Lullabies of Birdland

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Lullabies of Birdland
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1956
Recorded 1945 to 1955
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 68:24
Label Decca
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Songs in a Mellow Mood
(1954)
Lullabies of Birdland
(1956)
For Sentimental Reasons
(1955)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Lullabies of Birdland is a 1956 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, [2] issued on the Decca Records label. The album features tracks recorded during the late 1940s and early 1950s, that had been previously issued on 78rpm single. MCA Records re-issued the complete album on CD, in 1998, together with the 1955 album Sweet and Hot.

Track listing[edit]

Side One:

  1. "Lullaby of Birdland" (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 2:51
  2. "Rough Ridin'" (Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Jones, Bill Tennyson) – 3:14
  3. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) – 2:54
  4. "Smooth Sailing" (Arnett Cobb) – 3:06
  5. "Oh, Lady Be Good!" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:08
  6. "Later" (Tiny Bradshaw, Henry Glover) – 2:32

Side Two:

  1. "Ella Hums the Blues (From Pete Kelly's Blues)" (Fitzgerald) – 5:13
  2. "How High the Moon" (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 3:15
  3. "Basin Street Blues" (Spencer Williams) – 3:07
  4. "Air Mail Special" (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy) – 3:02
  5. "Flying Home" (Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Sid Robin) – 2:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Ella Fitzgerald - vocals
  • Sy Oliver and His Orchestra - Tracks 1,3,4,6 and 9. (Recorded between 1949 and 1954)
  • Ray Brown and His Trio - Tracks 2 and 10. (Recorded in 1952)
  • Bob Haggart and His Orchestra - Track 5. (Recorded in 1947)
  • Don Abney (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Larry Bunker (drums) - Track 7. (Recorded in 1955)
  • Ray Brown (bass), Leonard "Idrees Sulieman" Graham (trumpet) - Track 8. (Recorded in 1947)
  • Vic Schoen and His Orchestra - Track 11. (Recorded in 1945)

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