Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

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This article is about the Ella Fitzgerald album. For other uses, see Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie.
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1961
Recorded January 23, 1961 and June 22–23, 1961
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 58:25
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella in Hollywood
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
Ella Returns to Berlin
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! is a 1961 (see 1961 in music) studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, with a jazz quartet led by Lou Levy. The liner notes are by Benny Green of the London Observer.

Track listing[edit]

For the 1961 Verve LP album, Verve V-4053 (Mono) & V6-4053 (Stereo)

Side One:

  1. "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) – 4:06
  2. "You're My Thrill" (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) – 3:35
  3. "My Reverie" (Larry Clinton, Claude Debussy) – 3:16
  4. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 3:17
  5. "'Round Midnight" (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 3:28
  6. "Jersey Bounce" (Tiny Bradshaw, Buddy Feyne, Edward Johnson, Bobby Plater) – 3:33
  7. "Signing Off" (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly) – 3:45

Side Two:

  1. "Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) – 4:13
  2. "This Year's Kisses" (Irving Berlin) – 2:14
  3. "Good Morning Heartache" (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higgenbotham) – 4:17
  4. "(I Was) Born to Be Blue" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) – 2:42
  5. "Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley!" (Ballard MacDonald, Joseph Meyer, Billy Rose) – 2:41
  6. "Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most" (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 6:13
  7. "The Music Goes Round and Round" (Eddie Farley, Red Hodgson, Mike Riley) – 2:27

Bonus Tracks; Issued on the 1989 Verve-PolyGram CD Reissue, Verve-PolyGram 835 646-2

15. "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)" (Previously unreleased) (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) – 2:12

16. "I Got a Guy" (Previously unreleased) (Marion Sunshine) – 3:43

17. "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" (Previously unreleased) (Steve Allen) – 2:43


Tracks 1 to 14; recorded 22–23 June 1961 in Los Angeles

Tracks 15 to 17; recorded 23 January 1961 in New York