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First Lady of Song
Ella Fitzgerald
First Lady of Song
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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All Artists: Ella Fitzgerald
Title: First Lady of Song
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 10/18/1994
Release Date: 10/18/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452338228, 0731452338228

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CD Reviews

A Splendid Example of Ella's Talent
jazzfanmn | 09/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this cd in the discount rack (sorry, Amazon). My first Fitzgerald cds were the Cole Porter songbooks. I was very surprised to discover I like this cd even better. In this cd, Ella demonstrates her strongest qualities: the beautiful voice and treatments designed to get the most out of the song (as opposed to treatments designed to show off the vocalist the most). The variety of arrangements and musicians give this cd its specialness, however. The variety of sounds makes every song a treat. The Armstrong duets are especially great. I might buy the Fitzgerald/Armstrong cd next."
A Fantastic Place to Start
jazzfanmn | 09/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The market is flooded with "Best of Ella" compilations, but this one really lives up to its title. The performances *and* the production are consistently excellent -- something you can't always count on when a label decides to pick through old master tapes for an artist retrospective. On this album, Ella performs with the Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nelson Riddle orchestras, with small groups led by Ben Webster and Louis Armstong, and in a simple duet with Oscar Peterson on piano. The level of talent on this CD is astounding. If you own no Ella Fitzgerald recordings, you must stop whatever else you are doing immediately and buy this CD. Everyone needs something of such rare, pure beauty in their life."
First Ella CD I ever owned but not the last
livia1881 | Ventura, CA | 04/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Since buying this I have also acquired the Rodgers and Hart Songbook, the Something to Live For set, and Ella and Louis, and I like them but this is still the Ella CD I listen to the most. This is the CD by which I was introduced to her. What a treasure she was and how lucky I was to find her."