Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers

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Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers
Studio album by
RecordedNovember 24, 1958 & July 11, 1959
LabelVerve MG V-4032
ProducerNorman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
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Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers is a 1959 album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, recorded with a studio Orchestra arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol.

Ella focuses on well known jazz standards by lesser known songwriters, a useful counterbalance to her continuing songbooks project, which at this time found her in the midst of recording the epic George and Ira Gershwin Songbook.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow wrote of the album "Ella Fitzgerald is in fine form on this obscure LP, performing a dozen standards... An enjoyable if not classic release."[1]

Track listing[edit]

For the 1959 Verve LP album, Verve MG VS-6072, re-issued in 2003 on CD; Verve B0000762-02

Side A:

  1. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias) – 3:15
  2. "Let's Fall in Love" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:08
  3. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 3:47
  4. "That Old Feeling" (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain) – 4:20
  5. "I Remember You" (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) – 2:26
  6. "Moonlight Serenade" (Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish) – 3:03

Side B:

  1. "Gone with the Wind" (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 3:04
  2. "Can't We Be Friends?" (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 3:25
  3. "Out of This World" (Arlen, Mercer) – 4:37
  4. "My Old Flame" (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) – 3:06
  5. "East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)" (Brooks Bowman) – 3:48
  6. "Lullaby of Broadway" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 2:26


Recorded in two sessions held on November 24, 1958 and July 11, 1959 in Hollywood, Los Angeles:


  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011.