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Ella FitzgeraldElla At Juan-Les-Pins (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $14.99
A classic 60s live album by Ella Fitzgerald – recorded over 2 nights at a French jazz festival in 1964, with backing by a group that includes Roy Eldridge and Tommy Flanagan. The set's got a solid jazz-based feel – and titles include "The Cricket Song", "How High The Moon", "Day In Day Out", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Summertime", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "Somewhere In The Night". CD
(Out of print 90s Japanese pressing.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook – Vol 5 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and some writing on back.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Song Book Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Hamburg (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A very lively, very swinging little set from Ella Fitzgerald – recorded in Germany, the site of more than one great live date from her over the years – and done in a freewheeling style that makes the record a real standout in her 60s catalog! Backing is only by a trio – Tommy Flanagan piano, Keeter Betts bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – but the grooves are full enough to almost come from a big band, especially when mixed with the dynamic styles of Ella's vocals! Most tunes are older standards, but there's a few groovier 60s numbers as well – and in a way, the record's a bit of a transition from Fitzgerald's older Verve modes, and some of the hipper work she'd do for MPS and Warner at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Don't Rain On My Parade", "Walk Right In", "Old Black Magic", "Here's That Rainy Day", "The Boy From Ipanema", and a great take on Arnett Cobb's "Smooth Sailing". CD
(Out of print 90s Japanese pressing.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A nice little Verve session that breaks from the usual format – especially the "Songbooks" one – and features Ella in LA with small group backing by Jim Hall, Lou Levy, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. The set was recorded live at the Crescendo – in a jazzily swinging mode that's a bit looser than some of Ella's other Verve sessions, but which still demonstrates some nice control on the vocals. Titles include "Mr Paganini", "Stairway To The Stars", "Air Mail Special", "Blue Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Polydor.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Rome – The Birthday Concert ... LP
Verve, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(80s pressing.)

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Ella FitzgeraldHello Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957/1959. Used ... $13.99
Ella swings it nicely with the orchestra of Frank DeVol on this set of standards and classics – an overlooked treat from her late 50s years – and a set that's overflowing with great little numbers! The album's got a sound that's lush at times, but never overly emotive – thanks to Ella's keen ear for jazz in the tunes, which works strongly against DeVol's sometimes tendency to overarrange. The album's a nice contrast to some of Ella's Songbook work from the time – and titles include "You Go To My Head", "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year", "Lost In A Fog", "So Rare", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Tenderly". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldLike Someone In Love ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... $9.99
Titles include "Midnight Sun", "You're Blase", "Night Wind", "Hurry Home", "What's New", "Close Your Eyes", "More Than You Know", "There's A Lull In My Life", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has marker on the back, with tape over the top & bottom seams.)

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Ella FitzgeraldLive At Mister Kelly's (previously unreleased) ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A real treasure from Ella Fitzgerald – a huge batch of previously unreleased live recordings from the 50s, all done at the legendary Chicago nightclub Mister Kelly's! However, the set's noteworthy not just because it's rare, but also because it offers Ella up in a relaxed, unfettered setting – a nice contrast to the smoother sound of the Verve studio albums of the time – or some of the more hyped-up festival appearances too – and instead, there's a personal, intimate sound here that's quite wonderful throughout, and which has really re-ignited our love of Ella's music! The sound quality is great – no dodgy crowd recording here – and the backing is by a trio that includes Lou Levy on piano, Max Bennett on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. 2CD set is divided up into a "main show" and a "late show" – and titles include "Perdido", "Your Red Wagon", "I'm Glad There Is You", "Bewitched", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Joe Williams Blues", "Witchcraft", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Exactly Like You", "S'Wonderful", and "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldRodgers & Hart Song Book Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldSings Irving Berlin Song Book Vol 1 (UK pressing) ... LP
Verve/EMI (UK), Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Titles include "How About Me", "You Forgot To Remember", "All By Myself", "Lazy", "Cheek To Cheek", "Get Thee Behind Me Satan", and "Russian Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage UK pressing. Cover has a 3-inch rip on the back, with a small part missing near the edge.)

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Ella FitzgeraldSomeone To Watch Over Me ... CD
Verve, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record that might have made Ella Fitzgerald turn over in her grave if it was handled the wrong way – but fortunately one that comes as a real surprise, with an organic quality that we never would have expected when we first heard about the project! The album features Ella's older vocals from the Verve years, recast over new orchestrations by the London Symphony Orchestra – who work here in a decidedly jazz-based mode, and maybe make the whole thing feel just like some "with strings" session from the classic Verve years, but with some slight modern arrangements. The presentation also features three "duets" of sorts – one with new vocals added by Gregory Porter, two others with trumpet and vocals pulled from her recordings with Louis Armstrong – but overall, the whole thing really seems to work best when it's just Ella in the spotlight. Titles include "Misty", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "People Will Say We're In Love", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "Let's Do It". CD

