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Oh, Lady, Be Good! - Best Of The Gershwin Songbook CD
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The liner notes included with this CD sum it up perfectly: "If, as is widely believed, Ella Fitzgerald is the best female jazz singer... her songbook albums constitute her best work... the Gershwin volume is the best of the songbook series and... this is the best of the Gershwin collection, then what you have here is the best of the best of the best of the best."
This CD comes as close to the old "Ella Sings Gershwin" LP my parents had that I have found. Only "Clap a'Yo Hands" is missing. These are songs you love to listen to and love to sing. All my life I'll be grateful that Ella taught me how to sing! How can you not sing when you hear "Someone to Watch Over Me"? "The Man I Love"? How sweet is "I've Got a Crush on You"? I feel like I've just found buried treasure! I've got more Ella recordings that anything else in my collection, but like the CD itself says, "The Best of the Best of the Best of the Best." It's fabulous to have the all these amazing songs on one CD.
I just got myself a great present. You should get one too!
This is not for people who want an introduction to Ella's jazz singing -- you won't hear her scat on this recording. But it is a great introduction to her singing, and it's less intimidating than the entire three-disc set of all the Gershwin tunes.
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Has some of my favorite songs and sung by this excellent singer. She is one of my favorites.Published 16 days ago by tigerlily
Ella says it all, she can't be beat. A timless talent that I wish the younger generation would hear.Published 6 months ago by rhoda engelbrecht
i'd buy her singing barney's theme song! few artists are timeless. she'd even be timeless with an 18k swiss chronograph whose name i can't mention here. love ella.Published 8 months ago by William J. Price
This is Ella at her tuneful tops. With the best songs, her intoxicating voice was never better. Should be required listening for anyone who is interested in either great... Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Commdoc
The best of both...composer and artist at their best. Still a highlight of the time and wonderful to listen to now.Published on July 18, 2013 by Linda Faison
If you like the one of the greats of the American Songbook, and you love the voice and style of Ella, what's not to like about this album. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Norm Raffish
I have both Ella and Louis albums. Although I enjoy listening to the duo, nothing is like PURE Ella. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by L. Bertsch
What can I say, it's Ella Fitzgerald. The recordings are high-quality. Recommend it for those that love the big band era music. You will not be disappointed.Published on January 14, 2013 by K. Bush
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