Fine and Mellow (album)

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Fine and Mellow
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1979
Recorded January 8, 1974
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 47:31
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Take Love Easy
Fine and Mellow
Ella in London
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Fine and Mellow is a 1974 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by many famous jazz musicians. It opens with the eponymous song written by Billie Holiday. The album is subtitled Ella Fitzgerald Jams, and represents a return to the informal 'jam sessions' that Ella sang in on the Jazz at the Philharmonic Concerts concerts in the 1940s and 1950s.

Ella's performance on this album won her the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fine and Mellow" (Billie Holiday) – 6:05
  2. "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So" (Mack David, Duke Ellington) – 6:35
  3. "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 5:01
  4. "Rockin' in Rhythm" (Harry Carney, Ellington, Irving Mills) – 6:00
  5. "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:15
  6. "'Round Midnight" (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 4:37
  7. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (Fields, McHugh) – 4:10
  8. "The Man I Love" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 6:45
  9. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 5:03


Recorded January 8, 1974, in Hollywood, Los Angeles: