Pure Ella: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald

Pure Ella: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald

by Ella Fitzgerald


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Pure Ella: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald is an excellent 18-track collection that features many of her best recordings, which also happen to be among her most popular, including "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Night and Day," "My Funny Valentine," "Take the 'A' Train," "How High the Moon," "All the Things You Are," and "Oh, Lady Be Good." There are collaborations with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Paul Smith, and Louis Armstrong on the collection, making it a good overview of her extraordinary range. Serious Fitzgerald fans, collectors, and historians will already have all this material, but this disc nevertheless functions as an excellent sampler for the curious and for neophytes.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/1998
Label: Verve
UPC: 0731453920620
catalogNumber: 539206
Rank: 22302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist
Count Basie   Piano
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Jim Hall   Guitar
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
Billy May   Conductor
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Paul Smith   Piano
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Lou Levy   Piano
Buddy Bregman   Conductor
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Connie Kay   Drums
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals
Keter Betts   Bass
Norman Granz   Piano
Ray Brown   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Wilfred Middlebrooks   Bass
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Conductor

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Billy May   Arranger
Russell Garcia   Arranger
Buddy Bregman   Arranger
Norman Granz   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Arranger

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Pure Ella: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Phenomenal----the Queen of Jazz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved 16 of the 18 songs listed here. She has such a beautiful voice. There are also a lot of classic songs here. Anyway, I didn't like "They Can't Take That Away from Me," because her voice was way too deep on that one for me. Maybe she was older when she recorded it. I also didn't care for the last song. But the other 16 songs were just beautiful. Play all of the samples listed here and you'll love that beautiful voice of hers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is so good. There are so many hits here. I don't care for scatting, but she only scats on five songs. Anyway, she has the best voice of a female artist ever. The sound quality is incredible on every song. This is now one of my favorite CDs. Play the samples.