The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book

The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book

by Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald




The first time that any one singer had sung so many songs by one composer on one release, Ella Fitzgerald's Sings the Cole Porter Song Book was an immediate masterwork that introduced vast swaths of the public to every possible facet of Cole Porter's charms. It covered nearly 30 years of his writing career, included both the very famous songs ("I Get a Kick out of You," "Just One of Those Things," "In the Still of the Night," "Begin the Beguine,") and the almost unheard ("It's All Right with Me"), and caused the composer himself to exclaim "Wonderful!" and compliment her diction. The 2007 Verve compilation The Very Best of the Cole Porter Song Book includes only one-third of the songs from the original, but it forms a solid introduction to one of Fitzgerald's best works. For those who don't have the confidence to spring for the full set, these 12 songs will probably convince them.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2007
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602517052420
catalogNumber: 000742402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bob Cooper   Clarinet,Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Herb Geller   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Ted Nash   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Paul Smith   Piano
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Buddy Bregman   Conductor
Corky Hale   Harp
Milt Bernhart   Guitar,Trombone
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Chuck Gentry   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Joe Mondragon   Bass
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Mischa Russell   Concert Master
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Joe Howard   Trombone
Paul "Scooby" Smith   Piano
Robert LaMarchina   Cello

Technical Credits

Buddy Bregman   Arranger
Cole Porter   Composer
James Gavin   Liner Notes
Hollis King   Art Direction

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