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Ella Abraca Jobim: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook. Billie Holiday & Lester Young.
Ella is a 1969 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and the first of two albums she recorded for the Warner Bros. This album continues the theme set on Fitzgerald's previous album, consisting in the main part of cover versions of popular songs from the late 1960s. The production of this recording was in the hands of Richard Perry, who had joined the Reprise label in 1967. Perry later went on the produce albums by Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross
Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald. LP. Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald's first track promoted her recent album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook (1956), and after several teething problems with the microphone, and tempo problems on "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself a Letter)", she delivers a stunning scat solo on "Air Mail Special", quoting from several recent pop hits. Holiday is introduced by Johnny Mercer, and Carmen McRae's performance of that year was featured on the 2000 Verve CD reissue. Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport. Live album by. Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday.
Bob Dylan’s new album, Fallen Angels, brings together 12 mid-20th century standards. We’ve compiled a playlist of the finest versions. But, again, we’re eschewing Sinatra, and going for a recording from Billie Holiday’s final sessions before her death in 1959. She had been in poor health well before this, and it seemed her gift had been lost. By 1959, her voice no longer had the soft warmth of her earlier recordings, but there’s a cracked, poignant dignity and wisdom to this reading, from a session that had her back to somewhere near top form.