Ella Fitzgerald

Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book

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During the late '50s, Ella Fitzgerald continued her Song Book records with Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, releasing a series of albums featuring 59 songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. Those songs, plus alternate takes, were combined on a four-disc box set, Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, in 1998. These performances are easily among Fitzgerald's very best, and for any serious fan, this is the ideal place to acquire the recordings, since the sound and presentation are equally classy and impressive.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 7:21
2 6:37
3 3:15 Spotify
4 3:31 Spotify
5 2:36 Spotify
6 4:26 Spotify
7 3:08 Spotify
8 3:58 Spotify
9 3:32 Spotify
10 3:03 Spotify
11 5:34 Spotify
12 3:45 Spotify
13 3:28 Spotify
14 3:50 Spotify
15 3:07 Spotify
16 2:29 Spotify
17 4:30 Spotify
18 3:43 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:05 Spotify
2 3:02 Spotify
3 3:02 Spotify
4 3:07 Spotify
5 3:06 Spotify
6 3:30 Spotify
7 2:28 Spotify
8 3:23 Spotify
9 2:50 Spotify
10 3:33 Spotify
11 2:33 Spotify
12 2:20 Spotify
13 3:26 Spotify
14 2:40 Spotify
15 3:28 Spotify
16 3:07 Spotify
17 3:45 Spotify
18 3:25 Spotify
19 2:46 Spotify
20 3:24 Spotify
21 2:54 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:52 Spotify
2 3:23 Spotify
3 3:23 Spotify
4 3:08 Spotify
5 3:52 Spotify
6 2:13 Spotify
7 3:07 Spotify
8 4:49 Spotify
9 2:48 Spotify
10 3:46 Spotify
11 3:22 Spotify
12 3:23 Spotify
13 3:21 Spotify
14 3:40 Spotify
15 3:49 Spotify
16 3:07 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:36 Spotify
2 2:06 Spotify
3 2:05 Spotify
4 3:00 Spotify
5 3:51 Spotify
6 4:04 Spotify
7 3:56 Spotify
8 4:12 Spotify
9 3:32 Spotify
10 3:21 Spotify
11 3:02 Spotify
12 3:50 Spotify
13 3:32 Spotify
14 3:32 Spotify
15 4:26 Spotify
16 3:25 Spotify
17 2:46 Spotify
18 3:07 Spotify
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