Editors’ Notes It’s a testament to how much music Ella Fitzgerald recorded, that these 76 sparkling, professionally recorded tunes were allowed to languish unheard for more than 50 years. As her phenomenally successful Songbook albums show, with the eternally bubbly Fitzgerald and her elegant little-girl voice it’s about the songs, and here there’s a sterling mix of stage and screen numbers like the Gershwins’ “S’Wonderful,” and Harold Arlen’s “The Old Black Magic,” big band numbers like Ellington’s “Perdido,” oddities like “Across the Alley From the Alamo,” and a stab at Thelonious Monk’s “`Round Midnight.” Even her best known tunes, “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” and “Mack the Knife” get fresh, ingenious takes that are essential for Ella collectors. The whole set plays like a fast-moving jam session, loose and inventive with Fitzgerald full of energy and brio, her scatting tight and disciplined, and her sense of delight showing itself often, none better than in “Sunny Side of the Street,” when instead of the usual “Rockefeller” she sings, “I’d be rich as Frank Sinatra. A vivacious rarity.

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Introduction (Live)
1
0:48
 
Lover Come Back to Me (Live)
2
1:55
 
Too Close for Comfort (Live)
3
2:39
 
Little White Lies (Live)
4
3:01
 
On the Sunny Side of the Street (Live)
5
2:49
 
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (Live)
6
2:53
 
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home (Live)
7
3:47
 
I Found a New Baby (Live)
8
2:28
 
On a Slow Boat to China (Live)
9
2:25
 
My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Live)
10
3:15
 
Perdido (Live)
11
6:52
 
I’ve Got a Crush On You (Live)
12
2:23
 
But Not for Me (Live)
13
2:10
 
You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (Live)
14
3:03
 
Across the Alley from the Alamo (Live)
15
2:00
 
I’m Glad There Is You (Live)
16
3:15
 
‘Round Midnight (Live)
17
3:37
 
Take the “A” Train (Live)
18
6:45
 
Mr. Paganini (Live)
19
4:10
 
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Live)
1
2:29
 
I Can’t Get Started (Live)
2
3:31
 
Give Me the Simple Life (Live)
3
1:53
 
Caravan (Live)
4
2:05
 
One for My Baby (Live)
5
4:18
 
Lorelei (Live)
6
3:16
 
A-Tisket, A-Tasket (Live)
7
1:54
 
Witchcraft (Live)
8
3:04
 
Gone With the Wind (Live)
9
2:31
 
Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe (Live)
10
3:45
 
It’s De-Lovely (Live)
11
2:15
 
The Lady Is a Tramp (Live)
12
2:41
 
That Old Black Magic (Live)
13
3:33
 
Lullaby of Birdland (Live)
14
2:08
 
Ella Introduces the Band (Live)
15
0:39
 
Imagination (Live)
16
2:41
 
Blue Moon (Live)
17
3:08
 
Joe Williams' Blues (Live)
18
7:21
 
The Lady’s In Love With You (Live)
1
1:39
 
Love Is Here to Stay (Live)
2
3:34
 
Come Rain or Come Shine (Live)
3
3:36
 
Anything Goes (Live)
4
2:26
 
This Could Be the Start of Something Big (Live)
5
2:25
 
Candy (Live)
6
5:07
 
Little Girl Blue (Live)
7
3:49
 
You’re Driving Me Crazy (Live)
8
3:30
 
It’s All Right With Me (Live)
9
2:33
 
Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don’t Tease Me) [Live]
10
2:49
 
'S Wonderful (Live)
11
2:28
 
How High the Moon (Live)
12
6:20
 
Deep Purple (Live)
13
2:17
 
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Live)
14
3:33
 
Mack the Knife (Live)
15
3:53
 
Exactly Like You (Live)
16
4:30
 
Rock It for Me (Live)
17
3:35
 
Stompin' At the Savoy (Live)
18
6:49
 
Love for Sale (Live)
19
4:11
 
St. Louis Blues (Live)
20
6:05
 
All of Me (Live)
1
3:15
 
Hard Hearted Hannah (Live)
2
2:38
 
Broadway (Live)
3
2:46
 
My Kind of Boy (Live)
4
2:42
 
It Had to Be You (Live)
5
3:56
 
C'est Magnifique (Live)
6
3:28
 
How Long Has This Been Going On? (Live)
7
2:49
 
When Your Lover Has Gone (Live)
8
2:10
 
Taking a Chance On Love (Live)
9
2:23
 
Good Morning Heartache (Live)
10
4:24
 
Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie! (Live)
11
3:23
 
Hallelujah I Love Him So (Live)
12
2:19
 
Angel Eyes (Live)
13
3:25
 
Ol' Man Mose (Live)
14
3:13
 
Teach Me Tonight (Live)
15
3:06
 
Too Darn Hot / Ella’s Twist (Live)
16
1:10
 
Too Darn Hot (Live)
17
2:42
 
Bewitched (Live)
18
5:19
 
Bill Bailey (Live)
19
3:41
 
Bill Bailey (Reprise) [Live]
20
3:32
 

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