The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong on Verve is a 1997 compilation album of recordings made by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong for Verve between 1956 and 1957. The 47 tracks are collated from the three studio albums Ella and Louis, Ella and Louis Again, and Porgy and Bess. Two tracks are from a 1957 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Disc One. "Can't We Be Friends?" (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 3:48. Isn't This a Lovely Day?" (Irving Berlin) – 6:17.
When The Saints Go Marching In. Versions (3). Cat. Ella And Louis - Ella And Louis At The Hollywood Bowl (7", EP). Verve Records, Artone Holland.
Ella and Louis Again is a 1957 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. It is the "sequel" to their 1956 album, Ella and Louis; in contrast to their previous collaboration, this album does not only feature duets. It was reissued in 2006 on a 2 CD-set as Verve 0602517036918
Ella and Louis is an inspired collaboration, masterminded by producer Norman Granz. Both artists were riding high at this stage in their careers, and Granz assembled a stellar quartet of Oscar Peterson (piano), Buddy Rich (drums), Herb Ellis (guitar) and Ray Brown (bass). Equally inspired was the choice of material, with the gruffness of Armstrong's voice blending like magic with Fitzgerald's stunningly silky delivery
Ella and Louis is a 1956 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, accompanied by the Oscar Peterson Quartet. Posts About Ella and Louis. lt;p
Ella and Louis helped rekindle interest in what would become known as The Great American Songbook. Though it is something only American culture could produce, Ella and Louis was also something a large part of American society worked hard to prevent. It started with Norman Granz, producer, promoter, and, by 1955, Ella Fitzgerald’s manager. Any book on my life, Granz told his biographer Tad Hershorn, would start with my basic philosophy of fighting racial prejudice. On August 15, 1956, the JATP performance at the Hollywood Bowl became the best-attended event of the venue’s history even though, eleven years before, they told Granz they would never host an event with the word jazz in the title.
For the first time, all of Ella & Louis' classic duets are in one place. This 4CD set gathers their timeless three Verve albums newly remastered versions of Ella and Louis, Ella and Louis Again and Porgy and Bess combining them with their eight Decca singles, live recordings from Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl plus several alternates & false starts from the Decca & Verve eras, illuminating their craft & good humor. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample).
Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald first recorded together in 1946, for Decca. At that time, Ella – then 29 – was a rising star of the contemporary jazz scene, having broken out with drummer Chick Webb’s group six years earlier. Louis, on the other hand, was 45 and, despite the decline in popularity of both New Orleans jazz and big band swing, had not lost his star status. Their inaugural album recording session together was captured for Verve on 16 August 1956, the day after Ella and Louis had performed at one of Granz’s most memorable JATP concerts, at the Hollywood Bowl. Evidently, Ella Fitzgerald had a soft spot for Louis Armstrong. She was a fan from way back and wanted to make sure that the jazz veteran felt at home and wasn’t taken out of his comfort zone.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong. 9. Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered. 10. Just a-Sittin' and a-Rockin'. 11. I'm Just a Lucky So and So. 4:15. 12. Airmail Special (Live At The Newport Jazz Festival/1957).