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Ella Fitzgerald

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 September 2012

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music.
From pop to scat: Geoffrey celebrates vocal legend Ella Fitzgerald.
email: gsj@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Ella Fitzgerald Sing Me a Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)

    Composer: Carmichael Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Mario Bauza, Bobby Stark, Taft Jordan, t; Sandy Williams, Claude Jones, tb; Pete Clark, clarinet, as; Edgar Simpson, as; Elmer Williams, ts; Wayman Carver, ts, flute; Joe Steele, p; John Truehart, banjo, g; John Kirby, b; Chick Webb, d. 2nd June 1936

    The Great Vocalists, Topaz, TPZ1033, T.7

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    Ella Fitzgerald A Tisket A Tasket

    Composer: Fitzgerald / Alexander Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Chick Webb xx; Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, t; George Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams, tb; Garvin Bushell, cl, as; Louis Jordan, as; Ted McRae, Wayman Carver, ts; Tommy Fulford, p; Bobby Johnson, g; Berverly Peer, b; Webb, d. 2nd May 1938

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 087-2, T.1

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    Ella Fitzgerald Flying Home

    Composer: Goodman / Hampton Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Charles Genduso, Ralph Muzzillo, Louis Ruggiero, t; William Pritchard, tb; Sid Cooper, Bernie Kaufman, as; Harry Feldman, Sid Rubin, ts; Moe Wechsler, p; Hy White, g; Felix Giobbe, b; Irv Kluger, d; Vic Schoen conductor. 4th October 1945

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 087-2, T.4

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    Ella Fitzgerald Nice Work if You Can Get It

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Ellis Larkins p. 30th March 1954

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 087-2, T.5

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    Ella Fitzgerald Miss Otis Regrets

    Composer: Cole Porter Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Paul Smith, p February 1956

    Cole Porter Songbook, Verve, 8219892 (1), Tr.3

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    Ella Fitzgerald Blue Skies

    Composer: Berlin Performers: John Best, Pete Candoli, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Don Fagerquist, Mannie Klein, t; Edward Kusby, Dick Noel, William Schafer, tb; Juan Tizol valve tb; Chuck Gentry, Matty Matlock, Ted Nash, Babe Russin, Fred Stulce, woodwinds; Paul Smith, p; Barney Kessel, g; Joe Mondragon, b; Alvin Stoller, d; Weston, conductor. 18th March 1958

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 087-2. Tr. 12

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    Ella Fitzgerald Sophisticated Lady

    Composer: Ellington / Parish / Mills Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Stuff Smith, vn; Ben Webster, ts; Paul Smith, p; Barney Kessel, g; Joe Mondrogon, b; Alvin Stoller, d. 4th September 1956.

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 087-2, T.10

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    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Stompin' at the Savoy

    Composer: Sampson / Webb / Razaf / Goodman Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Louis Armstrong, v, t; Oscar Peterson p; Herb Ellis, g; Ray Brown, b; Louis Bellson, d. 13 August 1957

    Ella and Louis Again, Verve, 825 374 2, T.4

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    Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass Speak Low

    Composer: Weill Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Joe Pass, g. 21st, 22nd March 1983

    Speak Love, Pablo, CD2310888 (1); Tr.1

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    Ella Fitzgerald How High the Moon

    Composer: Hamilton / Lewis Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Paul Smith, p; Jim Hall, g; Wilfred Middlebrooks, b; Gus Johnson, d. 13th February 1960

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 087-2. Tr. 14

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    Ella Fitzgerald C Jam Blues

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Roy Eldridge, Harry “Sweets” Edison, t; Al Grey, tb; Stan Getz, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, ts; Count Basie, p; Freddy Green, g; Ray Brown, b; Ed Thigpen, d 2nd June 1972

    Bluella: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Blues, Pablo, CD23109602 (1); Tr.4

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