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Track Listing
Side 1
1 Rough Ridiní 2:52
2 Broadway 2:45
3 You Can Depend On Me 3:34
4 Runniní Wild 2:43
5 Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World 2:44
6 Iíll Always Be In Love With You 2:51
7 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) 2:39

Side 2
1 Hallelujah, I Love Him So 2:36
2 I Canít Face The Music (Without Singing The Blues) 5:02
3 No Moon At All 2:38
4 Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside) 4:55
5 After Youíve Gone 4:08
6 Taking A Chance On Love 2:37
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Rhythm Is My Business (180g)
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ē This edition presents the complete original album Rhythm Is My Business (Verve V6-4056), on which Ella Fitzgerald is backed by a band conducted by organist Bill Doggett featuring such stars as Phil Woods, Taft Jordan, Kai Winding, Melba Liston, and Hank Jones, among others. Bill Doggett (born William Ballard Doggett in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 16, 1916 óhe died of a heart attack in New York on November 13, 1996 at the age of 80) was a jazz and rhythm & blues pianist and organist. He is best known for his compositions “Honky Tonk” and “Hippy Dippy”, and for his work with the Ink Spots, Johnny Otis, Wynonie Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Jordan. Doggettís mother, a church pianist, introduced him to music when he was nine years old. By the time he was fifteen, he had joined a Philadelphia area combo, playing local theaters and clubs while attending high school. Doggett later sold his band to Lucky Millinder, and worked during the 1930s and early 1940s for both Millinder and arranger Jimmy Mundy. In 1942 he was hired as the Ink Spotsí pianist and arranger. Toward the end of 1947, he replaced Wild Bill Davis as the pianist for Louis Jordanís Tympany Five. It was in Jordanís group that he first achieved success playing the Hammond organ. In 1950 he is reputed to have written one of Jordanís biggest hits, “Saturday Night Fish Fry”, for which Jordan claimed credit as the songís composer. In 1951, Doggett organized his own trio and began recording for King Records. His best-known recording is “Honky Tonk” ó a 1956 rhythm and blues hit which sold four million copies (reaching No. 1 on the R&B and No. 2 on the Pop charts), and which he co-wrote with Billy Butler. The track topped the US Billboard R&B chart for over two months. He won the Cash Box award for best rhythm and blues performer in 1957, 1958, and 1959. He also arranged for many bandleaders and performers, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lionel Hampton. Ellaís first collaborations with Doggett date back to 1943, when he played piano on her Decca recording of “Cow Cow Boogie”. In 1949 and 1950, Doggett recorded again with Ella, as the pianist of Louis Jordanís Tympany Five. The four sides were “Baby, Itís Cold Outside”, “Donít Cry, Baby”, “ĎTainít Nobodyís Business If I Do”, and “Iíll Never Be Free”. Doggett would record sporadically with Ella in 1951 (three sides, “Mixed Emotions”, “Smooth Sailing”, and “Come on-a My House”), 1952 (two sides, “Air Mail Special” and “Rough Ridin ó both songs would be cut again in 1962 for the Rhythm Is My Business sessions), and 1953 (two more sides, “When the Hands of the Clock Pray at Midnight” and “Crying in the Chapel”).

ē The thirteen 1962 tracks on Rhythm Is My Business would mark their last collaborations ever. Two of the songs, “If I Could Be With You” and “Taking a Chance on Love” were not included on the original LP, but are presented here as a bonus.
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