Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Joe Williams|
One O'Clock Jump
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Really good release of the ORIGINAL 1957 LP!
Elwood Conway | Frankfort, KY United States | 05/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think too many people are assuming that they are buying a compilation CD when they pick up this release. In fact, this was the original album released in 1957. Ella gets top billing becuse she was the biggest of the three "names" at the time. These sessions were laid down between Jan 4, 1956 and April 30, 1957. Each artist gets a chance to showcase their talents and it is apparent that, when they all get together for the few numbers that they all share, they are really swinging and having a great time. Basie's band was in top form, the arrangements were wonderful and the vocals are spot on. This is a terrific window into the past."
Great Fidelity 1956 1957 Swing From Basie and Williams.
Original Mixed Up-Kid | New York United States | 12/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What we have here is the crack "April In Paris" era Basie band with one Ella F track singing with Joe Williams on "Too Close To Comfort", a bunch of tracks with Joe taking the lead and a few great swinging instrumentals and a few alternative sides.
The whole album works well, great sound,exciting music,especially if you like the croon of Joe Williams.
The famous "Joe Williams sings CD" with Basie is considered the better,no arguing that fact, but this CD is a nice addition to your library.
Great blowing on the 3 versions of One'O'clock Jump here make it all worthwhile.
A good Count Basie record, but not an Ella record!
Original Mixed Up-Kid | 06/25/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a perfectly fine, swinging Count Basie record with some great Joe Williams vocals. It just annoys the heck out of me that Ella sings a duet with Williams on only one track of 13 and she gets top billing. It is a great version of "Too Close For Comfort". The disk also includes Joe Williams classic version of "Smack Dab in the Middle". Docked one star for annoying marketing."