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Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook

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Download links and information about Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald. This album was released in 1961 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 28 tracks with total duration of 01:53:48 minutes.

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Release date: 1961
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 28
Duration: 01:53:48
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No. Title Length
1. Blues in the Night (1961 Version) 7:14
2. Let's Fall in Love (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 4:05
3. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) 5:17
4. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1961 Version) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 2:26
5. My Shining Hour (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 4:02
6. Hooray for Love (1961 Version) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 2:45
7. This Time the Dream's on Me (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 4:39
8. That Old Back Magic (1961 Version) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 4:13
9. I've Got the World on a String (1960 Version) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 4:54
10. Let's Take a Walk Around the Block (Master Take) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 4:03
11. Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good) [1961 Version] (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 3:55
12. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 3:37
13. When the Sun Comes Out (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 5:10
14. Come Rain or Come Shine (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 3:24
15. As Long As I Live (1960 Version) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 3:48
16. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 3:30
17. It's Only a Paper Moon (1960 Version) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 3:37
18. The Man That Got Away (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 5:21
19. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) 3:58
20. It Was Written in the Stars (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 5:11
21. Get Happy (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 3:33
22. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 5:12
23. Out of This World (1961 Version) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 2:46
24. Over the Rainbow (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 4:21
25. Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 3:19
26. Sing My Heart (Master Take) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 2:49
27. Let's Take a Walk around the Block (Alternate Take) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 4:07
28. Sing My Heart (Alternate Take) (featuring Billy May, Billy May And His Orchestra) 2:32

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Ella Fitzgerald's idea to sing the songbooks of major writers proved smart, savvy, and artful. By the time she began to record Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book in 1960, she had sung the songbooks of Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, and Irving Berlin. This relaxed and tastefully arranged set showcases Fitzgerald in her prime, confidently engaging 28 of Arlen's best songs. Familiar pieces like "One for My Baby" and "That Old Black Magic" make appearances, along with all-time classics like "Stormy Weather" and "Over the Rainbow." On this latter tune, she adds the front verses, an appealing addition that few will be familiar with. Billy May's orchestra lays down a quiet mix of horns and strings that perfectly supports Fitzgerald on songs like "When the Sun Comes Out" and "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe." Four bonus tracks, including two alternative cuts, spice up the package. A particular oddity, "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead," converts surprisingly well into big-band jazz. The attractive CD set also includes the original album cover, an outline of a face drawn by Henri Matisse. Sings the Harold Alden Song Book is an exquisite album, a classic in vocal jazz, and one of Fitzgerald's best recordings. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford Jr., Rovi