Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis Again

Audio Samples

>Don't Be That Way
>Makin' Whoopee
>They All Laughed
>Comes Love
>Autumn In New York
>Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
>Stompin' At the Savoy
>I Won't Dance
>Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You

Track List

>Don't Be That Way
>Makin' Whoopee
>They All Laughed
>Comes Love
>Autumn In New York
>Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
>Stompin' At the Savoy
>I Won't Dance
>Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You

Album Reviews:

JazzTimes (4/97, pp.76-77) - "...when compared to the first album, this one does have a slight feeling of recapitulation. Then again, upon hearing these two old friends continue their public musical love affair, who'd complain?....A little slice of jazz history, served warm..."

Album Notes

Full performer name: Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong.

Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Oscar Peterson (piano); Herb Ellis (guitar); Ray Brown (bass); Louis Bellson (drums).

Recorded at Capital Studios, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California in 1957. Originally released on Verve (4006-2). Includes liner notes by John Sinclair, Norman Granz.

Full performer name: Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong.

The gold-disc version of ELLA AND LOUIS AGAIN is a 2-CD set that contains all the performances Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong originally recorded for the LP. Ultradiscs are mastered from the original master tapes using Mobile Fidelity's proprietary mastering technique, then plated with 24-karat gold and housed in a stress-resistant lift-lock jewel box.

Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Oscar Peterson (piano); Herb Ellis (guitar); Ray Brown (bass); Louis Bellson drums).

Recorded in Los Angeles, California on July 23 and August 1 & 13, 1957. Includes original release liner notes by Norman Granz.

Liner Note Author: Norman Granz.

Recorded in 1957, ELLA & LOUIS AGAIN re-teams Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong after the success of their first album and a popular series of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl the previous year. This is not a mere retread, however, and if anything, ELLA & LOUIS AGAIN is the stronger of the two records. Fitzgerald shines particularly brightly, singing with sassy confidence throughout, as if goosed by Pops' infectious good humor. A warmly teasing "Don't Be That Way" opens the record, and the warmhearted joy of that song continues throughout the other 11 tracks. The backing quartet, led by the great Oscar Peterson on piano and featuring guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Louis Bellson, is up to the challenge of playing with these two magnificent singers.



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