The Harold Arlen Songbook, Vol. 2

The Harold Arlen Songbook, Vol. 2

by Ella Fitzgerald


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Of all of her Songbooks (which are now available on the remarkable 16-CD set The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books), the Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington sets are the most jazz-oriented. With perfectly suitable arrangements by Billy May for the big band and occasional strings, she really digs into the 26 Arlen songs, giving her own sympathetic interpretations to such classics as "Blues in the Night," "Stormy Weather," "My Shining Hour," "That Old Black Magic," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "It's Only a Paper Moon," and even "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead." [The two CD volumes of The Harold Arlen Songbook are available separately and feature 13 songs each.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042281752643
catalogNumber: 817526

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Ted Nash   Alto Saxophone
Paul Smith   Piano
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
John Collins   Guitar
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Hendrickson   Guitar
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Dick Nash   Trombone
Alvin Stoller   Drums

Technical Credits

Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Richard Seidel   Contributor
Val Valentin   Engineer,Contributor
Edward Jablonski   Liner Notes
Seth Rothstein   Contributor
Merle Shore   Art Direction
Benny Green   Liner Notes
Henri Matisse   Artwork

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