Thou SwellElla Fitzgerald 2:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. My RomanceElla Fitzgerald 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Where Or WhenElla Fitzgerald 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Little Girl BlueElla Fitzgerald 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 4:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Give It Back To The IndiansElla Fitzgerald 3:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Ten Cents A DanceElla Fitzgerald 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. There's A Small HotelElla Fitzgerald 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I Didn't Know What Time It WasElla Fitzgerald 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Ev'rything I've GotElla Fitzgerald 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Could Write A BookElla Fitzgerald 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Blue RoomElla Fitzgerald 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. My Funny ValentineElla Fitzgerald 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. BewitchedElla Fitzgerald 7:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Mountain GreeneryElla Fitzgerald 2:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Wait Till You See HerElla Fitzgerald 1:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Lover (Stereo Version)Ella Fitzgerald 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Isn't It Romantic?Ella Fitzgerald 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Here In My ArmsElla Fitzgerald 1:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Blue MoonElla Fitzgerald 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. My Heart Stood StillElla Fitzgerald 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. I've Got Five DollarsElla Fitzgerald 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Lover (Mono Version)Ella Fitzgerald 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 5:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Rockin' In RhythmElla Fitzgerald 5:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Drop Me Off In HarlemElla Fitzgerald 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Day DreamElla Fitzgerald 4:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. CaravanElla Fitzgerald 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Take The "A" TrainElla Fitzgerald 6:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The BluesElla Fitzgerald 4:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. ClementineElla Fitzgerald 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I Didn't Know About YouElla Fitzgerald 4:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I'm Beginning To See The LightElla Fitzgerald 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lost In MeditationElla Fitzgerald 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. PerdidoElla Fitzgerald 6:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Cotton TailElla Fitzgerald 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Do Nothing Till You Hear From MeElla Fitzgerald 7:41$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 6:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Just Sittin And A RockinDuke Ellington 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. SolitudeElla Fitzgerald 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Rocks In My BedElla Fitzgerald 3:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Satin Doll (1956 Version)Ella Fitzgerald 3:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Sophisticated LadyElla Fitzgerald 5:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)Ella Fitzgerald 4:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)Ella Fitzgerald 4:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. AzureElla Fitzgerald 2:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartElla Fitzgerald 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. In A Sentimental MoodElla Fitzgerald 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Don't Get Around Much AnymoreElla Fitzgerald 5:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Prelude To A KissElla Fitzgerald 5:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Mood IndigoElla Fitzgerald 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. In A Mellow ToneOscar Peterson 5:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Love You MadlyOscar Peterson 4:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Lush LifeOscar Peterson 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Squatty RooOscar Peterson 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 7:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. I'm Just A Lucky So And SoElla Fitzgerald 4:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. All Too SoonElla Fitzgerald 4:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Everything But YouElla Fitzgerald 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)Ella Fitzgerald 6:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Bli-BlipElla Fitzgerald 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Chelsea BridgeElla Fitzgerald 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Portrait Of Ella FitzgeraldDuke Ellington And His Orchestra16:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The E And D Blues (E For Ella And D For Duke)Ella Fitzgerald 4:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. RehearsalElla Fitzgerald10:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Chelsea BridgeElla Fitzgerald 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 8:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Let's Face The Music And DanceElla Fitzgerald 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. You're Laughing At MeElla Fitzgerald 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Let Yourself GoElla Fitzgerald 2:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. You Can Have HimElla Fitzgerald 3:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Russian LullabyElla Fitzgerald 1:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Puttin' On The RitzElla Fitzgerald 2:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Get Thee Behind Me SatanElla Fitzgerald 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Alexander's Ragtime BandElla Fitzgerald 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Top Hat, White Tie, And TailsElla Fitzgerald 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. How About Me?Ella Fitzgerald 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Cheek To Cheek [feat. Paul Weston & His Orchestra]Ella Fitzgerald 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Used To Be Color BlindElla Fitzgerald 2:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. LazyElla Fitzgerald 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. How Deep Is The Ocean?Ella Fitzgerald 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. All By MyselfElla Fitzgerald 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. RememberElla Fitzgerald 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 9:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. SuppertimeElla Fitzgerald 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. How's Chances?Ella Fitzgerald 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Heat WaveElla Fitzgerald 2:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain)Ella Fitzgerald 3:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. You Keep Coming Back Like A SongElla Fitzgerald 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Reaching For The MoonElla Fitzgerald 2:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Slumming On Park AvenuePaul Weston & His Orchestra 2:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On)Ella Fitzgerald 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One BasketElla Fitzgerald 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Now It Can Be ToldElla Fitzgerald 3:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. AlwaysElla Fitzgerald 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. It's A Lovely Day TodayElla Fitzgerald 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Change PartnersElla Fitzgerald 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)Ella Fitzgerald 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. I've Got My Love To Keep Me WarmElla Fitzgerald 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Blue Skies [feat. Harry "Sweets" Edison]Ella Fitzgerald 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 10:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Ambulatory SuiteNelson Riddle & His Orchestra 7:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The PreludesNelson Riddle & His Orchestra 6:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Sam And DelilahElla Fitzgerald 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. But Not For MeElla Fitzgerald 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. My One And OnlyElla Fitzgerald 2:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Let's Call The Whole Thing OffElla Fitzgerald 4:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. (I've Got) Beginner's LuckElla Fitzgerald 3:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Oh, Lady Be GoodElla Fitzgerald 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Nice Work If You Can Get ItElla Fitzgerald 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Things Are Looking UpElla Fitzgerald 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Just Another RhumbaElla Fitzgerald 5:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. How Long Has This Been Going On?Ella Fitzgerald 3:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. 