Ella Fitzgerald

1938-1939

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After her giant hit of "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," the already-popular Ella Fitzgerald became the main attraction with the Chick Webb Orchestra and the majority of their recordings from 1938 feature the singer who was then 20. She is particularly strong on the ballads (such as "You Can't Be Mine") and had a hit in "Undecided" (the lone 1939 selection on this CD) although her work on the novelties is less memorable. All of these Classics releases are worth picking up for a definitive (and very complete) look at early Fitzgerald.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:55
2 3:18
3 3:08
4 3:03
5 3:04
6 3:00
7 2:49
8 2:47
9 2:55
10 3:07
11 2:43
12 2:46
13 3:04
14 2:53
15 3:05
16 2:50
17 2:50
18 3:11
19
feat: Chick Webb
2:54
20 3:01
21 3:03
22 2:35
23 3:15
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