Ella Fitzgerald

The Silver Collection: The Songbooks

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The Songbooks presents three tracks each from Ella Fitzgerald's tributes to the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin and Rodgers & Hart (the latter gets a fourth track as well). This is an even better single-disc summation of her Songbook years than Verve's later Best of the Songbooks, featuring only her best performances: "Oh, Lady Be Good," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Laura," "Cheek to Cheek" and "The Lady Is a Tramp."

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