Ella Fitzgerald
  1. Have You Met Miss Jones? Lyrics
  2. You Took Advantage of Me Lyrics
  3. Ship Without a Sail Lyrics
  4. To Keep My Love Alive Lyrics
  5. Dancing on the Ceiling
  6. The Lady is a Tramp Lyrics
  7. With a Song in My Heart Lyrics
  8. Manhattan Lyrics
  9. Johnny One Note Lyrics
  10. I Wish I Were In Love Again
  11. Spring Is Here
  12. It Never Entered My Mind
  13. This Can't Be Love Lyrics
  14. Thou Swell
  15. My Romance Lyrics
  16. Where or When
  17. Little Girl Blue Lyrics
  18. Give It Back to the Indians
  19. Ten Cents a Dance Lyrics
  20. There's a Small Hotel Lyrics
  21. I Didn't Know What Time It Was Lyrics
  22. Everything I've Got Lyrics
  23. I Could Write a Book Lyrics
  24. Blue Room Lyrics
  25. My Funny Valentine
  26. Bewitched
  27. Mountain Greenery
  28. Wait Till You See Her Lyrics
  29. Lover Lyrics
  30. Isn't It Romantic? Lyrics
  31. Here in My Arms Lyrics
  32. Blue Moon Lyrics
  33. My Heart Stood Still Lyrics
  34. I've Got Five Dollars
Verve, VEZ 2519 (2 CDs or 1 double LP )
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The best of the songbook collection with ELLA giving beautiful performances on many songs like I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS and THERE'S A SMALL HOTEL never better in BUDDY BREGMAN'S wonderfully touching orchestrations.After all these years,it is still the one to buy,if you want only one.

Only Frank Sinatra has put his indelible stamp on as many pages of the American Popular Songbook as Ella Fitzgerald. But while Sinatra specialized in mood-themed albums (his composer-based collections were compiled from material already released), Fitzgerald's ambitious songbooks devoted themselves to one great songwriter after another: Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and so on. The two-volume Rodgers and Hart project ranks with the best, and if Buddy Bergman's arrangements are a bit sweeter than his Cole Porter settings, or Nelson Riddle's Gershwin treatments, they suit the material just fine. And what a wide range of material it is (with original verses intact!), intermingling novelty show tunes ("Give it Back to the Indians," "Johnny One Note"), sophisticated standards ("Manhattan," "Blue Moon," "The Lady Is a Tramp"), and lush ballads ("Isn't it Romantic," "It Never Entered My Mind"). But for my money, the most exquisite thing Fitzgerald ever recorded is her seven-minute "Bewitched" (a.k.a. "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered") on Vol. 2, casting a spell of hushed reverie that makes time stand still. --

Rodgers and Hart wrote deceptively simple songs with striking melodies and literate lyrics--sung by realistic characters in shows set in modern, urban settings. Rodgers jazz like themes and phrasing are the reasons they appeal to jazz musicians. And what greater jazz artist than Ella Fitzgerald to sing them? Forty years on, these are still the greatest interpretations of Rodgers and Hart.