Ella Sings Gershwin

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Ella Sings Gershwin
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 11-12, 1950
VenueNew York
GenreVocal jazz
ProducerMilt Gabler
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella Sings Gershwin
Songs in a Mellow Mood
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Ella Sings Gershwin is a 1950 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by the pianist Ellis Larkins. Issued on DL5300 on the Decca label, this was Fitzgerald's first album. Originally on 10" vinyl, which preceded album releases on 12" vinyl, it featured eight tracks.

The complete album was combined with Fitzgerald's 1954 album Songs in a Mellow Mood and re-issued on CD in 1994 by MCA Records on the GRP Jazz label under the title Pure Ella.

Fitzgerald released two other albums of all Gershwin material, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959) and Nice Work If You Can Get It (1983).

Track listing[edit]

For the 1950 Decca Records 10" LP; Decca DL 5300

Side one

  1. "Someone to Watch Over Me" - 3:13
  2. "My One and Only" - 3:13
  3. "But Not for Me" - 3:12
  4. "Looking for a Boy" - 3:06

Side two

  1. "I've Got a Crush on You" - 3:13
  2. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" - 3:14
  3. "Maybe" - 3:21
  4. "Soon" - 2:44

All music composed by George Gershwin and all lyrics written by Ira Gershwin.



  1. ^ "Ella Fitzgerald Ella Sings Gershwin ". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-07-17.