Something To Live For CD (1999)

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald

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Label Uni/verve
SKU 60365734
UPC 731454780025
UPC 14 00731454780025
Format CD
Release Date 11/2/1999
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Author Ella Fitzgerald
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Artist Follower Dominique Eade
Artist Follower Doris Troy
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Artist Follower Eileen Farrell (Soprano Vocals)
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Technical Info
CatalogID 5478002
Lable Name Verve
Released 11/02/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 109m : 51s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731454780025
Musical Guests
Louis Armstrong
Chick Webb
Duke Ellington
Charlie Parker
Stan Getz
Coleman Hawkins
Hank Jones
Album Notes and Credits
SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR is a companion 2-CD set to a PBS documentary with the same name which aired on AMERICAN MASTERS in December 1999.
Personnel includes: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); George Russell, Frank DeVol, Nelson Riddle, Andre Previn (arranger, conductor); Duke Ellington (arranger, piano); Louis Jordan (vocals, alto saxophone); Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, Bud Shank (alto saxophone); Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Paul Gonsalves, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone); Harry Carney (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet); Cootie Williams, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Maynard Ferguson (trumpet); Jimmy Rowles, Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones (piano); Jim Hall (guitar); Ray Brown, George Duvivier (bass); Buddy Rich, Chick Webb, Connie Kay, Louie Bellson, Shelly Manne (drums).
Producers: Milt Gabler, Norman Granz, Dave Kapp.
Compilation producers: Tom Greenwood, Ben Young.
Recorded between March 24, 1937 & July 29, 1966. Includes liner notes by Stuart Nicholson.
Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves (Universal Music Studios East).
SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video.
The First Lady Of Song is widely regarded as the finest female jazz singer of all time, and has exerted an influence over American popular music that is incalculable, though SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR gives it a shot. This 32-track, career-spanning double set serves as a companion to PBS's popular "American Masters" series and offers, for the first time on one collection, a retrospective of Ella Fitzgerald's two most important periods: the Decca years (1935-55), and her Verve years (1956-66).
"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" was the first of many hits she had with the Chick Webb Orchestra, while "How High the Moon" and a live take of "Goody, Goody" show off her remarkable gift for inventive and often humorous scat. There are five selections from her celebrated "Songbook" series, and other rare gems with Ella fronting the orchestras of Duke Ellington, Nelson Riddle and others. With her clear, pristine tone, masterful articulation, and the ability to out-swing anybody any time, Ella Fitzgerald was a singular musical force whose rich legacy continues to reward listeners.
Artist Overview
Through unparalleled ability and judicious choice of repertoire, Ella Fitzgerald became the foremost female interpreter of the 20th-century Great American Popular Song Book. With producer Norman Granz she worked on the "songbook" series, placing on record definitive performances of the work of America's leading songwriters. Fitzgerald had a wide vocal range, but her voice retained a youthful, light vibrancy throughout the greater part of her career, bringing a fresh and appealing quality to most of her material, especially her scat singing. While there are still numerous excellent artists whose work has been strongly influenced by Fitzgerald, the social and artistic conditions that helped to create America's First Lady of Song no longer exist, and it seems highly unlikely that we shall ever see or hear her like again.
Disc 1
1 A-Tisket, A-Tasket - (with Chick Webb & His Orchestra),Lady Is A Tramp, The - (with Buddy Bregman's Orchestra)
2 You Showed Me The Way - (with Chick Webb & His Orchestra),Body And Soul
3 Stairway To The Stars - (with Her Famous Orchestra),Airmail Special
4 How High The Moon,Midnight Sun - (with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra)
5 Perdido,Summertime
6 Can Anyone Explain? - (with Louis Armstrong/Sy Oliver & His Orchestra),Mack The Knife
7 Ella's Contribution To The Blues,Misty
8 But Not For Me,Man I Love, The - (with Nelson Riddle Orchestra)
9 Thanks For The Memory - (with Andre Previn & His Orchestra),Mr. Paganini, (You'll Have To Swing It)
10 Ridin' High - (with Buddy Bregman's Orchestra),'Round Midnight
11 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - (with Buddy Bregman's Orchestra),Bill Bailey
12 Angel Eyes,Yesterdays - (with Nelson Riddle Orchestra)
13 Goody, Goody,Lover Man - (with Marty Paich Orchestra)
14 Oh, Lady Be Good!,Duke's Place - (with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)
15 Sweet Georgia Brown - (with Jimmy Jones' Trio/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)
16 Something To Live For - (with Jimmy Jones' Trio/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)
Disc 2
1 A-Tisket, A-Tasket - (with Chick Webb & His Orchestra),Lady Is A Tramp, The - (with Buddy Bregman's Orchestra)
2 You Showed Me The Way - (with Chick Webb & His Orchestra),Body And Soul
3 Stairway To The Stars - (with Her Famous Orchestra),Airmail Special
4 How High The Moon,Midnight Sun - (with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra)
5 Perdido,Summertime
6 Can Anyone Explain? - (with Louis Armstrong/Sy Oliver & His Orchestra),Mack The Knife
7 Ella's Contribution To The Blues,Misty
8 But Not For Me,Man I Love, The - (with Nelson Riddle Orchestra)
9 Thanks For The Memory - (with Andre Previn & His Orchestra),Mr. Paganini, (You'll Have To Swing It)
10 Ridin' High - (with Buddy Bregman's Orchestra),'Round Midnight
11 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - (with Buddy Bregman's Orchestra),Bill Bailey
12 Angel Eyes,Yesterdays - (with Nelson Riddle Orchestra)
13 Goody, Goody,Lover Man - (with Marty Paich Orchestra)
14 Oh, Lady Be Good!,Duke's Place - (with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)
15 Sweet Georgia Brown - (with Jimmy Jones' Trio/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)
16 Something To Live For - (with Jimmy Jones' Trio/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)

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