Della (album)

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Della (Della Reese album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
GenreTraditional Pop, Swing
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerHugo & Luigi
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Della is an album by singer and actress Della Reese. It was her first album for RCA Victor, after she left Jubilee Records in 1959. The album was one of her most successful, and it was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1961.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Hart, Rodgers) 2:39
  2. "If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)" (Johnson) 2:50
  3. "Let's Get Away from It All" (Adair, Dennis) 2:29
  4. "Thou Swell" (Hart, Rodgers) 2:27
  5. "You're Driving Me Crazy" (Donaldson) 2:30
  6. "Goody Goody" (Malneck, Mercer) 3:46
  7. "And the Angels Sing" (Elman, Mercer) 2:42
  8. "Baby Won't You Please Come Home?" (Warfield, Williams) 3:11
  9. "I'm Beginning to See the Light" (Ellington, George, Hodges, James) 2:27
  10. "I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)" (Ahlert, Turk) 2:38
  11. "Blue Skies" (Berlin) 1:49
  12. "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)" (Hodges) 5:16

Expanded Edition[edit]

RCA released an expanded edition of the album in 2002, that includes early demos of all of the songs performed by Della and George Butler on piano. Link


  • Della Reese – vocals



Year Chart Position
1960 Pop Albums 35


Year Single Chart Position
1959 Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You) Billboard Pop Singles 56