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Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook

Ella Fitzgerald, Louis ArmstrongAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 24, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B0000047EG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,729 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Long considered a jewel in Verve Records' very impressive crown, Fitzgerald's songbook collections of various composers--a series that was started by the success of this set--are all wonderful, but her natural wit and intelligence was at its most perfect with Cole Porter's erudite, urbane songs. While not as scat-oriented as her small group outings, these Porter sets offer her most realized pop performances. Also, the gold remastering does a fine job of bringing out the nuances in the arrangements, making this a treasure for the serious collector and the casual listener alike. A true American music gem. --Skip Heller

Product Description

The single best-selling volume in Ella's fabled Songbook series, with three bonus takes, original album art and terrific sound! 34 tracks.

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73 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MY DESERT ISLAND RECORDING October 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD
If I had to choose only one recording that would accompany me to a desert island, it would be this two disc set. I first heard it when I was a teenager and am still loyally playing it many years later. I have been through two sets on vinyl, three cassette versions and I now own one CD set for my house and one CD set for my car. Do I sound obsessed? Guilty! This is simply superb music making on every level. Ella was in her prime and her voice has, perhaps, sounded this sweet on other recordings but certainly never any sweeter. If she, as usual, gives some of the lyrics short shrift, this is undoubtedly made up for by the way she sounds: pure and sassy and loaded with charm and sophistication. The arrangements are clever and/or romantic and lush and lift Ella to an even higher level. Porter was, of course, one of the 3 or 4 finest lyricists/composers that the American theatre has ever known and all of his songs in this album sound as if they were written for Ella and not for the Broadway stage. If you can only buy one CD set this year or can only afford to give one gift this coming holiday season, believe me this is the set to buy.
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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
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I have thousands of cds in my collection, but, if I were ever forced to chuck them all, except for one, this collection is very probably the one I would hang on to. These readings constitute some of the purest pop in all of American music.

Unlike the drama of a Streisand or a Celine Dion or the vocal gymnastics of a Whitney or Mariah, here especially, "The First Lady of Song" shows her greatness by not ever pushing. As a fellow vocalist, I must say that I have been strongly influenced by Ella's pure, straight-ahead singing.

And the tunes...Cole Porter wrote truly elegant, "tasty" songs with clever lyrics. I learned many of these great tunes and a good bit of technique by listening to this album. A treasure that's included is the often-bypassed "Do I Love You," which is one of the most elegant love songs ever written. Buddy Bregman's arrangements are brilliant--everything from simple piano accompaniment ["Miss Otis Regrets," where Ella's understated delivery actually heightens the drama of this unusual song] to small combo ["Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)," where the slow, "love-making pace" actually creates a sexiness and extra sense of fun)] to full string and horns [the best arrangement ever of "Begin The Beguine," truly a WONDER!!].

All of Ella's songbooks are masterpieces, but this one is the "TOP," the Coliseum... A delicious treat from beguine-ing to end. [I need to stop!] So many of Mr. Porter's great tunes are included.

Viva Ella, The First Lady of Song! Viva Cole Porter, master tunesmith.

ESSENTIAL FOR ANY COLLECTOR.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine Fitzgerald sings perfect Porter December 17, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The late great Ella Fitzgerald had probably the best jazz voice ever put down on tape.
This collection of Cole Porter songs was the first of the "Song Book" collection issued by Verve and was so successful that they followed it up with an Gershwin and Rodgers and Hart collections, though in my opinion the Porter song book is the best.
The recordings were laid down in 1956, the year after Porter's final Broadway musical, Silk Stockings, opened. Ella recorded them with the Buddy Bregman orchestra at Capitol Studios, L.A.
The one flaw (if it is a flaw) with this set is that almost all the songs are so commonly recorded that you find yourself comparing them to other artists. Unsurprisingly Ella's voice compares well, some of the orchestrations are, however, not quite up to later standards as those by such masters as Nelson Riddle. Don't mistake me, Buddy Bergman did a fine job for 1956 but at times the orchestration seems dated and at others tries a little too hard to keep up with Ella.
The style of the tracks varies greatly, according to the mood of the song. Ella picks up the beat and syncopation in such masterpieces as "You're The Top" and slows and sexifies the voice in "I Love Paris" and "Love For Sale." Overall the collection has a mellow, jazzy feel that varies between romantic and downright sexy.
If you are looking for a good collection to load into the CD player for a romantic dinner, a quiet night watching the lights on Sydney Harbour with a brandy in one hand or just appreciate the varied styles and depth of talent of Miss Ella Fitzgerald then it is hard to go past this two CD set.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make 'em like they used to... April 25, 2000
By mrovich
Format:Audio CD
Nostalgia is an annoying emotion, and irritating to hear about, because there are always worthy artists working, and there will always be the potential for sublime music. But an album likes this really makes you yearn for older days - I don't particularly like the idea of missing out everything that followed this album, in the 60's etc., but where can you find a voice like Ella's today, and a musical supremo like Louis?
I believe that Ella Fitzgerald has the greatest voice in jazz...I hesitate to say in ANY music, because it is difficult to compare classically trained singers with jazz ones, but hers in any case is so warm and beautiful as to touch your soul. In this album, it is allowed to express itself fully, and since no voice can be perfect, is even enhanced by the harmonies it engages in with Louis'.
His trumpet playing is excellent, though singing is given the main emphasis, where his extraordinary sense of rhythm, and his sheer enjoyment of the music make him more than a match for Ella. The instrumental section performs a little backing masterpiece of its own, with the supreme Oscar Peterson trio plus drummer doing that great musical trick of making themselves pretty much unnoticeable UNLESS you take them out.
Every song here is a delight, bringing plenty of smiles and sighs. The album works because of the constant craftsmanship, and I am sure the remastering people deserve some credit, because the sound quality is very high.
It would be very difficult not to enjoy this album...and a special note to people in the northern hemisphere - this is a great summer album. Get buying!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Imagine listen to those two amazing performers singing together! Excellent CD. I will recommended to music lovers of all ages.
Published 1 month ago by Victor E. Peralta
5.0 out of 5 stars Ella and Louis Forever
Always the best. Ella is forever. Everything she touches is soulful, heartfelt, musical, creative. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andrea Levine-Sage
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
What can one say about these two? They were among the best musicians of all time. This selection is sweet.
Published 2 months ago by David R. Ingham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great voice meets great songs
Ella Fitzgerald & Cole Porter - magic. This was a Christmas gift for my partner - since he is not computer literate & had been unable to find this collection in the stores - I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by jd
4.0 out of 5 stars Cole Porter and Ella Fitzgerald
I'm probably the only person on the planet who isn't a big Ella Fitzgerald fan but I love Cole Porter. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Judith L. Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
I ordered this for my 85 year old dad who loves Ella. He used to have this and lost it so he told me this is what he wanted for xmas. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jen roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
Grew up with the music. There's nothing like it. I also have it in 33 1/3. Ella was the best.
Published 3 months ago by Katherine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Wonderful for playing as dinner music while entertaining or just listening alone. Classic album. Every cut is a real gem.
Published 3 months ago by Mark Braun
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE them together!
Beautiful mix of songs and their voices together are pure magic! Cheek to cheek arrangement is charming. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gerri J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased
I'm very pleased with the CD. This is a classic duo that I didn't even know was available. Thank you
Published 5 months ago by Duane Stensvad
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