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ELLA FITZGERALD — Ballads
Wednesday, July 17, Ella Fitzgerald, whose centenary is being widely celebrated this year, left a huge legacy of classic recordings. Here's just a small sample of some of the finest currently available, complete with full reviews of each. Ella Fitzgerald v , with various personnel including Ellis Larkins p and Nelson Riddle cond, arr , plus orchestra. Featuring 59 songs recorded over an eight-month period, reissued here as a 3CD set, the Gershwin songbook was to be the largest single recording project that Fitzgerald worked on.
Between and Ella Fitzgerald was signed to Decca Records. Her early recordings as a featured vocalist were frequently uncredited. Fitzgerald continued recording with Webb until his death in , after which the group was renamed Ella Fitzgerald and Her Famous Orchestra. With the introduction of 10" and 12" Long-Playing records in the late s, Decca released several original albums of Fitzgerald's music and reissued many of her previous single-only releases. From to the late s Decca issued Ella Fitzgerald's recordings on 78rpm singles and album collections, in book form, of four singles that included eight tracks.