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Ella Fitzgerald: 1937-1938

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01
Big Boy Blue (Lawrence)
2:49
 
02
Dedicated To You (Cahn-Chaplin)
3:14
 
03
You Showed Me The Way (Green-McCrae)
3:09
 
04
Crying Mood (Razaf-Webb)
2:37
 
05
Love Is The Thing So They Say (Werner-Werner)
2:52
 
06
All Over Nothing At All (Tinturin-Lawrence)
2:41
 
07
If You Ever Should Leave (Cahn-Chaplin)
3:14
 
08
Everyone's Wrong But Me (Cahn-Chaplin)
3:08
 
09
Deep In The Heart Of The South (Tinturin-Lawrence)
3:18
 
10
Just A Simple Melody (Cahn-Chaplin)
3:01
 
11
I Got A Guy (Sunshine)
3:25
 
12
Holiday In Harlem (Reed-Webb)
3:11
 
13
Rock It For Me (Werner)
3:14
 
14
I Want To Be Happy (Youmans-Caesar-Harbach)
4:32
 
15
The Dipsy Doodle (Clinton)
3:15
 
16
If Dreams Come True (Sampson)
2:39
 
17
Hallelujah ! (Youmans-Robin-Grey)
4:05
 
18
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Secunda-Jacobs-Cahn-Chaplin)
3:08
 
19
It's My Turn Now (Cahn-Chaplin)
2:58
 
20
It's Wonderful (Wells-Parish-Smith)
3:00
 
21
I Was Doing All Right (Gershwin-Gershwin)
2:57
 
22
A-Tisket, A-Takset (Fitzgerald-Alexander)
2:38
 
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Total Tracks: 22   Total Length: 69:05

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Icon: Ella Fitzgerald

By Will Friedwald, Contributor

"Man, woman, or child, Ella is the most!" Bing Crosby's much-quoted praise of Ella Fitzgerald is suspiciously similar to Duke Ellington's equally famous observation that Fitzgerald was "beyond category." They were both right: Fitzgerald was much greater than any other jazz singer or any other female singer; over the course of a career that lasted 60 years, she consistently transcended genre, gender and just about everything else. How amazing is it that Fitzgerald was unquestionably… more »

They Say All Music Guide

The second of six CDs in the Classics label’s complete reissue of Ella Fitzgerald’s early recordings features the singer as a teenager with the Chick Webb Orchestra, in addition to leading two sessions that use Webb’s sidemen and performing a pair of songs (“Big Boy Blue” and “Dedicated to You”) with the Mills Brothers. Highlights include “I Want to Be Happy,” “If Dreams Come True” and her big hit, “A-Tisket, A-Tasket.” Although not yet the brilliant jazz singer she would become, Fitzgerald already had a highly appealing voice and the ability to swing on any song she was given. – Scott Yanow