Things Ain't What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It)

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Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1970
Recorded May 26–30, 1969
Genre Jazz
Length 34:06
Label Reprise
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella
(1969)
Things Ain't What They Used to Be
(1970)
Ella in Budapest, Hungary
(1999)
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Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Things Ain't What They Used to Be is a 1970 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. The final album that Fitzgerald recorded on the Reprise Records label. The album was re-issued on CD with alternative artwork, in 1989. Released together on one CD with Ella's first album recorded for Reprise label, Ella.

Track listing[edit]

For the 1970 LP on Reprise Records; RS 6432; Re-issued by Reprise-Warner Bros. in 1989 on CD; Reprise 9 26023-2

Side One:

  1. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) – 5:18
  2. "Mas Que Nada" (Jorge Ben Jor) – 3:49
  3. "A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et une Femme)" (Pierre Barouh, Francis Lai, Jerry Keller) – 3:17
  4. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 2:22
  5. "Black Coffee" (Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster) – 4:28
  6. "Tuxedo Junction" (Julian Dash, Buddy Feyne, Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson) – 3:17

Side Two:

  1. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) – 3:44
  2. "Don't Dream of Anybody But Me" (Neal Hefti, Bart Howard) – 4:06
  3. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" (Mercer Ellington, Ted Persons) – 3:11
  4. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 4:40
  5. "Manteca" (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo) – 2:30
  6. "Just When We're Falling in Love (aka "Robbins Nest")" (Illinois Jacquet, Bob Russell, Sir Charles Thompson) – 2:29

Personnel[edit]

Recorded May 26–30, 1969, in Hollywood, Los Angeles:

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