This is the complete classic Ella Fitzgerald double album sings the Cole Porter song book (1956) - A live version of “Love for Sale” from the same period has been added as a bonus track.. The first of the celebrated song books recorded by Ella, produced by norman granz, and one of the best vocal jazz albums ever made and at last at an affordable price. Ella sings the cole porter song book was inducted into the grammy hall of fame in 2000, which honours recordings that have qualitative or historical significance. In 2003, it was one of 50 recordings chosen by the library of congress in washington to be added to the national recording registry.
Personnel : ella fitzgerald, vocals on all tracks, with: pete candoli, harry sweets edison, maynard ferguson, conrad gozzo (tp), milt bernhart, joe howard, lloyd ulyate (tb), george roberts (b-tb), herb geller, bud shank (as), bob cooper, ted nash (ts), chuck gentry (bar), paul smith (p), barney kessel (g), joe mondragon (b), alvin stoller (d). Orchestra conducted and arranged by buddy bregman - los angeles, february 7-9 & march 27, 1956. Bonus track, with : don abney (p), herb ellis (g), ray brown (b), jo jones (d) - konserthuset, stockholm, april 29, 1957. 2cd set - total time: 127:20 - 36 tracks - includes 20-page booklet.
CD 1: All Through The Night / Anything Goes / Miss Otis Regrets / Too Darn Hot / In The Still Of The Night / I Get A Kick Out Of You / Do I Love You? / I’m Always True To You In My Fashion / Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) / Just One Of Those Things / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / All Of You / Begin The Beguine / Get Out Of Town / I Am In Love / From This Moment On
CD 2: I Love Paris / You Do Something To Me / Ridin’ High / Easy To Love / It’s All Right With Me / Why Can’t You Behave? / What Is This Thing Called Love? / You’re The Top / Love For Sale / It’s De-Lovely / Night And Day / Ace In The Hole / So In Love / I’ve Got You Under My Skin / I Concentrate On You / Don’t Fence Me In / You’re The Top [alt. Small Group Version] / I Concentrate On You [alt. Small Group Version] / Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) [alt Tk] / Love For Sale [Live] *