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Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book

...Ella's genius in the highest quality
UNI276 (Decca)
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Track Time Listen
1
Let's Begin

Let's Begin

Composer Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:00 Play
2
A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

Composer Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:41 Play
3
All The Things You Are

All The Things You Are

Composer Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:20 Play
4
I'll Be Hard To Handle

I'll Be Hard To Handle

Composer Jerome Kern, Bernard Dougall
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:51 Play
5
You Couldn't Be Cuter

You Couldn't Be Cuter

Composer Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:16 Play
6
She Didn't Say Yes

She Didn't Say Yes

Composer Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:25 Play
7
I'm Old Fashioned

I'm Old Fashioned

Composer Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:30 Play
8
Remind Me

Remind Me

Composer Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:52 Play
9
The Way You Look Tonight

The Way You Look Tonight

Composer Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
04:29 Play
10
Yesterdays

Yesterdays

Composer Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
02:52 Play
11
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man

Composer Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:55 Play
12
Why Was I Born?

Why Was I Born?

Composer Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
Soloist Ella Fitzgerald
Band Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
03:44 Play
Total Running Time 43 minutes
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This welcome edition to Ella Fitzgerald's Song Book series covers the songs of Jerome Kern. Ella shows she is at the height of her vocal powers with memorable interpretations of 'A Fine Romance' and 'I'm Old Fashioned' among many other great individual performances.

This album is licensed for download from Decca. 

Download includes - cover art

Ella Fitzgerald is rightfully adored for her superb, often-definitive interpretations of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart and Gershwin tunes, which are well documented in her Song Book series. The addition of the Jerome Kern Song Book to Fitzgerald's discography was recorded in 1963 and proved Fitzgerald's voice was as golden as ever.

Age was beginning to colour her singing a little and that texture adds a beautiful dimension to songs like the dark 'Why Was I Born?' and the yearning 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man'. Nelson Riddle's charts are typically smart and swinging, with a lush, full sound that balances punch and lyricism. Fitzgerald's ebullient delivery and honey-rich timbre bring out the humour of 'A Fine Romance', the wistfulness of 'I'm Old Fashioned' and the tender romance of 'The Way You Look Tonight', putting her distinctive stamp on each.

It's sure to please fans of Kern and big-band standards, and for aficionados of Fitzgerald's other Song Book albums, this is a must.

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