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Complete 1960-1961 Ella in Berlin + 11 Bonus Tracks
Ella Fitzgerald
Complete 1960-1961 Ella in Berlin + 11 Bonus Tracks
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
Includes a 16-page booklet with the original artwork, plus the original and updated liner notes. — This release presents the complete original LP Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife (Verve MGV4041), as well as her comeback conce...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ella Fitzgerald
Title: Complete 1960-1961 Ella in Berlin + 11 Bonus Tracks
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Essential Jazz Classics
Release Date: 6/23/2017
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2

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Includes a 16-page booklet with the original artwork, plus the original and updated liner notes.

This release presents the complete original LP Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife (Verve MGV4041), as well as her comeback concert from the following year. It contains both of Ella Fitzgerald's celebrated performances at the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany, in their entireties. She is backed by all-star quartets featuring Jim Hall or Herb Ellis on guitar, and Paul Smith or Lou Levy on piano. The 1960 concert became one of Ella's most popular albums ever, winning two Grammy awards in 1960. On both concerts she performs amazing readings of the Weill-Brecht classic ''Mack the Knife.''

A complete rarely heard performance in Cannes that was taped in July 1959, and two 1956 tracks recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl, have been added here as a bonus. The latter two songs were mistakenly included on some issues of Ella in Berlin under the false belief that they formed part of the 1960 concert. This set also includes two rare versions of tunes from the second concert sung in German, which were recorded in Copenhagen in 1961 and originally issued as singles.