'S WonderfulElla Fitzgerald 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Man I LoveElla Fitzgerald 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. That Certain FeelingElla Fitzgerald 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. By StraussElla Fitzgerald 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Someone To Watch Over MeElla Fitzgerald 4:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. The Real American Folk SongElla Fitzgerald 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Who Cares?Ella Fitzgerald 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 11:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Looking For A BoyElla Fitzgerald 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. They All LaughedElla Fitzgerald 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. My Cousin In MilwaukeeElla Fitzgerald 3:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Somebody From SomewhereElla Fitzgerald 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. A Foggy DayElla Fitzgerald 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Clap Yo' HandsElla Fitzgerald 2:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. For You For Me For EvermoreElla Fitzgerald 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Stiff Upper LipElla Fitzgerald 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Boy WantedElla Fitzgerald 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Strike Up The BandElla Fitzgerald 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. SoonElla Fitzgerald 2:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. I've Got A Crush On YouElla Fitzgerald 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Bidin' My TimeElla Fitzgerald 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did?Ella Fitzgerald 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Of Thee I SingElla Fitzgerald 3:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. The Half Of It Dearie BluesElla Fitzgerald 3:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. I Was Doing All RightElla Fitzgerald 3:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. He Loves And She LovesElla Fitzgerald 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 12:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Love Is Sweeping The CountryElla Fitzgerald 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Treat Me RoughElla Fitzgerald 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Our Love Is Here To StayElla Fitzgerald 3:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Slap That BassElla Fitzgerald 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Isn't It A PityElla Fitzgerald 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Shall We Dance?Ella Fitzgerald 3:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Love Walked InElla Fitzgerald 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. You've Got What Gets MeElla Fitzgerald 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. They Can't Take That Away From MeElla Fitzgerald 3:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Embraceable YouElla Fitzgerald 4:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. I Can't Be Bothered NowElla Fitzgerald 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Boy What Love Has Done To MeElla Fitzgerald 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Fascinating RhythmElla Fitzgerald 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Funny FaceElla Fitzgerald 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. LoreleiElla Fitzgerald 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Oh So NiceElla Fitzgerald 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Let's Kiss And Make UpElla Fitzgerald 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. I Got RhythmElla Fitzgerald 3:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Somebody Loves MeElla Fitzgerald 2:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Cheerful Little EarfulElla Fitzgerald 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen21. Oh, Lady, Be Good!Ella Fitzgerald 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen22. But Not For MeNelson Riddle & His Orchestra 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 13:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me)Ella Fitzgerald 7:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Let's Fall In LoveElla Fitzgerald 4:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time)Ella Fitzgerald 5:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaElla Fitzgerald 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. My Shining HourElla Fitzgerald 3:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Hooray For LoveElla Fitzgerald 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. This Time The Dream's On MeElla Fitzgerald 4:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. That Old Black MagicElla Fitzgerald 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I've Got The World On A StringElla Fitzgerald 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Let's Take A Walk Around The BlockElla Fitzgerald 3:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)Ella Fitzgerald 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The PositiveElla Fitzgerald 3:38$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 14:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. When The Sun Comes OutElla Fitzgerald 5:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Come Rain Or Come ShineElla Fitzgerald 3:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. As Long As I LiveElla Fitzgerald 3:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Happiness Is A Thing Called JoeElla Fitzgerald 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. It's Only A Paper MoonElla Fitzgerald 3:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Man That Got AwayElla Fitzgerald 5:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)Ella Fitzgerald 3:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. It Was Written In The StarsElla Fitzgerald 5:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Get HappyElla Fitzgerald 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. I Gotta Right To Sing The BluesElla Fitzgerald 5:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Out Of This WorldElla Fitzgerald 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Over The RainbowElla Fitzgerald 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Ding-Dong! The Witch Is DeadElla Fitzgerald 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Sing My HeartElla Fitzgerald 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Let's Take A Walk Around The BlockElla Fitzgerald 4:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Sing My HeartElla Fitzgerald 5:38$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 15:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Let's BeginElla Fitzgerald 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. A Fine RomanceElla Fitzgerald 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. All The Things You AreElla Fitzgerald 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I'll Be Hard To HandleElla Fitzgerald 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. You Couldn't Be CuterElla Fitzgerald 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. She Didn't Say YesElla Fitzgerald 3:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I'm Old FashionedElla Fitzgerald 3:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Remind MeElla Fitzgerald 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Way You Look TonightElla Fitzgerald 4:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. YesterdaysElla Fitzgerald 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Can't Help Lovin' Dat ManElla Fitzgerald 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Why Was I Born?Ella Fitzgerald 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 

