A Classy Pair

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A Classy Pair
A Classy Pair (Ella Fitzgerald album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 15, 1979 (1979-02-15)
GenreVocal jazz
LabelPablo Today
ProducerNorman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Digital III at Montreux
A Classy Pair
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A Classy Pair is a 1979 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, with arrangements by Benny Carter.[1]

This was Fitzgerald and Basie's second studio recording after Ella and Basie! (1963), and features re-recordings of two songs from the earlier album, "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Ain't Misbehavin' ". The two musicians worked together much more frequently during her Pablo years than they had during her years on the Verve label, and this album marked the end of a connection that had begun in 1957.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album three stars and said that "Basie's sidemen are unfortunately restricted in the Benny Carter arrangements to backup work but Basie has a few piano solos and Fitzgerald is in good voice and in typically swinging form".[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."Honeysuckle Rose"Andy Razaf, Fats Waller5:58
2."My Kind of Trouble Is You"Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II4:35
3."Teach Me Tonight"Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul3:15
4."Organ Grinder's Swing"Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish5:56
5."Don't Worry 'Bout Me"Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler3:30
6."I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"George Bassman, Ned Washington2:52
7."Ain't Misbehavin'"Harry Brooks, Razaf, Waller4:00
8."Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'"Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines, Billy Strayhorn4:42
9."Sweet Lorraine"Cliff Burwell, Parish4:23




  1. ^ a b c "A Classy Pair". Allmusic. Retrieved July 10, 2011.