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Get Happy
Ella Fitzgerald
Get Happy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Ella Fitzgerald was at her creative peak in the late '50s, with a supremely flexible voice and absolute confidence in the way she could use it. This album collects tracks from several recording sessions between 1957 and 19...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ella Fitzgerald
Title: Get Happy
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal I.S.
Release Date: 11/3/1998
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Import
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
UPC: 731452332127

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Ella Fitzgerald was at her creative peak in the late '50s, with a supremely flexible voice and absolute confidence in the way she could use it. This album collects tracks from several recording sessions between 1957 and 1959, and while the arrangements change from one session to another, the material is all connected by Fitzgerald's sheer high spirits. Predominantly up-beat, the selections range from swing-era rhythm tunes like "Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar" and "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" to period ephemera like Andre Previn's "Like Young." There are frequently heard standards, like "Moonlight Becomes You" and "Blue Skies," as well as Tadd Dameron's beautiful "Cool Breeze" from the bop era. Whatever the quality of some of this material, however, Get Happy! is a pure celebration of one of the great voices in music. --Stuart Broomer

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Good Songs, Well Sung
James L. Moore Sr. | 11/24/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is a nice collection of good standards culled from a number of separate sessions and collated into this one compilation album.Many of the songs are taken from Fitzgerald's famous songbook sessions and feature arrangements from the likes of Paul Weston ("Irving Berlin") and Nelson Riddle ("George and Ira Gershwin"). The material is consistently good, arrangements well-crafted and Ella's singing - as always - is superb. These tracks will make a welcome addition to any music lovers collection.The only weakness to this CD is that it doesn't work so well as an album in an aethestic sense, they are simply a miscellany of items that don't fit anywhere else. The other downside is that some of the tracks (the wonderful Nelson Riddle arranged pieces) have appeared previosuly elsewhere, so on a collection with only a few tracks this makes a sizeable proportion of the whole collection.This is a nice CD worth buying. It is just not essential."