Disc 16:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Too Marvelous For WordsElla Fitzgerald 2:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Early AutumnElla Fitzgerald 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Day In Day OutElla Fitzgerald 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. LauraElla Fitzgerald 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. This Time The Dream's On MeElla Fitzgerald 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. SkylarkElla Fitzgerald 3:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Single-OElla Fitzgerald 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Something's Gotta GiveElla Fitzgerald 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Trav'lin LightElla Fitzgerald 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Midnight Sun (1964 Version)Ella Fitzgerald 4:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Dream (When You're Feeling Blue)Ella Fitzgerald 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Remember YouElla Fitzgerald 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. When A Woman Loves A ManElla Fitzgerald 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: November 2, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 16
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Verve Records
  • ASIN: B0000046RN
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,862 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

The great Ella Fitzgerald recorded, from 1956 to 1964, the songs of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer in what is now known as the Song Book series. This 16-CD boxed set reproduces to the letter all eight of these classic albums and gathers them inside a clothbound box with a 48-page hardcover book. 245 tracks, with unreleased material.

This 16-CD set collects all of Ella Fitzgerald's Songbooks, a monumental tribute to the American popular song and its greatest composers, recorded for Verve between 1956 and 1964. There is likely no other singer possessed of the mix of talents that Fitzgerald brought to the project, a combination of sheer vocal technique, creativity in phrasing and rhythm, and fidelity to lyrics and intent. The sheer scale of the project contributes to its value, for Fitzgerald went far beyond the standard repertoire, rediscovering little-known gems by many of her subjects: Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Rodgers and Hart, Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, and Duke Ellington. The discs of Ellington material still stand out, illuminated by the presence of Duke and his band. They put Ellington, a master melodist as well as a great composer, in his rightful place in the pantheon of American songwriters. --Stuart Broomer

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This is one of the best Jazz boxed sets I've ever bought.
Ella Fitzgerald's interpretations of Great American Songbook gems by Arlen, Gershwin, Porter, Duke Ellington, Rogers and Hart, Mercer, and Kern are timeless.
One can listen to these songs again and again , and doing so brings only greater pleasure.
Shalom Freedman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Stoltzfus on February 6, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I was able to hear Ella at Ravinia here in Chicago a year or two before her death and at the time was more familiar with her name than with the breadth of her musical talent. The evening was one of those experiences that is etched permanently in my mind, and I feel truly privileged to have heard Ella in person.

