Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook

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Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1956
Recorded August 21–31, 1956
Genre Jazz
Length 114:23
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella and Louis
(1956)
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook
(1956)
Ella and Louis Again
(1957)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook is a 1956 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with a studio orchestra conducted and arranged by Buddy Bregman, focusing on the songs written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

This album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, which is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old, and that have "qualitative or historical significance."[2]

Track listing[edit]

For the 1956 Verve 2 LP album, Verve MG V-4002-2

Side One:

  1. "Have You Met Miss Jones?" – 3:41
  2. "You Took Advantage of Me" – 3:27
  3. "A Ship Without a Sail" – 4:07
  4. "To Keep My Love Alive" – 3:34
  5. "Dancing on the Ceiling" – 4:06
  6. "The Lady Is a Tramp" – 3:21
  7. "With a Song in My Heart" – 2:44
  8. "Manhattan" – 2:48

Side Two:

  1. "Johnny One Note" – 2:12
  2. "I Wish I Were in Love Again" – 2:36
  3. "Spring is Here" – 3:38
  4. "It Never Entered My Mind" – 4:06
  5. "This Can't Be Love" – 2:54
  6. "Thou Swell" – 2:03
  7. "My Romance" – 3:42
  8. "Where or When" – 2:46
  9. "Little Girl Blue" – 3:53

Side Three:

  1. "Give it Back to the Indians" – 3:10
  2. "Ten Cents a Dance" – 4:06
  3. "There's a Small Hotel" – 2:48
  4. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" – 3:46
  5. "Ev'rything I've Got" – 3:21
  6. "I Could Write a Book" – 3:38
  7. "The Blue Room" – 2:29
  8. "My Funny Valentine" – 3:52

Side Four:

  1. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" – 7:01
  2. "Mountain Greenery" – 2:13
  3. "Wait Till You See Him" – 1:30
  4. "Lover" (Stereo Take) – 3:16
  5. "Isn't It Romantic?" – 3:00
  6. "Here in My Arms" – 1:52
  7. "Blue Moon" – 3:11
  8. "My Heart Stood Still" – 3:02
  9. "I've Got Five Dollars" – 2:39

Bonus Track; Issued on disc two of 2009 the Verve 2CD Reissue, Verve 314-5372582

18 "Lover" (Alternative mono take) – 3:15

2012: Verve also released an audiophile, downloadable version of the LP in up to 192 kHz/24 bit lossless FLAC quality.

All songs composed by Richard Rodgers and all lyrics written by Lorenz Hart.

Personnel[edit]

Liner notes by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, William Simon and Norman Granz.

Footnotes[edit]