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Ella and Louis
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
Released 1956
Recorded August 16, 1956
Genre Jazz
Length 54:06
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Professional reviews
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong chronology
Ella and Louis
(1956)
Ella and Louis Again
(1957)
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
(1956)
Ella and Louis
(1956)
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
(1956)

Ella and Louis is a 1956 studio album (see 1956 in music) by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and the Oscar Peterson Quartet.

Contents

The Album

Norman Granz, the founder of the Verve label, selected eleven ballads for Fitzgerald and Armstrong, mainly played in a slow or moderate tempo.

The success of Ella and Louis was replicated by Ella and Louis Again and Porgy and Bess. All three were released as The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong on Verve. Jasen and Jones called the set a "pinnacle of popular singing”.[1]

Reception

The The Penguin Guide to Jazz by Cook/Morton rated the album with four stars.

Verve released the album also as one of the first ones in Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD).

Track listing

  1. “Can't We Be Friends?” (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 3:45
  2. Isn't This a Lovely Day?” (Irving Berlin) – 6:14
  3. Moonlight in Vermont” (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 3:40
  4. They Can't Take That Away from Me” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:36
  5. “Under a Blanket of Blue” (Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes) – 4:16
  6. Tenderly” (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 5:05
  7. A Foggy Day” (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 4:31
  8. Stars Fell on Alabama” (Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins) – 3:32
  9. Cheek to Cheek” (Berlin) – 5:52
  10. The Nearness of You” (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 5:40
  11. April in Paris” (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) – 6:33

Personnel

Capitol Tower, Hollywood, August 16, 1956 Val Valentin (eng)

Sources

  1. ^ Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz, by David A. Jasen and Gene Jones, 272 pages, Routledge Chapman & Hall (September 2001), ISBN 0415936411, ISBN 978-0415936415]
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Ella and Louis
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
Released 1956
Recorded August 16, 1956
Genre Jazz
Length 54:06
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Professional reviews
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong chronology

Ella and Louis
(1956)
Ella and Louis Again
(1957)
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
(1956)
Ella and Louis
(1956)
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
(1956)

Ella and Louis is a 1956 studio album (see 1956 in music) by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and the Oscar Peterson Quartet.

Contents

The Album

Norman Granz, the founder of the Verve label, selected eleven ballads for Fitzgerald and Armstrong, mainly played in a slow or moderate tempo.

The success of Ella and Louis was replicated by Ella and Louis Again and Porgy and Bess. All three were released as The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong on Verve. Jasen and Jones called the set a "pinnacle of popular singing”.[1]

Reception

The Penguin Guide to Jazz by Cook/Morton rated the album with four stars.

Verve released the album also as one of the first ones in Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD).

Track listing

  1. “Can't We Be Friends?” (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 3:45
  2. Isn't This a Lovely Day?” (Irving Berlin) – 6:14
  3. Moonlight in Vermont” (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 3:40
  4. They Can't Take That Away from Me” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:36
  5. “Under a Blanket of Blue” (Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes) – 4:16
  6. Tenderly” (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 5:05
  7. A Foggy Day” (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 4:31
  8. Stars Fell on Alabama” (Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins) – 3:32
  9. Cheek to Cheek” (Berlin) – 5:52
  10. The Nearness of You” (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 5:40
  11. April in Paris” (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) – 6:33

Personnel

Capitol Tower, Hollywood, August 16, 1956 Val Valentin (eng)

Sources

  1. ^ Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz, by David A. Jasen and Gene Jones, 272 pages, Routledge Chapman & Hall (September 2001), ISBN 0415936411, ISBN 978-0415936415]

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