It was after that that I looked longingly at this set of hers for a couple of years before I had the nerve to bite the bullet and buy it, despite its high asking price. Looking back at the literal "days" of listening pleasure I've received from this set, as well as the visual feast that is included, with the individual CD jackets featuring the original cover artwork, I have to say it has been one of the wisest "impulse" purchases I've ever made. (Wise is not an adjective usually applied to an impulse purchase, but in this case it is an accurate description. The only other impulse purchase I've made that conjures up a similar emotional response from me is the Bose Wave System, which makes Ella sound just fine, by the way(!)...)

I felt passionate enough about this set to actually take the time and scan in the individual CD covers so they would appear within iTunes in my Mac when I played the tracks on my computer. Given that the scanned images were still available, I've uploaded them onto Amazon's website on this page for your perusal, enjoyment, right-clicking to save for your own use in iTunes, whatever. Oh, and did I say, enjoy this set!
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By James Tg Fuentes on February 2, 2002
Format: Audio CD
worth every cent!
the true blue fan can't sometimes help but think that the sheer enormousness of this collection seem to make up for the quality of material ella recorded for decca (with "pure ella with ellis larkins" an exception). the albums on this set arguably defined her career and might as well be the tribute to her visionary producer and manager, norman granz. with bonus tracks, miniaturized versions of the books found on the vinyl versions of some of the cd's (check out the gershwin songbook!) and the elegantly packaged box the 16 discs comes in, you can't get any more de luxe than this!
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By jerry Sullivan on January 19, 2002
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After close to 20 years of languishing at Decca, recording songs good and dreadful, Ella Fitzgerald was finally able to record under the direction of her manager, Norman Granz. In order to provide a clean artistic break from her Decca material, he decided to institute a great american composer series, something Ella Fitzgerald was not too keen on. The series which resulted, the songbooks in this beautiful set, have become such a part of our collective memory, it's hard to believe they almost didn't happen. The sound on this set is consistently excellent, even when compared to my mint original vinyl; and there are extras, never before included.......these include false starts, patter between Ella and the engineers, all of which helps one realize she was a real person, and actually did make a few mistakes from time to time. As this began in 1956, some of the material in in mono only, as not all the labels were convinced of the worthiness of the then new stereo sound. Not to worry, the production is so consistently good, you probably will not notice which are mono and which are stereo. If I have one quibble with the set, it's the size.........The CDs are jacketed in miniature LP-style covers, complete with original liner notes, now so small as to be virtually unreadable. A pity, because a wealth of information about the music is in these notes. But, of course, the music is the main thing, by the greatest of all popular singers in history, Ella Fitzgerald. If you are in any way remotely interested in great singing and great songs, buy this set, it's a bargain at any price. In all honesty, this set deserves 80 stars, 5 for each of the 16 discs herein. It's a gem
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Thomas D. Ryan on June 1, 2006
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If a better example of pre-rock-and-roll 20th Century popular music exists, I'd like to know about it. But, don't knock yourself out trying to find it, because you'll never convince me that anything comes anywhere near the scope of this collection. Simply put, Norman Granz, the producer/conceiver of these sessions and the owner of Verve Records, realized a concept that is so grandiose, so all-encompassing, so full of overwhelming talent, that it is without peer, both conceptually and in actuality. As hard is it may be for a contemporary (millennial) soul to comprehend, `pop' music once incorporated the musings of Duke Ellington, the Gershwins, Cole Porter and each of the other brilliant, incomparable talents featured in this collection. Anybody who is even marginally interested in the history of music, both `popular' and `artistic', simply cannot claim competence without immersing themselves in this most remarkable of all thematic collections.

Thematic collections? This is an understatement of almost profound proportions, for which Norman Granz deserves his due. After all, it was his love of good music that led him to the point where he could credibly conceive of something so grand. At the time of its creation, Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most respected and well-received vocalists of all time. Her talents were beyond reproach, with a straightforward, pitch-perfect style that made her one of the most un-interpretable vocalists of all time; how do you imitate perfection? The only fault that was even remotely justifiable regarding Ella's vocalese was her lack of overt stylization (except when scatting, of course). At her best, Ella sang a song as if the song was the point, somehow transcending her interpreting abilities.
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