Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook

Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook

by Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald

CD(Dutch Import)

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The second of Ella Fitzgerald's famed Songbook series features her singing 34 of the best songs co-written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The arrangements by Buddy Bregman for the string orchestra and big band only border on jazz but she manages to swing the medium-tempo numbers and give sensitivity to the ballads. With such songs as "You Took Advantage of Me," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "It Never Entered My Mind," "Where or When," "My Funny Valentine," and "Blue Moon," it is not too surprising that these recordings (originally released on a two-LP set) were so popular.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/1997
Label: Imports
UPC: 0731453725829
catalogNumber: 1124576
Rank: 7239

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bob Cooper   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Ted Nash   Clarinet,Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Paul Smith   Piano
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Abe Most   Clarinet
Buddy Bregman   Conductor
Corky Hale   Harp
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Chuck Gentry   Bassoon,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Milt Holland   Bongos,Glockenspiel,Marimbas,Timbales,Xylophone,Bells,Vibes
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Joe Mondragon   Bass
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Mischa Russell   Concert Master
Willie Schwartz   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Arnold Koblentz   English Horn,Oboe
Joe Howard   Trombone
Maurice Stein   Alto Saxophone
Jule Kinzler   Flute
Buddy Bregman & Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Robert LaMarchina   Cello

Technical Credits

Paul Smith   Arranger
Buddy Bregman   Arranger
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Patricia Lie   Director
Hat Nguyen   Director
Art Hilgart   Liner Notes
T. B. Harms   Composer

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