Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook

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Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1958
Recorded March 13–19, 1958
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 46:48
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella Swings Lightly
(1958)
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook
(1958)
Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook is a 1958 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with a studio orchestra conducted and arranged by Paul Weston, focusing on the songs of Irving Berlin.

Grammy Awards[edit]

At the inaugural Grammy Awards, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Fitzgerald won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Female for her performance on this album.

Track listing[edit]

For the 2LP set originally released on the Verve label in 1958: Verve MGV 4019-2.

Side One:

  1. "Let's Face the Music and Dance" – 2:57
  2. "You're Laughing at Me" – 3:18
  3. "Let Yourself Go" – 2:20
  4. "You Can Have Him" – 3:47
  5. "Russian Lullaby" – 1:55
  6. "Puttin' on the Ritz" – 2:18
  7. "Get Thee Behind Me Satan" – 3:49
  8. "Alexander's Ragtime Band" – 2:43

Side Two:

  1. "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" – 2:36
  2. "How About Me?" – 3:17
  3. "Cheek to Cheek" – 3:48
  4. "I Used to Be Color Blind" – 2:34
  5. "Lazy" – 2:40
  6. "How Deep Is the Ocean?" – 3:11
  7. "All by Myself" – 2:29
  8. "Remember" – 3:26

Side Three:

  1. "Supper Time" – 3:19
  2. "How's Chances?" – 2:48
  3. "Heat Wave" – 2:25
  4. "Isn't This a Lovely Day?" – 3:29
  5. "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song" – 3:35
  6. "Reaching for the Moon" – 2:18
  7. "Slumming on Park Avenue" – 2:24

Side Four:

  1. "The Song is Ended (but the Melody Lingers On)" (lyrics by Beda Loehner) – 2:30
  2. "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket" – 3:01
  3. "Now it Can Be Told" – 3:12
  4. "Always" – 3:09
  5. "It's a Lovely Day Today" – 2:28
  6. "Change Partners" – 3:18
  7. "No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)" – 3:03
  8. "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" – 3:00

Bonus Track; Issued on the Verve 2000 2CD re-issue, Verve 830533-2

32."Blue Skies" – 3:43 (Note: This track was added to later vinyl re-issues)

All music and lyrics written by Irving Berlin.

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