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Track Listing
Side A
1. Letís Face The Music And Dance 2:57
2. Youíre Laughing At Me 3:18
3. Let Youself Go 2:20
4. You Can Have Him 3:47
5. Russian Lullaby 1:55
6. Puttiní On The Ritz 2:18
7. Get Thee Behind Me, Satan 3:49
8. Alexanderís Ragtime Band 2:43

Side B
1. Top Hat, White Tie, And Tails 2:36
2. How About Me? 3:17
3. Cheek To Cheek 3:48
4. I Used To Be Color Blind 2:34
5. Lazy 2:40
6. How Deep Is The Ocean? 3:11
7. All By Myself 2:29
8. (You Forgot To) Remember 3:26

Side C
1. Supper Time 3:19
2. Howís Chances? 2:48
3. Heat Wave 2:25
4. Isnít This A Lovely Day 3:29
5. You Keep Coming Back Like A Song 3:35
6. Reaching For The Moon 2:18
7. (Letís Go) Slumming On Park Avenue 2:24
8. Blue Skies 3:43

Side D
1. The Song Is Ended 2:30
2. Iím Puttiní All My Eggs In One Basket 3:01
3. Now It Can Be Told 3:12
4. Always 3:09
5. Itís A Lovely Day Today 2:28
6. Change Partners 3:18
7. No Strings (Iím Fancy Free) 3:03
8. Iíve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 3:00
Artist:
Ella Fitzgerald
Title:
Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook (2LP)
Label:
Vinyl Lovers
Cat No:
LP772192
Format:
LP
Price £21.99
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ē Some of the most ambitious projects jazz producer Norman Granz ever made were the song book series. The 2-LP set Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book (MG VS-6005-2) was the fourth of Fitzgeraldís Song Book series, following those devoted to Cole Porter (1956), Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (1956), and Duke Ellington (1957). Each of her eight albums in the series (sets by George & Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer would follow) focused on a different composer of the canon known as the Great American Songbook. A few of these songs on the Irving Berlin album, such as “Cheek to Cheek,” “Puttiní on the Ritz,” and “How Deep Is the Ocean” are familiar, but some others are less well known.

ē Choices like “Isnít This a Lovely Day?” feature everything a listener would want in a song: intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies, and a strong emotional center. To say that Fitzgerald is in good voice for these recordings would be an understatement; her presentation here is simply regal. It should be pointed out that these two- and three-minute tunes are tightly arranged, and donít allow the freedom of extended scat singing she showcases, for instance, on Ella in Berlin. The lovely arrangements, however, feature the tasteful support of Paul Weston (1912-1996) & His Orchestra, which never overpowers Fitzgerald. These were the first and only collaborations between Ella and Weston. As mentioned in the original liner notes, Irving Berlin was highly delighted with Ellaís album. Berlin would live to the ripe old age of 101, passing away on September 22, 1989.
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