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Ella FitzgeraldSweet & Hot ... CD
Decca/Verve, Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
Ella Fitzgerald in two different modes – "sweet" in a set of mellow ballads and love songs on side one, and "hot" in a batch of more upbeat tunes and jazzers on side two! The sweet numbers are somewhat string-heavy and soft – late night tunes that often have a bit more weepy quality than some of Ella's later work for Verve. But the hot tracks more than make up for this – by bringing in jazzy backings that help Fitzgerald step nicely from her roots with Chick Webb, and hit a more sophisticated swinging groove for the 50s! Titles include "Moanin Low", "Can't Get Started", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Thanks For The Memory", "You'll Have To Swing It", "Lover Come Back To Me", and "Old Devil Moon". CD

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Ella FitzgeraldTwelve Nights In Hollywood (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1961/1962. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Massive music from Ella Fitzgerald – 4CDs worth of sublime small group recordings – all of them live, and all of them previously unissued! The set follows the same format of the Verve Ella In Hollywood album – recorded in a small club setting, with combo backing that really lets Fitzgerald open up and swing – inflecting the tunes with the kind of warmth and spontaneity that she brought to her famous live performances of the time – which were almost always more compelling than her studio sides, no matter how great those were too! The first 3CDs feature material from two weeks' worth of recording in May of 1961 – with backing from Jim Hall on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and CD four features Ella returning to Hollywood for two more nights in 1962, with trio backing from Paul Smith on piano, Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. There's a massive 77 tracks in all – handsomely package in a hardcover 7" square book – which also features beautiful color pages inside, lots of notes on the music, and design that's every bit as groovy as the old albums on Verve. Titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "It's De-Lovely", "Lorelei", "I Can't Get Started", "Round Midnight", "Perdido", "Little White Lies", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "Love For Sale", "Exactly Like You", "Mack The Knife", "Teach Me Tonight", "My Kind Of Boy", "It Had To Be You", "Hard Hearted Hannah", "All Of Me", and "Too Darn Hot/Ella's Twist". And, in case you're wondering, there's almost no repetition in the set at all – all discreet, unique tunes – not just the sort of rehash you might get in other concert box sets of this nature! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldWhisper Not (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $10.99
A groovier batch of tunes than usual for Ella – especially compared to most of her Verve recordings! Ella's getting backed here by Marty Paich and orchestra – in a mid 60s swinging mode that has a nice degree of kick to it, and which shows that Ella's able to groove like some of the other singers of the decade. And sure, the whole thing gets a bit cheesy at times – but in a good way that has Ella breaking from the staidness of her "songbook" sessions. Titles in clude "Old MacDonald", "Matchmaker", "Wives & Lovers", "Lover Man", "I've Got Your Number", and "Whisper Not". CD
(Out of print. Comes in a nice 5" paper sleeve – shaped just like a tiny record cover!)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Billie HolidayElla Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Good+ ... $9.99
Two of the biggest singers who ever worked for Verve Records – captured perfectly at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Ella Fitzgerald steps out with a strong, lively groove on the first half of the set – swinging things with a looser, more upbeat quality than on some of her mellower Verve studio sets of the late 50s – really grooving it up with small combo backing from the trio of pianist Don Abney! Billie Holiday also gets some small combo backing too – a hip trio with Mal Waldron on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – often a bit more laidback than the group on Ella's sides, but in a great way that helps Holiday hit a very intimate sound, even before this large audience. Ella sings "This Can't Be Love", "Body & Soul", "April In Paris", "I Got A Crush On You", and "Airmail Special" – and Billie sings "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "My Man", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Lady Sings The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover is in nice shape. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Count BasieOn The Sunny Side Of The Street ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(Early 80s French pressing. Cover has some wear on the spine.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic – The Ella Fitzgerald Set ... CD
Verve, 1949/1954. Used ... $6.99
Ella Fitzgerald at the height of her powers – heard here on a set of Jazz At The Philharmonic recordings that feature the singer really stretching out in a small group setting! The tracks are all live, and not only feature Fitzgerald charming the crowd with her presence, but also effortlessly hitting the kind of perfect phrasing and timing she always does so well in the studio – maybe even more striking here, given the occasional unbridled energy of the audience. Players include Hank Jones on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich or JC Heard on drums – and the recordings also feature some contributions from Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Charlie Parker on alto, and Lester Young and Flip Phillips on tenor. Tracks come from 1949, 1953, and 1954 JATP performances – and titles include "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Hernando's Hideaway", "Later", "Perdido", "Somebody Loves Me", "Robbin's Nest", "A New Shade Of Blues", "Old Mother Hubbard", "Flying Home", "Oh Lady Be Good", "How High The Moon", "Why Don't You Do Right", and "Bill". CD

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongElla & Louis Again ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam & light surface wear.)

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Erroll GarnerContrasts ... CD
Verve, 1954. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, cutout hole through digipack case.)

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