We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song

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We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song
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Studio album by Various
Released June 6, 2007
Recorded 2006-2007 (exc. track 14)
Genre Jazz, big band
Length 36:31
Label Verve
Producer Phil Ramone (exc. track 9)

We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song is a 2007 tribute album to Ella Fitzgerald produced by Phil Ramone for Verve Records, released to mark the 90th anniversary of her birth. The "all-star" list of featured vocalists is backed for most part by an orchestra led by Rob Mounsey. The album contains the first release of a duet of Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder, who joined her on stage with her small band at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1977.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald)
  2. "Lullaby of Birdland" (George Shearing, George David Weiss)
  3. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
  4. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (Fabian Andre, Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt)
  5. "(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)" (Sam Coslow)
  6. "Oh, Lady Be Good!" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  7. "Reaching for the Moon" (Irving Berlin)
  8. "Blues in the Night" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
  9. "Miss Otis Regrets" (Cole Porter)
  10. "Someone to Watch over Me" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
  11. "Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell)
  12. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
  13. "Too Close for Comfort" (Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener)
  14. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (recorded live in New Orleans, 1977) (Stevie Wonder)
  15. "Airmail Special" (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy)

Personnel[edit]

Featured vocalists and instrumentalists
  1. Natalie Cole with Terry Trotter, piano
  2. Chaka Khan with Tony Kadleck, trumpet
  3. Queen Latifah
  4. Diana Krall with Hank Jones, both on piano
  5. Natalie Cole and Chaka Khan
  6. Dianne Reeves
  7. Lizz Wright with Regina Carter, violin, and Russell Malone, guitar
  8. Ledisi
  9. Linda Ronstadt
  10. Gladys Knight
  11. Etta James
  12. k.d. lang with Tom Scott, tenor saxophone
  13. Michael Bublé
  14. Ella Fitzgerald joined by Stevie Wonder on vocal and piano
  15. Nikki Yanofsky

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